The app solution, Moove Charge, utilises Paua’s technology, the partnership between the two companies being announced on the eve of the inaugural Evening Standard’s Plug It In Summit run by the Evening Standard. Moove is driving forward the electrification of mobility in London, offering EVs at competitive rates to its customers and helping to improve the productivity of ride-hailing drivers through value-added services like Moove Charge, which provides a cost saving of up to £340 per year, or approx. 12 percent of average annual EV charging cost.
The African-born company operates across 13 markets globally and launched in London, the first of its European cities in August with a 100 percent EV rent-to-buy model that provides access to brand new, zero-emission Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Ioniq vehicles with no upfront costs and a flat weekly fee. Moove recently raised £15m in debt financing and aims to scale to 10,000 EVs in London over the next three years.
The Summit seeks to highlight what more Londoners can do to go electric with their transport choices. It confronts the biggest roadblocks being faced ahead of 2030 and solving the supply issue of EVs is arguably the greatest challenge. The addition of a 100 percent EV ride-hailing fleet provides greater access to cleaner transportation and a cleaner environment for the city’s residents.
London has a fast-growing network of EV charge points, however, these are operated by a fragmented market of charge point operators (CPOs) and suppliers. Furthermore, charging requires forward planning to locate charge points and account for charge time. This is even more pivotal for ride-hailing drivers where time lost can heavily impact their earning capacity. Crucial to drivers is the ability to access a vast network of rapid and fast chargers which is currently spread across over 25 separate CPOs, each with its own app making navigation of the supply landscape and access to charge points cumbersome. Inadequate visibility of the available charge points across different networks is often a source of frustration among new adopters of EVs. The Moove Charge App has been designed specifically with these issues in mind and facilitates a frictionless transition by providing easy location and ease of access to the largest network of slow, fast and ultrafast EV charge points across London.
“Moove is an impact-led company committed to the electrification of mobility” said Charlotte Bailey, Head of Europe at Moove. “Our mission is to empower mobility entrepreneurs on ride-sharing, e-logistics and last-mile delivery platforms to be more productive and successful, and to achieve financial security. PAUA has been a fantastic partner in our mission to support our customers in their transition to EVs.”
Niall Riddell, CEO & co-founder at Paua and a speaker at the Plug It In Summit, added that Londoners will soon be able to select electric driven forms of transport for all their journeys from micro-mobility, private hire, busses and even their personal car and that providing a universal charging solution to enable this removes another barrier to the adoption of electric vehicles.
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