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Hyperdrive Daily: Uber, Arrival and the Architecture of Ride-Hailing EVs

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Welcome to the Hyperdrive daily briefing, decoding the revolution reshaping the auto world, from EVs to self-driving cars and beyond.

EV startup Arrival last Thursday announced that it was collaborating with Uber on a custom designed vehicle made for ride-hailing applications. Automaker BYD announced a similar collaboration with Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi last year, revealing a new EV called the D1. Ride-hailing so far has been dominated by hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius rather than full electrics, but there are good reasons to think this is about to quickly change.