Ride-hailing rental startup Splend to transition Australian car fleet to electric

Ride-hailing rental startup Splend to transition Australian car fleet to electric

The Guardian

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‘The economics are going to drive EV adoption,’ company founder says, citing petrol costs

Australia may take another small step in the switch to electric cars if an ambitious $40m plan by the ride-hailing rental startup Splend to transition its fleet takes off.

The company has said it will swap its petrol-driven cars in the UK for 1,000 electric vehicles by the end of the year, with half the 1,500 vehicles in Australia to follow by the end of 2022.

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