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Envoy builds out Californian footprint

Envoy vehicles will also be available at several additional to-be-announced Los Angeles and Bay Area properties

Envoy aims to empowers community-based sustainable transportation model
Envoy aims to empowers community-based sustainable transportation model

Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared, all-electric mobility as an amenity, has announced seven new deployment partnerships across California. The new alliances are from the real estate and technology sectors.


Since its founding in April 2017, Envoy said it has grown from two electric vehicles deployed at partner sites to more than 30, and it claims to have a confirmed pipeline of hundreds more vehicles and thousands of charging stations across the US.


Electric vehicles (EVs) in Envoy’s community-based fleet are now available as an on-site amenity for residents and guests at a number of California apartment complexes, workplaces and hotels, including Equity Residential’s Marina 41, Related Real Estate’s Argyle House, Hackman Capital’s Culver Studios and the Sixty Beverly Hills Hotel.


Additionally, Envoy said Maximus Real Estate’s Parkmerced development in San Francisco will host 16 vehicles by the end of this year. Argyle House, Sixty Beverly Hills Hotel and 33 Tehama will host Tesla vehicles, with 33 Tehama housing the platform’s first Tesla Model X.


Envoy vehicles will also be available at several additional to-be-announced Los Angeles and Bay Area properties.


Earlier this year, Envoy secured $1.5m in grant funding from the California Energy Commission to deploy a shared mobility program for disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento metropolitan area and in the Bay Area.


The company was also recently named as a major participant in Electrify America’s green city initiative, a $44m deployment of EV infrastructure in Sacramento. Envoy’s initial rollout will provide 142 vehicles, each with its own EV charger, available across 71 locations throughout the city.


“Envoy empowers a fully sustainable transportation model that is wholly community-based. Our rapid growth is a testament to the future of electric mobility as an amenity and points to exciting developments on the horizon in the on-demand public transit sector,” said Envoy co-founder Aric Ohana.


“While we are gaining an early foothold with luxury apartments and hotels, our true passion is equitable transportation – over 50 per cent of our vehicles will be deployed in disadvantaged communities in the years to come.”


Envoy vehicles will be integrated with technology from key partners. All vehicles in the fleet feature digital license plates provided Reviver Auto, which allow drivers to easily pay for tolls and parking meters in select cities.


TransitScreen, a multi-screen transportation display, will offer real-time information about Envoy branded vehicles and other points of interest.


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