Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared, all-electric mobility as an amenity, announced its work with seven new real estate and technology partners. Since its founding in April 2017, Envoy has grown from just two EVs deployed at partner sites to more than 30, with a confirmed pipeline of hundreds more vehicles and thousands of charging stations in forward-thinking markets across the United States.
“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-founders Aric Ohana and Ori Sagie. “While we are gaining an early foothold with luxury apartments and hotels, our true passion is equitable transportation—over fifty percent of our vehicles will be deployed in disadvantaged communities in the years to come.”
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 $44 million 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.
EV’s in Envoy’s community-based fleet are now available as an onsite 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, Maximus Real Estate’s Parkmerced development in San Francisco will host 16 Envoy vehicles by the end of 2018. Notably, 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.
Envoy vehicles will be integrated with cutting-edge technology from key partners. All vehicles in the fleet currently feature digital license plates provided by 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.