Sharjah set to launch electric vehicle ride-hailing app

SourceArabian Business
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

A ride-hailing app, with a fleet exclusively of electric vehicles, is scheduled for a soft launch in Sharjah in November. ION previously announced the partnership with Sharjah Roads & Transport Authority (Sharjah RTA) last month to coincide with World Electric Vehicle Day. Shuttles are currently operating in Masdar City and Sharjah, with further plans for Abu Dhabi and Dubai Nasir Alshamsi, director of sustainable mobility at Bee’ah and project manager – ION, which is a joint venture between Bee’ah and CE-Creates, the business incubation platform of Crescent Enterprises, told Arabian Business the size of the fleet will run into three figures. He said: “The ride-hailing business is booming now. In Sharjah you will soon be riding in a Tesla or another electric vehicle.” Alshamsi revealed that they currently have 200 captains (drivers), with numbers expected more...