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The arrival car for Uber is expected to go into production in the third quarter of 2023. It will be an electric vehicle specially designed for Uber drivers.

Uber's arrival car set to go into production in Q3 2023
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Uber’s arrival car set to go into production in Q3 2023

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Although Uber has given up on designing its own vehicles for all intents and purposes, it is still in the game. It has teamed up with the start-up EV ‘Arrival’ which will design an electric vehicle specially designed for carpool drivers. The arrival will even invite Uber drivers to participate in the design process. They are also considering a strategic partnership in order to be able to deploy these electric vehicles in the UK and the EU, beyond the US and North American market. The arrival is not a small operation. It operates on two continents and has more than 1,000 employees. He recently unveiled the arrival van and arrival bus. Its penchant is mainly towards mass public transport, which makes it a great partner for Uber.

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Arrival will design a car specifically for carpooling services

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“We are convinced that electrifying transport vehicles will have a disproportionate impact on cities, and we want to support drivers in managing this transition. The finish car will be designed around the needs of drivers to create an affordable, sustainable, and desirable vehicle. We’ve had great success working with key partners to create our premier delivery van, and we hope to replicate that success with Uber as we develop the best possible rideshare product that enhances the rider experience. and improves the health, safety and finances of drivers, ”said Tom Elvidge, senior vice president at Arrival Mobility.

This partnership is also important for Uber as it plans to go green. It recently rolled out Uber Green London allowing cyclists to request an electric vehicle at no additional cost. It has also pledged to make its service to London fully electric by 2025, while in the US and Europe it broadly plans to go green by 2030. Globally, it plans to go fully electric by 2040, which is a more achievable goal given that it has a huge presence in markets like India where electric cars have yet to take off. In one context, Uber has 30 million carpooling drivers around the world.

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Emphasis is placed on minimalism and comfort in the back seat

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“As our cities open up, we have the opportunity to make sure that urban transportation is cleaner than ever. Uber is committed to helping every driver in London switch to an electric vehicle by 2025, and through our Clean Air Plan, more than $ 163,135 million has been raised to support this ambition. Our goal now is to encourage drivers to use this money to help them switch to an electric vehicle, and our partnership with Arrival will help us achieve that goal, ”said Jamie Heywood, its regional general manager for Northern Europe and from the east.

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The arrival car for Uber is expected to go into production in the third quarter of 2023. It will be an electric vehicle specially designed for Uber drivers. Interestingly, this vehicle is not exclusive to Uber. At present, they have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic relationship in the US, EU and UK. But if other ridesharing companies want to buy the electric vehicle, they can buy it.

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The emphasis on the design of the car is minimalism, space and comfort. According to the renderings, the back seat could be a bench and the front seat can fold up. It also appears to have a panoramic sunroof.

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