From 2020, Uber drivers in London will be banned from using vehicles that are not a hybrid or fully electric.
According to The Guardian, this is part of plans to tackle illegal levels of air pollution in the capital.
Diesel-powered cars on the app’s other services, such as UberXL for larger cars, will also be banned from 2020 in the capital.
For other UK cities, where less UberXL cars are electrified already, the 100 per cent hybrid and electric deadline is 2022.
Uber’s London drivers will be given financial help to switch to a new car, with grants of up to £5,000 towards a new vehicle compliant with the new regulation.