Moove, Uber’s largest vehicle supply partner in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has announced it has partnered with Paua, the EV charge card provider. The collaboration will develop the first end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) charging network app solution in the mobility industry.
Using Paua’s technology, Moove Charge will support Moove customers in their transition to electric vehicles by providing a simplified, all-in-one access solution to over 6,600 charge points in London without paying a hefty monthly subscription fee to multiple charge point operators (CPOs).
Moove is driving forward the electrification of mobility in London, offering electric vehicles at competitive rates to its customers. Plus, it’s helping to improve the productivity of ride-hailing drivers through value-added services like Moove Charge. This provides a cost saving of up to £340 per year or approximately 12 per cent of the average annual electric vehicle charging cost.
The African-born company operates across 13 markets globally and launched in London, the first of its European cities in August. It offers a 100 per cent electric vehicle rent-to-buy model. This provides access to new zero-emission Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Ioniq vehicles with no upfront costs and a flat weekly fee.
Moove recently raised £15 million in debt financing and aims to scale to 10,000 electric vehicles in London over the next three years.
Moove and Paua announce this partnership on the day of the inaugural Evening Standard’s Plug It In Summit run by the Evening Standard. 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 electric vehicles is arguably the greatest challenge. The addition of a 100 per cent electric vehicle 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 electric car charge points, however, these are operated by a fragmented market of charge point operators 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 are currently spread across over 25 separate charge point operators. Each of these have 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 electric cars. The Moove Charge App has been designed specifically with these pain points in mind.
As a consequence, it facilitates a frictionless transition by providing easy location and ease of access to the largest network of slow, fast and ultrafast electric vehicle charge points across London.
Charlotte Bailey, Moove Europe head, said: “Moove is an impact-led company committed to the electrification of mobility. 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, Paua CEO and co-founder, said: “Soon Londoners will be able to select electric driven forms of transport for all their journeys from micro-mobility, private hire, busses and even their personal car.
“Providing a universal charging solution to enable this removes another barrier to the adoption of electric vehicles.”
Niall Riddel will be speaking on the Moving people and things: The challenges of E-mobility at today’s Evening Standard’s Plug It In Summit. Ade Thomas, founder of the globally acclaimed EV Summit, will also be speaking at the event today on the What do we need to do to make London Net Zero 2030 a reality? panel.