Mar 29, 2023 - 01:44 pm
Cabify scores funding deal to expand mobility business
Cabify has raised funding of $110 million and says this will help the mobility company increase its market share in its operating countries. Cabify also aims to expand to more than 25 cities in Latin America and Spain and to enter the logistics market.
Mar 7, 2023 - 09:58 am
VinFast owner sets up EV rental service GSM
Vingroup Chairman Pham Nhat Vuong wants to promote green mobility by using VinFast electric cars and scooters for rental services. He founded the Green and Amart Mobility Joint Stock Company (GSM) in Vietnam. A company in which he holds a 95 per cent stake.
Feb 20, 2023 - 01:27 pm
Uber to start electrifying fleet in India with 25,000 Tata BEVs
Ride-hailing company Uber will introduce 25,000 electric cars in India over the next three years through its platform. A memorandum of understanding signed with Tata Motors envisages the phased delivery of 25,000 units of Tata’s Xpres-T EV electric car from this month.
Jan 30, 2023 - 12:18 pm
NYC: Ride-hailing companies must turn 100% EV by 2030
Uber, Lyft and Co. must manage entirely electric car fleets by 2030 if they want to continue to offer ride-hailing in New York City. Mayor Eric Adams’ announcement will affect 100,000 vehicles in one of the world’s largest markets for-hire vehicles.
Jan 17, 2023 - 04:16 pm
Hertz to deliver 25,000 BEVs for Uber in Europe
Hertz and the ride-hailing company Uber are expanding their US partnership to Europe. Accordingly, Hertz wants to provide up to 25,000 electric cars for Uber drivers in European capitals by 2025. London, Paris and Amsterdam were explicitly mentioned so far.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 4, 2021 - 12:28 pm
Arrival and Uber to develop dedicated ride-hailing EV
The British electric vehicle developer Arrival is cooperating with the ride-hailing company Uber as they aim to build an electric car specifically for ride-hailing services. However, the electric car will probably not be exclusive to Uber.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.