Arrival reveals electric Car for Uber ride-hailing collaboration
The Arrival Car will be designed to be an affordable, purpose-built electric vehicle designed in partnership with Uber and its drivers.
Electric-vehicle startup Arrival is partnering with ride-hailing giant Uber to develop an affordable, purpose-built electric vehicle (EV) for ride-hailing drivers. The Arrival Car is expected to enter production in Q3 2023.
It will address the global need to shift ride-hailing and car-sharing services — with over 30 million estimated drivers across the ride-hailing sector — to electric to reduce emissions and improve air quality in cities, says Arrival. In the UK, a typical ride-hailing vehicle will, on average, drive 45,000–50,000 km a year, versus 12,000 km for a typical vehicle, according to Arrival, so its operation can contribute more to overall clean emissions.
“We are confident that electrifying ride-hailing vehicles will have an outsized impact on cities, and we are keen to support drivers as they manage this transition,” said Tom Elvidge, SVP Arrival Mobility UK. “Arrival Car will be designed around drivers’ needs to create a vehicle that is affordable, durable, and desirable. We have a great partnership with UPS to create a best-in-class electric delivery vehicle, and we hope to replicate that success with Uber as we develop the best possible product for ride-hailing that elevates the experience of the passenger and impr
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