Uber and Revel have struck a partnership to make charging stations in New York City more accessible, as part of efforts to align with proposed rules by the city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) that seek to require high-volume for-hire vehicle (HVFHV) companies (including Lyft) to transition their entire fleets to zero-emission or wheelchair-accessible vehicles by 2030.

The deal is expected to help increase EV charging options in neighborhoods where charging facilities are lacking, such as the Bronx and Queens. Revel is seeking to raise $200 million to build out its charging infrastructure.

According to Revel co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Frank Reig, the company currently operates 54 fast charging stations at three hubs in boroughs outside of Manhattan, where most app-hail drivers reside and work, plus 48 public fast chargers adjacent to the for-hire vehicle waiting area at LaGuardia Airport are being installed. Revel will begin offering discounts of as much as 25% to Uber drivers.

The TLC stated that more than 15% of trips in the city are now zero-emission or wheelchair accessible.

Source: Bloomberg

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