Arrival EV, a UK startup, is working with Uber to develop an electric vehicle that will be “built specifically” for buses. Arrival plans to put the car into production by the end of 2023 and states it will not be limited. Only Uber, on the other hand, the startup said, its goal is to create a low-cost vehicle that attracts millions of motorists around the world.
It is another voice of confidence in Arrival, which recently became a publicly traded company in March after merging with the Special Acquisition Company, or SPAC Arrival, established in 2015. Arrival is also developing electric delivery vans. (With UPS as a customer) and buses It is also supported by Hyundai and Kia.
Arrival and Uber released a number of new car interior renders and said the final designs will be revealed by the end of the year. Between now and on, companies plan to include some drivers in the design process.
What is teased in the released images is not a radical rethink of what the interior of a car should be – in fact, in comparison to the concept cars we see every year at auto shows around the world, it is quite familiar. There’s a large horizontal screen mounted on the dashboard, similar to that on Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y (and the upcoming refreshed Model S and Model X), and the steering wheel is pretty similar to what we found. In Tesla with only two Scroll wheel and no driver display
But there are a few differences that Arrival says can enhance the bus ride experience for both the driver and the passenger. The driver’s seat is ergonomically designed to reduce the stress of many hours of sitting in the car. The front passenger seat is folded up to create more legroom. Behind there is a bench seat that makes it easier to get in and out of the car. On the inside of each door there are small basketballs, lights and handrails.
The goal is to “Reworked, changed and tweaked hundreds of small designs that might not have been before,” said Tom Elvidge, Arrival’s senior vice president of mobility.
Electric vehicles can make a lot of sense in a driving environment. They tend to have less moving parts than internal combustion cars, and therefore require less maintenance and maintenance. It is also in line with emissions-free zones being introduced in cities across Europe, as well as a wider ban on internal combustion that is on the horizon. But now, electric cars are more expensive than the cheapest internal combustion or hybrid cars.
The goal was to design inexpensive vehicles from the outset, Elvidge said, although Arrival believes it could cut the cost of producing electric vehicles on a broader basis by using what it calls the “low-cost” electric vehicle. “Microfactors” or small automated facilities that are planned to be built Its vehicles
Its arrival has yet to prove that the strategy can work. Like many of its SPAC peers, it is still in development and has not actually sold production cars.Uber has quietly aroused about a number of electric vehicle startups in recent years. come But there has never been a deal, although it recently separated a lot of money-losing agencies, as well as those focused on autonomous vehicles and dedicated to taxis. So the partnership with Arrival could be a sign that it is ready to try and execute a contract that will make 100 percent of driving happen in electric vehicles in the United States, Canada and Europe by 2030, a goal that Uber says will reach. By collaborating with companies in the transportation industry