Uber has long been working to make its transportation services more sustainable. In fact, by 2040, it aims to have a zero-emission fleet. A goal that it intends to reach in 2030 in Europe, Canada and America (in London in 2025). As part of this strategy, Uber is partnering with the English startup Arrival for the construction of electric cars for their drivers to be dedicated to ride-hailing services.
For the moment many details of this model called “Arrival Car“also because a concept will only be unveiled towards the end of 2021. Arrival will collaborate with Uber drivers to design the car to reflect their needs and those of the passengers. In any case, a teaser has been released which suggests that the vehicle may have a minimalist design with the aim of primarily offer plenty of space inside. Production is expected to start in the third quarter of 2023.
As ride-hailing cars typically travel 45-50,000km per year, priority will be given to driver comfort, safety and convenience, while ensuring passengers a premium experience. All at an affordable price for Uber drivers. Unfortunately, details on possible specifications have not been disclosed. Therefore, we know nothing about the powertrain and range of this car.
The project is still very interesting and also marks the entry of Arrival in the world of cars after having dealt mainly with electric vans. The British startup, for example, will supply 10 thousand electric vans to UPS. Uber has long been pushing its drivers to adopt electric vehicles, also collaborating with manufacturers of the caliber of Nissan and Renault. As part of the deal, Uber drivers were offered financial incentives on the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf models, along with a training program on the benefits of using electric vehicles.
Therefore, all that remains is to wait for further news on the development of the Arrival Car in order to know more.