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Uber is launching an electric-vehicle program in Portland, and it will be encouraging its drivers to sign up. The program, which follows a similar effort launched earlier in London, gets started in late May. Through a combination of incentives and educational initiatives, the program aims to increase the amount of EVs driven by Uber contractors […]

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A wave of negative news coverage has put ride-hailing giant Uber in a squeeze to clean up its image that may open opportunities for competitors. CEO Travis Kalanick apologized last week to employees for his indiscretions arguing with an Uber driver during a trip captured on video. He’d been labelled as “pugnacious” in media reports […]

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Uber drivers are earning much less than the $100,000 per year previously told to The Wall Street Journal. In November 2013, the company told The Wall Street Journal that its average driver earns $100,000 a year. While the company has backed away from that high figure recently, Uber chief adviser and board member David Plouffe […]

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