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Uber Is Serving Up Free EV Rides to and From the Tennis for the Entire 2024 Australian Open

The free EV rides are available to all Uber One Members who book within a five-kilometre radius of the tournament HQ at Melbourne Park.
By David Allegretti
January 16, 2024
By David Allegretti
January 16, 2024

If you're an Uber One member who's headed to the Australian Open, you're in luck. Complimentary rides to the Rod Laver Arena in snazzy EVs are on the cards — and they'll even drop you home.

For the duration of the tournament until Sunday, January 28, Kia is serving up a fleet of 30 brand-new EV9s and EV6s, which are available in the 'Kia Electric' option on your Uber app — assuming that they haven't all been snapped up at the time you're looking, of course. 

Given that Kia is the major partner of the Australian Open, these same types of EVs will be transporting the players to and from the tournament. So you'll have the chance to experience travelling to the matches like a star of the game, even if you get winded going up the stairs.

How do you snag one of these rides? Simple. When heading to the tennis, just pop 'Rod Laver Arena' as your destination. If you're going home, just pop in your address or anywhere else you feel like heading within a five-kilometre radius. If an EV is available between 9am–7pm, from until Sunday, January 28, you can select it and enjoy the ride on Kia's dime. 

Here's the fine print: it's capped at $100, and only available if you're an Uber One member and booking within a five-kilometre radius of the arena. 

Free trip to one of the greatest sporting events on the planet, all in the quiet comfort of a slick EV? That's not a bad start to any day at the tennis. 

The Australian Open is held at Melbourne Park. It runs from Sunday, January 14 to Sunday, January 28.

Top image: Tourism Victoria via Flickr.

Published on January 16, 2024 by David Allegretti
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