THE ARRIVAL CAR HAS BEEN CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE RIDE-HAILING INDUSTRY
british startup arrival has unveiled the prototype of the arrival car, an electric automobile designed in partnership with uber drivers. created specifically for the ride-hailing industry in order to give the best possible experience for both drivers and passengers, the EV is ready for testing and to incorporate the feedback into the next design phase.
‘this is a key milestone for arrival and we’re thrilled today to be releasing the first look at the arrival car. over the past six months, we have been working closely with uber’s drivers to create a vehicle specifically for the ride hailing industry, and making it affordable, durable and great to look at,’ said tom elvidge, EVP vehicle platforms at arrival.
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THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE FEATURES GREAT VISIBILITY AND COMFORT
the arrival car takes into consideration the environment and the user experience for both drivers and passengers. the vehicle features great visibility and comfort, with leg room twice as large as that of an average car of the same length. it also addressed the global need to shift ride hailing and car sharing services over to electric to reduce emissions and improve air quality in cities.
‘electrifying ride-hailing will play a crucial role in reducing the emissions of vehicles in cities globally, providing a sustainable, clean multi-modal transportation system for communities,’ elvidge continued. ‘we are keen on supporting drivers with this transition by developing the best possible product for ride hailing that elevates the experience for both them and their passengers, making urban air clean in the process.’
‘the first reveal of the arrival car is an exciting moment for uber drivers, who are switching to electric vehicles at a much faster rate than the mass market,’ said jamie heywood, regional general manager for northern and eastern europe at uber. ‘uber drivers have been working with arrival to provide feedback on the design of the first purpose built, fully electric car for the ride-hailing industry. this exciting new vehicle will support our commitment for all cars on the app in london to be fully electric by 2025, helping to drive a green recovery and clean up urban transport.’
the arrival car has been designed in partnership with uber