– August 04, 2022
UFODRIVE, the all-electric and all-digital car rental company, has announced plans to expand its operations in the United States, following growth in 18 cities across Europe, including London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Dublin. San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors can now reserve and drive the latest Teslas from the UFODRIVE app on iOS and Android.
UFODRIVE’s platform offers keyless entry using phones, range management, charging optimization and trip assistance.
UFODRIVE San Francisco is now open in the heart of downtown San Francisco, with a full fleet of electric vehicles expected to be active by the end of August, with further expansion to other US cities planned for the fall. .
The company also announced the opening of a global eMobility technology and innovation center in Dublin later in August 2022.
Aidan McClean, CEO and co-founder of UFODRIVE, says: “In just a few years, we have helped our customers drive 15 million fully electric miles. Behind the scenes, we try to solve every anxiety and make the enhanced electric driving experience a reality for our customers. We wanted to make renting less painful and to be the pioneers of the transition to electric. This month we are announcing both our expansion into the US market and the opening of a dedicated eMobility technology hub and innovation center in Ireland, fulfilling our mission to offer rental radically best car in the world.
“We have only just begun to expose the capabilities of electric vehicle platforms and use them to deliver a new level of rental experience to our customers,” adds Renaud Marquet, COO and co-founder of UFODRIVE. “What really surprised us is how digitizing all aspects creates an operation that is 80% more efficient than traditional leasing. This means we can be super competitive and agile too.
In February, earlier this year, UFODRIVE announced a $19 million Series A investment round led by Hertz and Certare.