Free EVs get traction
Germany’s Uze Mobility has acquired 500 e-trucks from StreetScooter. Uze plans to deploy a fleet of the Deutsche Post-backed EVs and offer them free of charge, with the service supported by advertising and amassing road data for local authorities.
The company says it has developed the proprietary Uze Box to collect and evaluate all data in its vehicles. The aim is to significantly reduce traffic emissions, accidents and noise in metros.
Uze adds that it is also looking ‘data-controlled business models’ around the smart home, insurance, financing and mobile entertainment.
The company says that it wants to provide relief for stressed cities and is looking to partner with others to create a balance ‘between logistics, commerce, urban living and health’.