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#214, Indigo wants to change ride share and delivery

Will Graylin is a tech entrepreneur who believes rideshare and delivery is the future of affordable, more efficient transportation.

The Chairman and CEO of Indigo Technologies, Graylin is our guest on this episode of The Weekly Driver Podcast.

Co-hosts Bruce Aldrich and James Raia talk with Graylin about his company’s new class of EVs and his vision for ride-hail and delivery and other essential services.

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“We focus on the next generation of urban mobility, especially in ride-share and delivery,” says Graylin. “As you know, the world is changing. More and more miles are being put on the road big gig workers. They’re delivering our food, our meals our packages.”

Indigo’s motto: “Smoothest, Greenest Rides For Our Planet.”

The company debuted at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas a van-like electric car in two versions.

The Indigo Flow is designed for ride-haring; the Indigo Flow Plus serves as a delivery van.

For both cars, the startup emphasizes what it calls robotic wheels, which hold a 22 kW electric motor each. They also combine transmission and active suspension in one module with the drive. The active suspension, in particular, is intended to compensate for the well-known disadvantage of wheel hub motors, namely the higher unsprung masses.

According to its literature:

Indigo is delivering radically more efficient, comfortable and affordable EVs that are purposely built for ride-hail, delivery by leveraging its patented electric robotic wheel suspension and propulsion system.

Indigo is also combining innovative fintech and insurtech from its partner OV Loop to make affordable transportation more accessible to everyone through advanced mobility as a service platform.”

“When you think about it, most vehicles carry one or two passengers, so why are they driving around in big SUVs and trucks,” says Graylin.

“We are being asked to supersize our cars. The OEMs make more money selling trucks and SUVs. We wanted to build a solution that is much lighter and much more efficient.”

Please join Bruce and me as we discuss with Graylin his company’s (www.indigotech.com) philosophy of the future of urban mobility.”

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