UK-based EV startup Arrival is working with Uber to develop an electric car that will be “purpose-built” for ride-hailing. Arrival plans to put the car into production in late 2023 and says it will not be exclusive to Uber.
The goal is to create an affordable vehicle that would appeal to the millions of ride-hailing drivers around the world. There may be “hundreds of small improvements, changes, and tweaks to the design that perhaps haven’t been applied before,” according to Tom Elvidge, Arrival’s senior vice president of mobility.
There are a few subtle differences that could enhance the ride-hailing experience for both drivers and passengers such as, an ergonomically designed seat for the driver to ease the physical strain of sitting in a car for hours on end, and a folding front passenger seat to create more leg room.
Read the article at The Verge.