Tag: ride hailing

Oct 26, 2022 - 03:35 pm

BP invests $6 million in Freebee EV ride-hailing

In the USA, BP has invested $6 million in Miami-based all-electric ride-hailing business Freebee. BP led the business’s $8 million Series A funding round, with support from Freebee’s current infrastructure capital partner, Tensile Mobility.

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Oct 4, 2022 - 02:43 pm

Fuel cell vehicles on curated approach in China

SAIC Maxus has released 80 fuel cell minivans in Shanghai through Xiangdao Chuxing, a SAIC mobility platform. The hydrogen-powered Maxus Mifa forms part of a growing FCEV line-up bolstered by support from the Chinese government. Toyota, too is trying to make a stand in China.

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May 12, 2022 - 05:01 pm

Mobilize targets 700,000 EVs by 2030

Renault’s mobility brand Mobilize aims to double its leasing fleet financed by Mobilize Financial Services by 2025 and grow to one million electric vehicles by 2030. These are to make up 70 per cent of the fleet and generate 20 per cent of Renault Group’s turnover.

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May 11, 2022 - 04:07 pm

Cabify aims to deploy 1,400 EVs in Spain

Spanish ride-hailing company Cabify is receiving a loan of 40 million euros from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for its fleet decarbonisation project. This financing aims to deploy 1,400 electric vehicles in Spain over the next few years, as well as the infrastructure needed to operate them.

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Apr 28, 2022 - 01:21 pm

Kia presents the Niro Plus for taxi and ride-hailing services

Kia has presented the Niro Plus, an optimised version of the first generation of its Niro EV for taxi services and ride-hailing providers. Compared to the standard model, the length and height of the Niro Plus have been increased by 10 mm and 80 mm, respectively, to provide more space in the interior.

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Jan 25, 2022 - 12:24 pm

Geely & Lifan launch battery swapping JV

Chinese car company Geely has set up a joint venture with Lifan Technology, a vehicle manufacturer it controls, to build a battery swap ecosystem for electric cars. The first compatible car is to be launched in February.

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Jan 11, 2022 - 03:42 pm

Bolt Technologies closes largest funding round to date

Bolt Technology, easily tagged as Estonia’s answer to Uber, has completed its largest funding round to date. Investors poured 628 million euros into the company, which had received another €600Mn in financing only last year. Bolt’s e-scooter hire is but one part of the growing business.

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Dec 17, 2021 - 06:51 pm

Arrival shows prototype of ride-hailing car for Uber

British electric vehicle developer Arrival has unveiled the first finished prototype of the Arrival Car, which is being developed with Uber for the ride-hailing business. Arrival will now begin testing the electric car and will incorporate feedback into the next design phase.

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Oct 21, 2021 - 04:10 pm

Sixt Ride now offers low-emission vehicle options

The German rental car service Sixt announced the addition of green options to the Sixt Ride business. Customers booking transfer or limousine services may now choose a hybrid or fully electric vehicle in select European cities.

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Jun 23, 2021 - 04:15 pm

Hyundai expands partnership with ride-hailing firm Grab

Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Kia, announced expanding a partnership with ride-hailing service Grab in Southeast Asia. The focus is now on piloting new EV business models such as leasing EVs with a battery-as-a-service model or car-as-a-service model, to facilitate the switch for Grab drivers.

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May 18, 2021 - 06:30 pm

Nexport scores order from Splend for 3,000 BYD electric cars

Nexport, BYD’s Australian importer and distributor, has won the largest single electric vehicle order on the continent to date. It includes the delivery of 3,000 electric vehicles from the beginning of 2022 to Splend, a provider of vehicle subscriptions for Uber drivers, among others.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 11:12 pm

Uber drivers get special deals on Hyundai EVs

Hyundai Motor has entered into a strategic partnership with Uber in Europe. Through this cooperation, Hyundai will offer Uber drivers discounted access to its Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric models, as well as future all-electric vehicle models.

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Jan 22, 2021 - 02:12 pm

Senmiao follows up order with 500 EVs from BYD

Senmiao is a provider of automobile transaction and related services targeting the online ride-hailing industry in China. The service has now begun operating its own online ride-hailing platform and announced that it has ordered another 500 electric vehicles manufactured by BYD of a total order for around 5000 electric vehicles.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 04:31 pm

Uber to expand Uber Green services

Ride-hailing company Uber is expanding its Uber Green service with electric and hybrid cars in North America. After launching in 15 cities last September, Uber has announced plans to make the service available in 1,400 more cities and towns.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 02:24 pm

Free Now to offer only electric rides by 2030

BMW and Daimler’s Free Now mobility platform aims to achieve carbon neutrality in all key European markets by 2030 and is committing more than 100 million euros in resources over the next five years to the shift toward e-mobility.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 05:16 pm

eLoaded presents plans for ‘e-Mobility hubs’

The German Charging infrastructure specialist eLoaded has presented plans for energy and mobility hubs that the company plans to build throughout Europe. One of these projects is an innovation centre for energy and mobility with “Europe’s most extensive charging infrastructure”.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 03:30 pm

Danish ride-hailing company Viggo orders 300 Fisker Ocean

The Danish ride-hailing company Viggo, which specializes in electric cars, has ordered 300 Fisker Ocean. The Copenhagen-based provider was founded in 2019 and has 55 electric cars on offer to date. By the end of the year, the electric fleet is expected to grow to 100 vehicles.

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Oct 11, 2020 - 02:34 pm

Uber India to add 1,000 electric cars in partnership

Ride-hailing operator Uber announced a new partnership with Lithium Urban Technologies, that is among India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operators. They will deploy over 1,000 electric vehicles for Uber India’s Rentals and Premier services over the coming months.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 10:19 am

Hyundai & Kia invest in Arrival

Hyundai and Kia are investing 100 million euros in the British electric vehicle developer Arrival. The Korean manufacturers want to use Arrival’s platform to develop electric commercial vehicles for various applications such as logistics or ride hailing and shuttle service companies.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 04:28 pm

BMW & Daimler’s Free Now add Teslas to fleets

BMW and Daimler’s ride-hailing operator Free Now (formerly MyTaxi) is expanding its ride-hailing fleet in Hamburg with an initial 60 Tesla vehicles. The ride-sharing service wants to boost its expansion into other cities in Germany.

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Oct 30, 2019 - 02:27 pm

Volkswagen sets sights on e-mobility in Rwanda

Rwanda is the first African country in which Volkswagen intends to try its hand at an electric mobility project. Together with Siemens, VW has launched a pilot project to test the feasibility of e-mobility approaches in the East African country.

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Jul 2, 2019 - 11:16 pm

Ola Electric Mobility becomes India’s newest unicorn

Technology group Softbank is investing the equivalent of 250 million US dollars in Ola Electric Mobility (OEM), the vehicle arm of India’s largest ride-hailing firm. This makes Ola Electric a “Unicorn”, which means that it is now valued at more than $1Bn.

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