Is there a future for this type of transport in the UK?
Ford is shutting down its Chariot minivan service in the UK just one year after launching. London was Chariots first international venture outside of the United States, where it had already operated in cities such as San Francisco, Seattle, Austin and New York. The service in the UK will cease on 25th January and wind down across the world before closing finally closing its Transit van doors completely by early March. Dan Grossman, CEO of Chariot said: “In today’s mobility landscape, the wants and needs of customers and cities are changing rapidly, “We are truly grateful to our commuters, enterprise customers, and partners for your support over the past five years. Chariot was built on a commitment to help reduce congestion, ease the commute and improve quality of life in cities, and since our start, we have provided our customers with more than 3 million rides. In addition, we helped Ford build their mobility business, and their experience with Chariot continues to inform their mobility efforts and design decisions for the future.