Taking the safety and comfort references provided by UBER drivers, the technology company Arrival will develop a new 100% electric vehicle.
It is expected that by the end of 2021 the prototype of the car will be revealed and will be specially designed for private trips. Additionally, according to its creators will have a fairly affordable price.
The vehicle will begin to be distributed during the first quarter of 2023. In the first instance, it will seek to enter the market of the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Through this creation, the companies involved want drivers to make the change towards electric vehicles, something they seek to achieve not only by carrying a message of awareness towards a greener planet, but with great power in terms of technology and comfort in every inch of the new project.
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The senior vice president of Arrival Mobility in the United Kingdom, Tom Elvidge, showed confidence in the impact that the electric vehicle would have on cities and on drivers: “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 improves drivers’ health, safety and finances,”Elvidge said.
On the other hand, Uber’s regional general manager for Eastern and Northern Europe, Jamie Heywood, said the company will put all his efforts into transforming urban transport: “Uber is committed to helping every driver in London upgrade to an EV by 2025.”
Heywood, announced that through the Clean Air Plan, they managed to raise more than 135 million pounds sterling, money that will be used to support the ambitious project that will be carried out with Arrival.
It is important to note that the Clean Air Plan has consisted of adding a surcharge of USD $ 0.19 per mile traveled to those drivers of the Uber platform who use fossil fuel vehicles, in order to urge them to switch to fully electric cars.
Written by | Osward Rubio