Dr. Mandla Lamba has unveiled the world’s first full electric vehicles e-hailing platform known as Green 8 Mile.
Green 8 Mile is a full electric vehicles e-hailing app created to simplify everyday transport through carbon free, cost effective, innovative, easy-to-use tools for hailing and paying for electric vehicles rides.
The app will be available for free on iPhone and Android devices, Green 8 Mile connects you to the nearest available drivers in each of its locations around the world, to get you where you’re going environmentally cleaner, safer and faster!
Commenting on the initiative, the billionaire stated the platform has started accepting owner operators who want to join the platform and make money from it and is building up to 10 000 owner operators that will employ 50 000 drivers as Green 8 Mile plans to roll out 50, 000 full electric cars on South African roads over the next 12 months.
“Our model is simple and straightforward, we want to create 10 000 new owner operators who will even get in house financing for the vehicles and this means we provide both the business opportunity and the electric vehicles. Our in house financing facility is interest free and our repayment method is different from traditional financing because we don’t take monthly instalments instead we take a small percentage of the profit per month until an owner operator has fully paid for the car and when there’s no profit there’s no repayment,” he said.
The company has five segments on the platform which makes it the first e-hailing platform to even do such.
The first segment is entry-level electric cars which are Agilitee manufactured cars, then there’s middle level electric cars, VIP and VVIP. Then within the app there’s commercial vehicles such pick up vans and up to 8 ton trucks, panel vans and 16 seater taxis.
“That is the world we are building, we are working on an Ecosystem that feeds the entire chain of transportation, Green 8 Mile is an addition to the work done through Agilitee even though it is only affiliated with Agilitee on the basis that Agilitee supplies it with electric vehicles and also that both companies are owned by the same Billionaire Visionary,” Lamba said.