January 27, 2022

Kareem’s Story: Uber Driver Goes Electric

Kareem, like many Flux drivers, works for Uber. Flux offered the perfect solution to test out driving electric in an affordable and customized way.
Flux customer Kareem standing in front of his Chevrolet Bolt EV
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Meet Kareem, a Bay Area native who works as both an Uber driver and a carpenter foreman. True to his California roots, Kareem believes driving clean-tech vehicles like hybrids and EVs is not only a great way to save money on gas (and believe us, you can save A LOT of money driving electric), but also an opportunity to minimize his overall impact on the environment. “I’m super conscious of leaving a small footprint,” he says.

Though he’d previously driven a hybrid, when he needed a new vehicle Kareem was intrigued by the possibility of going fully electric. But he wanted to be able to “dip a toe in the pool” before making a long-term commitment. Enter Flux, which Kareem first discovered on Uber’s Road to Zero Emissions page.

Today, Kareem cruises around the Bay Area with his Uber riders in a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV – a fully electric hatchback with a 238-mile range and 0-60mph acceleration that packs a punch (check out the Bolt taking on a turbocharged Volkswagen Golf GTI here). The Bolt’s fast acceleration (a feature of any electric vehicle) isn’t its only impressive feature, though – according to Kareem, the Bolt is “deceptively spacious. I’m 6’4” and when I push the driver’s seat all the way back, I can barely reach the pedal.”

Kareem believes Flux is a great option for gig drivers – especially those that do lots of city driving – and anyone else who might want to drive an EV. “They give you the full electric experience with a more reasonable and minimal commitment,” he says. And though YouTube serves as a great resource for learning more about driving electric, Kareem sees Flux’s support staff as a game changer: “They always pick up my call. It’s incredible!”

Thanks for sharing your story, Kareem (and go Giants, Niners, and Warriors)! 

Kareem and many others are already driving electric with Flux. Are you ready to make the switch, too? Check out what Flux offers and how our flexible EV leases work.

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