25 Oct 19

ViaVan launches all-electric ride sharing scheme in UK

ViaVan's Milton Keynes all-electric ride sharing scheme

ViaVan today announced the deployment of the first all-electric fleet serving on-demand shared rides in Milton Keynes, UK.

The service, in partnership with The Department for Transport and Milton Keynes Council, was launched at an agreement signing in the town on Friday 25th October 2019. The event was attended by various Members of Parliament, local council and Chris Snyder, CEO, ViaVan.

Support for low emission vehicles

The company has launched the service using a grant of £544,000 from the Department for Transport’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles. Five electric Mercedes Benz Vito eTourers have been added to its fleet of on-demand shuttles.

Plans are on track for another 25 to be added by 2020.

ViaVan has given more than 100,000 rides in Milton Keynes over the past year. Riders can now book an eViaVan directly through the company’s mobile app.

The company operates consumer shared ride services through over 90 deployments across 20 countries, in cities including Amsterdam, London, Berlin and Helsinki.

Authored by: Alison Pittaway