Uber will be able to have operators across the country

in News · 17-07-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

The transport platform Uber is able to start on 14 July to operate in all Portuguese territories, considering it to be an important step in a context where internal tourism gains relevance, within the scope of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“In the month [July] where Uber celebrates six years of operation in Portugal, the app will start to cover all the country with Uber drivers”, said a press release.

Drivers and transportation service partners in uncharacterised light vehicles of passenger (TVDE) can now have access to other economic opportunities in a season in which many Portuguese people will spend their holidays in Portugal.

“When we say all the national territory, we are referring to all municipalities. At this moment, Uber allows any TVDE driver to operate in any Portuguese area”, highlighted Manuel Pina, director of the platform in Portugal.

In the press release, Manuel Pina, considered the measure as a way of drivers to help local communities, referring that the application can be seen as an “economic opportunity”.

“In a season when we need flexibility and innovation to get through the crisis, we want everyone to have access to our services, wherever they are”, he underlined, reminding that Uber will not have “the same efficiency in all locations”.

In Manuel Pina’s words, the service reliability will be gradually increasing in all regions.

“We want to make sure that our technology reaches all areas of the country, whether it is to offer safer and more accessible trips, or to send parcels or first-aid products”, affirmed the leader.

According to Uber, outside of large urban centres, the application will allow the register of new partners with electric and non-electric vehicles, due to the constraints on access to chargers.

With more than three million downloads since the app arrival to Portugal, Uber recalls that, as of 16 July, the platform will only accept electric vehicles in the biggest cities of Portugal.

“The rule will be applied to new vehicles in the Metropolitan Areas of Lisbon and Porto as well as the districts of Braga and Faro, relatively to the main service UberX, as well as Comfort. The partners will be allowed to add non-electric vehicles in case of replacement for an already registered vehicle on the platform or for Uber Black or UberXL services”, concluded the company in the press release.


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