Rent-to-buy vehicle provider WeFlex will provide up to 200 MG 5 cars to ride hailing drivers this year as part of its new electric vehicle offering.
The new partnership between MG Motor and WeFlex is expected to result in more than 1,000 cars being supplied to ride-hailing drivers in the next two years.
In London there are currently 1,600 Uber operators using electric cars out of more than 50,000 drivers and Uber has committed to be 100% Electric by 2025.
WeFlex plans to play a key part in this move to EV’s with a short-term aim to reach 5,000 electric vehicles.
Geraint Isaac, national fleet sales manager for MG Motor, said: “Ride hailing services such as Uber are ideal for the MG5 EV as the combination of the car’s pricing and range is unbeatable. As services such as Uber move towards a zero-emissions future we’re delighted that MG is going to play a key part and believe we have the perfect vehicle for the job.”
WeFlex founder Nicko Williamson added: “All-electric is the only way to clean up London’s air and travel in a truly environmentally sustainable way, whether you’re going to a business meeting or to the pub. We’re committed to providing practical solutions to help achieve this – excellent electric vehicles that drivers want to drive and that passengers want to ride in.”
WeFlex was launched in 2016 as a new way for ride-hailing drivers to own their own vehicles, but in a much more flexible way than was offered at the time via regular car dealers and finance businesses.