Dubai's Careem launches first electric car option

Available to book from Monday, customers will be able opt for an electric vehicle when they are booking a scheduled journey anywhere in Dubai
By Sam Bridge
Mon 04 Jun 2018 05:33 PM

Careem, the Dubai-baseds ride hailing app, has announced the introduction of an electric car type option onto the fleet.

Available to book from Monday, customers will be able opt for an electric vehicle when they are booking a scheduled journey anywhere in Dubai.

The fleet will be made up of turquoise, Model S Tesla cars and fares will be priced in line with the Careem Business rates, with a starting minimum fare of AED60, the company said in a statement.

The new car type is in partnership with ION, a newly launched joint venture between Crescent Enterprises, the UAE-based diversified conglomerate, and Bee'ah, the environmental management company.

ION aims to accelerate the achievement of a zero-emission transport system in the UAE, and across the wider region, by driving a more sustainable approach to commercial transportation, Careem said.

Clemence Dutertre, general manager of Careem in the UAE, said: “Bringing customers the choice to book a more environmentally friendly option is something we feel very strongly about. Careem Electric also offers a top of the range, safe and fun car which works both as a luxury option whilst also being perfect for family and group outings. We think our customers are going to get very excited about this new option on the app.”

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Last Updated: Mon 04 Jun 2018 05:36 PM GST

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