% I have used the uber app when my ice is in the shop. Uber is my medical
back up plan to get to the va hospital (currently 30mins away) if things go
wrong (so far, I haven't had to uber to the va, yet). I've just used uber
for short trips, like to the local airport to rent an ice so I could attend
the end of the 5/12 N.TX Tesla EVent (it was fun)

Back in the 90s, I drove my EV [ http://brucedp.tripod.com/blazer/ ] which
that was long before uber, but I would offer rides to people. 

The best approach I found back in those early days was to not do a hard-sell
(there was a lot of automaker& oil money being paid to kibosh/kill EVs back
then - see 

What I would do was to mention near the end of the ride that we were riding
in an EV. I either got an ?Oh?, or a lot of EV questions (which I was more
than happy to answer).

But times have changed, and the knowledge the public has of EVs depends on
what part of the U.S./world you are in. Obviously when I was iving in
Silicon Valley, CA plugins were much more common knowledge, than now that I
am in Central Texas. 

IMO, if I were a ride-share driver in Silicon Valley, I might be more
(softly) aggressive and start out some of my friendly conversations
mentioning the EV. But if I were a driver in the CTX area (where there are
few plugins), would likely use the same low key approach I did back in the

Here are some links to explore: %


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Looking to reduce your fuel costs? Want to be a pioneer in the electric
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If so, it might be time for you to go electric! This page is here to help
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Looking to reduce your fuel costs? Want to be a pioneer in the electric
vehicle market? Interested in improving San Diego’s air quality? If so, it
might be time for you to go electric! This page is here to help guide you
through this decision.


Ridesharing may refer to. Carpool · Vanpool · Real-time ridesharing,
taxi-like service booked over the internet; Peer-to-peer ridesharing ...

Thousands of criminals were cleared to be Uber drivers. Here's how rideshare
companies fought stronger checks
June 1, 2018  (video  flash) The felons found driving for Uber

Police: 'Prioritize personal safety' when using, driving for ride-share
June 1, 2018  

Update: Uber confirms fatal shooting involving driver was associated with an
in-app trip
June 1, 2018

California May Push Uber And Lyft To Go Electric, With Far-Reaching
May 16, 2018 - By 2030, all vehicles leased or owned Uber and Lyft would
have to be, ... such as Uber's and Lyft's to be electric by the end of the
next decade.

Lyft’s Strategist Wants Self-Driving Electric Cars to Save the World
Apr 16, 2018 - Silicon Valley veteran Raj Kapoor has a plan. Last year, Lyft
set an aggressive goal to provide at least 1 billion rides per year by 2025
in self-driving electric vehicles. Consumer-owned cars ...

Top 6 Rideshare Services that Drivers are Using (and Why)
May 21, 2017  http://uber.com/  http://lyft.com/ 
https://my.drivewithvia.com/  https://gett.com/drivers/ 
https://gocurb.com/drivers/  https://www.ztrip.com/driver.aspx  Summon 
Bridj ...

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