Country's first ever all-electric airport shuttle launches today
From today (February 1), Driven, the UK’s first all-electric airport shuttle, has launched for business.
Its vision is to take cars to airports off the road, replacing them with zero emission shuttles.
New analysis of Civil Aviation Authority data by Driven, has identified over 139 million passengers per year travel by private car, taxi, minicab or Uber to the UK’s 11 major airports.
This represents 72 per cent of total journeys to airports including Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester. The vast majority of these are not in zero emission cars, causing harmful impact to local environments.
Mark Long, CEO at Driven, said: “We’re on a mission to change the way people travel to and from airports, by delivering journeys that are sustainable, affordable and enjoyable
“With Driven, you can share your ride or go exclusive and we serve most major UK airports.”
Driven, which takes its first passengers from today, operates a fleet of seven-seat Tesla Model X SUVs for increased environmental efficiency.
This ride sharing reduces the cost for the public to travel in a state-of-the-art luxury electric car, making zero emission road travel a possibility for many for the first time.
Differing to Uber and many taxi companies, all drivers are full-time employees. Driven currently employs ex-police, ambulance and military drivers with Advanced Driving Skills training, and extensive background checks and medicals.
It owns all of its cars and as a passenger, you know the type of vehicle you will be travelling in at the time of booking.
Driven serves holidaymakers and business travellers 24/7 and has developed a travel management application that enables companies to book trips and track activity and costs. The tool also provides detailed reporting and highlights potential savings.
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