Rent-to-buy vehicle provider WeFlex is to provide about 200 MG5s to ride hailing drivers in 2021 as part of its new EV offering.
The partnership between WeFlex and the car manufacturer is expected to result in more than 1,000 EVs being supplied to these drivers over the next two years.
In London there are currently about 1,600 Uber operators in EVs 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 with a short-term aim to reach 5,000 EVs.
The company launched in 2016 as a new way for ride hailing drivers from companies such as Uber, FreeNow, Ola and Bolt to own their own vehicles, but in a more flexible way than was offered at the time via regular car dealers and finance businesses.
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: “The MG5 EV is a major new addition to our fleet, offering riders a comfortable, spacious, environmentally friendly option wherever their journey is taking them, and providing drivers with the perfect balance of range, features and value.
“The vehicle’s range of 214 miles also means no range anxiety for our customers.
“It’s a great value vehicle, meaning we can price it competitively and the extra boot space inherent with the estate design means it’s perfect for the airport run – when things are eventually back to normal.”