Arrival, a British electric vehicle developer, has unveiled the first prototype of the Arrival Car. The electric vehicle is the result of a collaboration with Uber which will be used for the ride-hailing business. The Arrival concept car will begin testing electric cars and soon enter the next design phase.
So far, it has not revealed any details about the vehicle’s specifications. Charging range and times are likely to be important to the ride-hailing business. Ride-hailing vehicles are driven an average of 45,000 to 50,000 kilometers per year, which is more than triple that of a typical private car.
For every @Uber driver to switch to electric in the UK, they're going to need a vehicle that fits their needs. Introducing the Arrival Car. Designed with Uber drivers, for Uber drivers.
The future of ride-hailing #PoweredbyArrival
— Arrival (@arrival) December 14, 2021
This concept car is like a van with very large windows. This gives the driver a better idea of road conditions. It features an elevated seating position and a large windshield, and provides ample headroom and legroom for rear passengers.
Overall, Arrival Car is designed to prioritize “cost, uptime, driver comfort, safety and convenience.”
This car will be built in a micro factory. With the concept of prioritizing, smaller local manufacturing hubs, Arrival aims to be more sustainable and less expensive.
The Uber drivers are back and this time it's for something good: a first look at the Arrival Car prototype. See what they have to say as they take a seat behind the wheel.
— Arrival (@arrival) December 16, 2021