Sustainability at Uber Carshare

Most cars are idle most of the time

With Uber Carshare, we can put idle cars to better use – so fewer people need to own cars. It’s common sense for the common good.

Most cars are idle most of the time

Offsetting our emissions

We’re serious about sustainability and we want to do our part to support a greener future.

Uber Carshare trips

We offset all emissions from Uber Carshare trips through Australian Government certified carbon offset purchases.

Projects and initiatives

We direct a portion of our carbon offset purchases to projects that have benefits beyond carbon offsetting, like reforestation and global development.

Within our team

We offset our team’s personal emissions, and contribute to Greenfleet's native reforestation projects.

Community involvement

We’re a member of Leaders for Climate Action, a business community centred around moving towards a global economy without greenhouse gas emissions.

Offset emissions

Why we offset emissions

Sharing existing cars reduces the number of new vehicles that need to be manufactured – and the embodied emissions of a car (from all of the inputs that go into making and shipping it) typically rival or even exceed exhaust pipe emissions over a car’s lifetime.

Car sharing can help people to transition to car-light lifestyles, where owning a car is optional and driving becomes a smaller part of the overall transport mix.

Through our carbon offsetting activities, we’re making sure that the remaining emissions that can’t be avoided are reduced by credible, certified carbon reduction projects.

Electric car plug in

The future is electric

We want to increase the number of planet-friendly cars available to borrowers, and make it quick and easy for owners of low-emission cars to list them on Uber Carshare. The addition of more hybrid and fully electric cars will make low-emission travel easy and affordable, and help owners of eco-friendly cars offset their car costs.