Uber has dedicated to purchasing 270,000 packages of Clorox disinfecting wipes for its New York City drivers because it seeks to reassure clients that it’s protected to get again on the street, the corporate mentioned.
Uber can be sending out 90,000 packages a month for the following three months. Most drivers can have the wipes delivered instantly, whereas others will choose it up from one of Uber’s Greenlight Hubs.
Uber clients who name a automotive will obtain an in-app notification that there can be Clorox wipes obtainable to them when their journey arrives in the event that they need to disinfect the world round the place they’re sitting, the corporate mentioned.
The marketing campaign comes as Uber has seen its ridership plummet greater than 80 % as a result of Corona Virus pandemic. The firm confirmed to The Post that rides have since elevated from their March and April lows, however nonetheless stay under its pre-pandemic numbers.
“We need to assist drivers be protected whereas they assist the world transfer once more and provides riders confidence that they’re stepping right into a clear and sanitized automotive,” Chad Dobbs, Uber’s normal supervisor for New York City, mentioned in a press release.
Chicago and Atlanta-area drivers — two areas that had been additionally hit onerous by the pandemic — may also obtain a mixed 330,000 packages of Clorox wipes.
The firm has additionally coached drivers on learn how to finest disinfect their vehicles, figuring out the surfaces riders are most certainly to work together with with a view to goal them for wipe-downs between journeys, similar to arm rests, door handles and window buttons, it mentioned.
Uber in April dedicated to transport “tens of tens of millions” of face masks to its drivers with a view to assist gradual the unfold of the Corona Virus.