Arrival revealed the first finished prototype of the Arrival Car, which is designed for the ride hailing industry to bring clean air to urban environments where most ride-hailing mileage occurs, according to the company's press release.
Arrival will test of the Car and will incorporate the feedback into the next design phase.
“This is a key milestone for Arrival and we’re thrilled today to be releasing the first look at the Arrival Car. Over the past six months, we have been working closely with Uber’s drivers to create a vehicle specifically for the ride hailing industry, and making it affordable, durable and great to look at,” said Tom Elvidge, EVP Vehicle Platformsat Arrival. “Electrifying ride-hailing will play a crucial role in reducing the emissions of vehicles in cities globally, providing a sustainable, clean multi-modal transportation system for communities. We are keen on supporting drivers with this transition by developing the best possible product for ride hailing that elevates the experience for both them and their passengers, making urban air clean in the process.”
Arrival announced its partnership with Uber to develop an affordable, purpose-built electric vehicle (EV) for ride-hailing drivers earlier this year.
“The first reveal of the Arrival Car is an exciting moment for Uber drivers, who are switching to electric vehicles at a much faster rate than the mass market," said Jamie Heywood, regional GM for Northern and Eastern Europe at Uber. "Uber drivers have been working with Arrival to provide feedback on the design of the first purpose built, fully electric car for the ride-hailing industry. This exciting new vehicle will support our commitment for all cars on the app in London to be fully electric by 2025, helping to drive a green recovery and clean up urban transport.”
The Arrival Car joins Arrival’s Bus and Van, to provide cities with the multi-modal zero-emission transportation ecosystem that they require in order to meet their sustainability goals.