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Uber teams up with Arrival to make custom EV taxis

Back in 2017, Uber announced its plans to go fully electric in London by 2025. Now, the service has taken another step towards achieving that goal: It has teamed with UK-based auto manufacturer Arrival to create an electric vehicle specifically for ride-hailing purposes. The companies are designing an affordable EV that focuses on driver comfort, seeing as ride-hailing cars rack up a lot more miles than private vehicles, while providing a premium experience for passengers.

Prior to this partnership, Arrival worked on electric vans and buses for corporate use. People across North America and Europe might see them in action in the near future, since UPS already put in an order for 10,000 of its newly unveiled electric vans. According to TechCrunch, this marks Arrival's first foray into electric cars, and it will consult and collaborate with Uber drivers to conjure up a design that meets the partnership ...

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