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

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Dubai's Careem launches first electric car option

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. More

By Sam Bridge  www.arabiaanbusiness.com

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