Drive that EV for free
German start-up Uze Mobilty is looking to offer free electric vehicles. The company wants to provide drivers with the popular Deutsche Post DHL StreetScooter vans free of charge with the EVs acting as portable digital billboards for advertising.
The company is also looking to use the EVS to gather data around traffic and road conditions and sell the information to local authorities.
Uze is looking to trial the service before the year-end with delivery clients able to reserve one of 50 StreetScooters electric vans via a dedicated app.
Ford recently started production of the Deutsche Post DHL StreetScooter van at its Cologne manufacturing plant. The two companies are planning to produce 3,500 units per year.
“Together, we are promoting electromobility in Germany and making inner‑city delivery traffic more environmentally friendly and quieter,” says Achim Kampker, CEO and founder, StreetScooter.