Spare is teaming with Earth Rides, a ride-hailing enterprise with an earth-friendly mission, to power its operations in Nashville.
Spare’s robust back-end transportation management tools coupled with its consumer-facing and driver-side apps, will enable Earth Rides to deliver premium service through 100% electric vehicles. (EVs)
Spare’s data-driven platform can be optimized to gain EV-specific operational insights and can automatically schedule a trip to the charging station if needed.
Earth Rides launched in Nashville earlier this year using a proprietary solution to manage its operations. It is switching to Spare for better reliability as it scales from city to city.
Currently, Earth’s fleet consists of Teslas but it has plans to introduce zero-emission vehicles from other OEMs in the future. The company’s green mission also extends to other parts of its business. For instance, it has opted for biodegradable, organic disinfectants and cleaning supplies, as well as essential oils in its vehicles.
Unlike many ride-hailing companies, Earth’s drivers are all employees, not independent contractors. As such, their core focus is to deliver a safer and more premium experience for both drivers and riders.
Thanks to Spare’s focus on operational efficiency, it can do so without passing off the cost to the customer. Drivers for instance can accept back-to-back trips whether they have zero or two passengers in their vehicle. Spare also streamlines pick-ups on regular routes, like from the airport to downtown through predetermined boarding zones that help speed up this process.
Originally posted on Metro Magazine