Drivers Uber now they will have facilities to get their own car. The private travel company teamed up with Kavak and They established an alliance to offer the driving partners of the transportation platform the power to buy a pre-owned car in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey in installments.
The association was announced today and specifically deals with the fact that driver partners will be able to acquire their own vehicle financed with weekly payments from 1,500 pesos, with 0 percent down payment and 25 percent discount in services and spare parts in the Kavak vehicle reconditioning centers.
The members of the company will have a guarantee period of seven days or 300 kilometers, as well as bonuses for up to 9 thousand pesos for driving a car of the buying and selling company on the platform.
It should be remembered that last October, Kavak became the first Mexican startup to achieve unicorn status in the country’s history, after adding a valuation of more than 1,150 million dollars in just 4 years of operation, at the conclusion of its most recent round of equity investment in September 2020. This has earned it a significant reputation and partnerships are beginning to emerge.
According to the Director of Operations of the Mexican company for the sale of pre-owned cars, Federico Ranero, with this they create a solution so that more people can improve their conditions when acquiring a vehicle, with a payment scheme adapted to each pocket and with all guarantees.
While Gretta González, general director of Shared Travel in Mexico at Uber, also indicated that: “with Kavak, today we are taking a step forward in that commitment, since now more Mexicans will have the possibility of owning not only your time, but also your vehicle. “
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Uber has become an employment alternative for thousands of Mexicans, given the wave of layoffs that has swept the country, and it must be said that in general globally in the face of the pandemic. Only in Mexico, between March and July last 1 million 117 thousand 584 were registered in the country layoffs, of which 873,941 (78.2 percent) corresponded to paid jobs with no more than two minimum wages, according to data from the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), video game consumption does not stop.
However, some drivers would rather work for a profit than a car, so the alliance with Kavak comes at that precise moment.