BMW and Nissan have teamed up with Uber to set up Uber Green - an electric-car pilot project that'll run from 9 May to 3 June in Johannesburg.
Woolworths Rewards members, especially, will be among the first to have access to these vehicles, before the project opens officially to the public
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During that time, Uber customers will be able to request a BMW i3 or Nissan Leaf battery car at UberX prices - providing a zero-emissions ride (other than from the coal that was burned to generate the electricity in the first place, of course, but that's another political can of worms entirely).
"Uber is about making mobility simpler, more accessible and more sustainable," said general manager for sub-Saharan Africa Alon Lits, "so we're keen to explore alternative options. This partnership is a step towards making changes for the good of our environment."