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All-electric airport shuttle service launches

A new electric car shuttle service for airports has opened in the UK to help cut congestion and air pollution.

The service operate a fleet of Tesla Model X SUVs

Dubbed Driven, the new service operates a fleet of seven-seat Tesla Model X SUVs that can be booked exclusively or on a car-sharing basis with other passengers who live or work near to cut costs; according to the firm, advance booking means it can cost from just £9 per person for a 40-minute trip.

Services are available 24/7 and fleets can also benefit from a travel management application that enables companies to book trips and track activity and costs. The tool also provides detailed reporting and highlights potential savings.

The service has also been conceived to bring safety benefits. All cars are company-owned while all drivers are full-time employees and the firm currently employs ex-police, ambulance and military drivers with Advanced Driving Skills training, and extensive background checks and medicals.

Mark Long, CEO at Driven, said: “We’re on a mission to change the way people travel to and from airports, by delivering journeys that are sustainable, affordable and enjoyable. With Driven, you can share your ride or go exclusive and we serve most major UK airports.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.