Uklon service, which recently rebranded as “urban multitool” , shared a list of electric cars that are most often used to make orders.
The most common electric car model in Uklon is the Nissan Leaf, which accounts for up to 80% of all battery-powered cars. The top three also includes Chevrolet Volt, Renault Zoe – the share of each of them is 6%. Rounding out the top five are Chevrolet Bolt EV (3.75%) and Tesla Model S (3.4%).
“In the first half of the year, the number of electric cars at Uklon really increased by 20% compared to the same period last year”, notes Serhii Smus, co-founder and operations director of Uklon.
However, according to the company, the share of electric cars among all cars is decreasing. In the first half of the year, it was 1.06%. Moreover, if in June 2022 it was 0.88%, then in the same month last year it was 1.27% of the total number of cars.
Serhii Smus says that despite the shortage of fuel and the increase in its prices, the share of electric cars is decreasing due to the small capacity of batteries in most cars of this level. A car in car calling services must drive at least 200 km per day, which will allow the driver to earn.
“Such models are expensive, so their payback period will be incredibly long. For example, a used car that allows you to drive 500-600 km on a single charge will cost 90,000 euros,” comments Serhii Smus.
According to the co-founder of the company, Ukraine needs to develop infrastructure for fast charging of electric cars, and the state needs to motivate the market to switch to electric cars. After all, you can buy a used Nissan Leaf from Europe or the USA for $12-15 thousand. Its battery will not allow you to drive more than 100 kilometers, the charge will be enough to fulfill eight orders, taking into account the delivery of the car. It will be possible to earn about UAH 800 without taking into account the cost of depreciation. And then the battery needs to be charged, which will take at least four to five hours.