Chrysler Partners With Ride-Sharing Service For Kids – MediaPost Communications
by Tanya Gazdik
over 1 hour ago
Chrysler and Kango are expanding their
ride-sharing service partnership to a second market this fall.
The automaker is joining with the app-based, on-demand service providing rides and childcare for kids from preschool to
high school in both San Francisco (the original market) and now Los Angeles.
In this first-ever partnership between a family rideshare service and an automaker in the U.S., the Chrysler brand
will make a fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans available to eligible Kango, the ride service that helps parents get their kids where they need to go, when they’re not able to do so
The two companies kicked off the partnership last week with an exclusive event in Los Angeles which featured a Q&A with Vince Maccani, Chrysler head of marketing operations and
Sara Schaer, co-founder and CEO of Kango.
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans will outfit Kango drivers with branded vehicles featuring state-of-the-art plug-in safety and technology features.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.
“Parents and children today are busier than ever and often need to be in multiple places at one time,” said Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and
FIAT, FCA – North America, in a release. “The Chrysler brand is focused on providing transportation solutions for families to make their lives easier. The Chrysler Pacifica is the ultimate
family vehicle, and with the addition of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, it’s now the most fuel-efficient family vehicle.”