Ford is teaming up with Uber to make it simpler for drivers on the app to go electrical.
The automaker is launching a pilot program that may make the Mustang Mach-E accessible to drivers by brief time period leases.
The Ford Drive program will initially be supplied in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The entry-level Mustang Mach-E choose might be accessible for one-to-four-month phrases priced at $199 per week with 500 included miles or $249 with 1,000 miles.
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An ordinary 39-month lease is listed on the Ford shopper web site at $550 monthly plus a $4,530 down cost, with 10,500 miles allowed yearly.
The rear-wheel-drive Mustang Mach-E Choose has an EPA rated vary of 250 miles per cost. The Mustang Mach-E qualifies drivers for a $1 per trip bonus by Uber’s Zero Emissions incentive, as much as an annual cap of $4,000.
“We perceive uptime and ease of use are important to each ride-share driver. As extra of them make the change to electrical automobiles, we’re constructing the Ford Drive program round their distinctive wants,” Ford Drive program lead Invoice Knapp stated.
“We’re glad that the preliminary suggestions on this enterprise has been so sturdy, and it’s thrilling to study from these driver experiences to discover options supporting Uber and Ford’s shared electrification objectives.”
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Ford and Uber began testing this system in San Diego final yr with a fleet of 150 automobiles and located that 80% of the drivers rolled their leases over into a brand new time period.
The Mustang Mach-E was the third best-selling electrical car within the U.S. in 2022.
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Ford final week introduced a brand new collaboration with Tesla that may combine Ford’s electrical automobiles with the Tesla Supercharger community beginning in 2024.