Uber introduced electric option to London

Uber plans to introduce more than 50 electric cars to London next month as part of a three-month trial.

The ride-hailing company is teaming up with Nissan and BYD to offer drivers the chance to rent a fully electric Nissan LEAF or BYD E6.

It also plans to introduce electric vehicles to at least one other UK city as part of the trial.

Uber has partnered with The Energy Saving Trust, a UK organisation that promotes the sustainable use of energy, in the pilot which will look at how Uber and private hire companies can begin making the switch to electric vehicles.