Opoli Technologies, the transportation app revolutionizing the rideshare industry in Southern California, announced its new partnership with BYD Motors Inc. In efforts to not only reduce traffic congestion through ridesharing in San Diego, BYD will provide 50 of their zero-emissions e6 EVs to the Opoli fleet as part of a green initiative. This model is one of the world’s most popular fleet-utility electric vehicles.
The all-electric crossover SUV from BYD will join Opoli’s natural gas airport shuttles late summer 2015, in efforts to decrease emissions. Opoli has been allotted charging spaces at the docking station at the San Diego International Airport. The e6 is ideal for drivers and fleet operators as its range exceeds 180 miles on a full charge. Opoli in San Diego will join other US cities such as New York, San Francisco and Chicago, to use the battery-electric crossover SUV in taxi and municipal fleets.
“At Opoli we continue to seek out and provide an affordable solution to the transportation problems that plague metropolitan areas,” said Rattan Joea, founder and CEO of Opoli Technologies. “Teaming up with BYD provides riders not only cost-effective solutions, but a green alternative in San Diego. We want to bring viable share-ride experiences to the commuting community.”
Stella Li, BYD Motors President, also commented: “Our company was built on innovation, and unlike most auto manufacturers we are excited for the future of the shared-use economy and pioneers such as Opoli. We are proud to be working with another California company in creating jobs, cleaning the air and leading the way.”
Source: Opoli Technologies