Introducing a Simpler Take on Making the EV Play

The human arsenal has always been expansive beyond all known limits, and yet it still hasn’t seen an element more significant than that tendency of ours to improve at a consistent pace. We can claim what we did because the stated tendency has already brought the world some huge milestones, with technology emerging as quite a major member of the group. The reason why we hold technology in such a high regard is, by and large, predicated upon its skill-set, which guided us towards a reality that nobody could have ever imagined otherwise. Nevertheless, if we look beyond the surface for a second, it will become clear how the whole runner was also very much inspired from the way we applied those skills across a real world environment. The latter component, in fact, did a lot to give the creation a spectrum-wide presence, and as a result, initiate a full-blown tech revolution. This revolution, of course, would then go on to scale up the human experience through some outright unique avenues, but even after achieving a feat so notable, it will somehow continue to bring forth the right goods. The same has turned more and more evident in recent times, and assuming one new automotive partnership shakes out just like we envision, it will only put that trend on a higher pedestal moving forward.

Ford has officially partnered with Uber to give the latter’s driver fleet a flexible access of leases on Mustang Mach-E models. According to certain reports, participating drivers will be able to choose between one and four-month leases, depending on the location. Talk about the rates, although they are also likely to vary by the city, the expectation for the figure is to land somewhere around $199 per week for 500 miles or $249 per week for 1,000 miles. In an event where the driver ends up clocking more miles, though, they’ll be paid at a clip of $0.20 per mile. Not just that, these drivers also stand a chance to qualify for the company’s zero emission incentive, which pays them $1 per trip performed in an EV, totaling up to $4,000 annually. Another detail worth a mention here is how, to realize the whole value proposition, Ford will work alongside local car dealers. You see, the automotive giant will offer these dealers a massive financial boost by getting them a chance to provide the necessary fleet of Mach-Es. Once the order is placed, it should take no more than 2 weeks to duly complete the delivery. However, that’s not all what the local dealers will do, considering they will also be responsible for handling service and maintenance of each and every car operating within the relevant initiative. While their maintenance burden is already taken care of, the drivers will have further help when it comes to receiving payments, and this help will come from Ford’s exclusive app.

Going back to Uber’s zero emission incentive, it brings the whole effort in line with company’s $800 million commitment to helping drivers on its platform switch to zero-emissions vehicles by the year 2030. On the back of that particular mission, Uber has previously partnered with car rental companies like Hertz, Zevvy, and Hive, but this is actually the first time that the ride-hailing giant will formally collaborate with an automaker. Further context for the partnership comes from the companies’ decision to launch an initial pilot last year, a pilot where the drivers leased over 150 Mach-Es.

The newly-launched service is set to be available in three California cities, including San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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