New EV could help UBER reach its zero-emissions objectives
Electric vehicle took six months to develop and was built in collaboration with UBER drivers
Emphasis put on visibility, safety, interior space, and reliability
British manufacturer Arrival today unveiled the design of its first and upcoming electric vehicle designed in partnership with UBER.
The small urban electric vehicle is designed for city driving and was developed with the needs of UBER drivers in mind. The Arrival was created in just six months and the first trials will begin in 2023.
UBER had announced its intention to offer a fleet of electric-only vehicles by 2025, and this new model could serve to achieve the goal.
While not speaking specifically about the model’s specifications, Arrival said the emphasis has been on visibility, safety, versatility and ease of use to provide the best possible experience for both riders and drivers. The vehicle was also designed to be as reliable as possible to compensate for the increased use and high mileage of UBER vehicles.