Shared Mobility Company to Provide Electric Vehicles to Benefit Disadvantaged Communities in Bay Area and Sacramento
CULVER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 25, 2017–
Envoy Technologies today announced that the company has been awarded $1.5M in funding from the California Energy Commission. The grant will allow Envoy to develop and implement an Electric Vehicle Shared Mobility Program that will primarily benefit disadvantaged communities in the greater Sacramento Metropolitan and the California Bay Area.
Envoy provides shared mobility as an amenity where people live, work and stay. Envoy’s turnkey solution enables the real estate industry, companies, communities and municipalities the ability to implement closed and exclusive car sharing, e-bike and e-scooter sharing for any size community. Envoy is uniquely suited in the mobility space to implement all-electric, multi-modal shared vehicles in private communities.
Members of the disadvantaged communities where Envoy will be installed will be able to reserve vehicles for either personal use or to earn income driving for delivery services such as Postmates, Grubhub and ride hailing companies like Uber and Lyft.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with the California Energy Commission,” said Aric Ohana, Co-Founder of Envoy. “The goal of the CarShare Expansion is to create a sustainable car sharing program to serve as a model of partnership and efficient use of public funds that is easily replicated by other MSA’s within California.”
Envoy partnered with ChargePoint for installation of EV chargers. Envoy also obtained letters of support from Mercy Housing and USA Properties Fund. Envoy plans on deploying over 80 vehicles in Sacramento Metro and Bay Area.
“Our partners were essential in the development on this proposal,” said Ori Sagie, Co-Founder of Envoy. “We are excited to see the impact our project will have on the communities in the Bay Area and Sacramento as we strive to decrease traffic congestion, reduce parking needs and promote the use of electric vehicles.”
About Envoy Technologies
Envoy Technologies is a fully integrated technology platform and operations solutions that allows property owners to implement mobility as a community or municipal amenity. Founded in 2016, by a team of seasoned real estate investors with a passion for technology, Envoy has created a turnkey closed car-sharing network for communities, not accessible by the public. Envoy headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit EnvoyThere.com.