Slowly, but steadily, electric cars are making their way into the hearts and parking spaces of Australians. Although not as popular as in other parts of the world, EVs are steadily growing in popularity, diversity and range models.
As a strong supporter of going green worldwide, Splend is actively growing their electric vehicle fleet, designed not only to fit Australians’ lifestyle, but to improve rideshare drivers’ careers.
One of the new Splend additions is the elegant Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor. This fully-electric five-seater medium sedan is more than just good looks and sleek style – it’s also five-star ANCAP rated with a reliable 69 kWh battery which, according to Polestar specifications, will get you through 478 km of range when fully charged.
The Polestar 2 Standard Range comes in an array of colors and it’s designed to fit up to 14 standard shopping bags in the boot, making it a great fit for airport trips or even weekend drives with the family. It also comes with signature Thor hammer LED headlights, heated front seats, eight-speaker stereo, front and rear parking sensors, two rear USB charging ports and reversing camera.
The Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor is an ideal choice for rideshare drivers, not least because it makes you eligible for Uber Premier rides. While it’s a premium option for riders – thus bringing you additional earnings, it’s also practical for drivers, who can use any of the 550 EV charging stations in Sydney alone.
Get a 50% reduction on Uber’s service fee until 30 June 2025 if you’re one of the first 2,500 drivers to register an EV on the Uber platform.
It can charge in as little as 32 minutes (10-80%) using a Type 3 fast charger and a modest 7 hours (10-80%) using a regular, 3-phase 16A charging station, so you won’t have to worry about those longer trips and charging times.
Many are still on the fence about electric cars and the running costs they come with. While this may not be everybody’s cup of tea just yet, the truth is that using, and specifically charging an electric car generally takes less effort than refueling a conventional vehicle.
Like with any EV, you don’t need to take your Polestar 2 Standard Range on regular trips to the petrol station to fuel an empty tank. You can charge it in between your daily activities, either at one of the ever-growing number of public charging stations or better yet – at home, for as little as $14.78 per charge.
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