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EVs explained

Why switch to an electric car as a PCO driver?

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Drivers in London save £94/week* on fuel and Congestion Charge.


Earn more - when driving Uber Green, you earn 10% more for each trip.


You can use your Uber Clean Air Plan as a weekly discount with us.


Uber has pledged to be fully electric in London by 2025, and in the rest of the UK by 2030.


Charging an electric car - how easy is it?

The biggest concern for drivers considering switching to an electric vehicle is charging. But there is no need to worry, we have EV training for all our new customers.

Charging infrastructure is growing rapidly and there are many apps to help find chargers near you:

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Zap Map is a great app to download to show chargers near you.

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One-tap access to over 725,000 chargers.

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Access to rapid and ultra-rapid charge points.


How much range do you need?

WeFlex only offer electric cars with substantial ranges of 250-377 miles. Take a look at our EVs.

See how far you can go from WeFlex HQ on a single charge:

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Help save the planet.

Electric cars emit zero emissions

Ride-hailing drivers in EVs make a big difference due to their high mileage.

And saving over

8 million

litres of petrol

from being used.

Preventing over


tonnes of CO2

from entering the atmosphere.

Our EVs have driven over


million miles.

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Peaceful journeys.

It is regularly commented on how quiet, smooth and relaxing an electric ride is.

Customers love electric cars and we have heard from Ride-Hailing drivers they are getting higher customer ratings!

  • How much does charging an EV cost?
    EV charging tariffs differ depending on the speed of the charger, and the company you use. Here's an example of the average cost* to charge an EV using 'PodPoint' chargers: Home charging: £17** (8.08p/mile) Public chargers: £26*** (12.69p/mile) During your on-boarding with us, we take you through everything you need to know about charging. As an Uber driver, you get also get a complimentary bp pulse subscription, which gives you access to exclusive charging rates, starting as low as 27p/kWh on the bp pulse owned network, saving at least £90 per month. * For a typical electric car with a 60kWh battery and ~200 mile range. **Costs calculated at 32p/kWh based on usable battery of ~54kWh (90%). ***Costs calculated at an average rate of 48p/kWh as of May 2023, based on usable battery of ~54kWh (90%).
  • How do you charge an EV?
    There are 3 main ways to charge an EV: Rapid charging: This is the fastest way to charge but is also the most expensive. However, we suggest rapid charging your car no more than once a week as this can damage the battery over time. Home charging: If you have a driveway at home, this is the most economical method. Simply get a PodPoint installed and plug your car in whenever you’re at home. Public slow chargers/lamppost chargers: These are the cheapest form of public charging and the most common. They can be found at most petrol stations, as well on many residential streets. Find one near you.
  • How long does it take to charge an EV?
    It depends on the speed/power of the charger you use, as well as the battery size of your EV (larger size = longer to charge). Look at our breakdown for charging an MG ZS*: Home pod charging: 8 hours Public lamp-post charger: 8 hours Public rapid chargers (20%-80%): 20 minutes *Based on PodPoint estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
  • Where can I charge my EV?
    As of the end of January 2024, there were 55,301 EV charging points across the UK, 18,628 of those being in London (source). There are many apps which help you find charging points near you, their availability and their power. These include: ZapMap Octopus Electroverse Instavolt BP Pulse Shell Recharge
  • Will my range drop in winter?
    You can expect your range to drop during colder weather. This is because the cold causes the chemical reactions within the battery to slow down, which makes the battery less efficient and therefore provides fewer miles of range. However, this is only temporary, and will increase again when cold weather passes. You can even expect your range to increase above normal when it is hot!
  • How much electric range do I need?
    In a day, our customers drive on average 87 miles.This means that even with our lowest-range EV at 250 miles, you only need to charge every 2-3 days.

Electric car FAQs

*Cost savings calculated by WeFlex based upon a Ride-Hailing driver in London in a Kia Niro EV compared to a Toyota Prius Active hybrid Based on: 33,000 miles per year (personal and work), charging half the time using a home Pod Point at 32p/KWH, and half the time using a rapid charger on Uber's BP Pulse exclusive rate of 49p/kWH. Driving into the Congestion Charge zone 5 days a week. Savings will vary depending on the vehicles compared. These cost savings are subject to driving style and where you charge your vehicle. Prices are based on February 2024, and are subject to change. WeFlex does not warrant these cost savings.

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