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Meet William, who came in for an oil change and left with an EV

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What started as a routine maintenance on his Splend car, ended in William pocketing the keys to a brand-new Hyundai IONIQ Electric. Goodbye oil changes, hello increased earnings! “It’s such a perfect car, at a great price – it’s a fantastic deal.” Talk about being in the right place at…

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Richard’s latest piece: a jet-black IONIQ to contrast his bright personality

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Richard Owusu is a fashionable man and his impressive look just got a boost with his award-winning Hyundai IONIQ Electric from Splend. I asked a couple of friends and they said the Hyundai IONIQ Electric is very good, very reliable. Leaving our Member Support Centre in Cricklewood was the first…

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What is Uber Green? London

Uber Green guide – Work more efficiently with an electric car

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Uber Green is finally here – a way for drivers of electric PCO cars to get ahead of the competition, and an important milestone in Uber’s aim to upgrade their London fleet to 100% electric cars. Context: Uber aims to become the first rideshare provider in the world that uses…

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Meet Daniel, who embraces the future with his new electric car

Meet Daniel, who embraces the electric future

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Part-time rideshare driver Daniel Mason called the office the other day, and said he wanted an electric car. This happened just minutes after Bolt veteran Olalekan Ibraheem picked up the keys to his brand-new Hyundai IONIQ Electric. so we knew the electric revolution is on. A long-serving Splend member, Daniel…

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Meet Ola – Veteran Bolt driver and electric PCO car pioneer

Meet Ola – Veteran Bolt driver and EV pioneer

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A seasoned veteran of London’s roads, Olalekan Ibraheem has been driving with Bolt for two years now. Ola was one of our first members to pick up his Hyundai Ioniq Electric on our Rent to buy plan, through the partnership between Splend and Bolt. When asked about the opportunity to…

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Get your career into gear: meet our Member Support Team

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Kickstarting a career as a driver can be frustrating. There’s a lot of paperwork, legislation, and competition, but you’re not alone. Our Member Success Representatives help you manage the business side of things so you can earn more, get better ratings, and do what you do best. Drive. Member Success…

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How to prepare for MTD in 2021 as a rideshare driver in London

Go digital with your on-demand income taxes – How to prepare for MTD in 2021

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On April 1st 2021, the soft-landing period for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT will come to an end. In essence, anyone currently following the rules of MTD for VAT will need to make sure that the software they use sends information directly to HMRC. This is the first step…

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Nissan LEAF is a true classic, and it’s just got better

Nissan LEAF is a true classic, and it’s just got better

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One of the first EVs on the market, the Nissan LEAF was recognised by Stuff Gadget Awards in 2019 for its legacy in pioneering the electric car category, in addition to its wide range of technology at an affordable price. The Nissan LEAF e+ N-CONNECTA features an aerodynamic profile and…

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The Kia e-Niro 3 follows in the success of its petrol-hybrid predecessor

The Kia e-Niro 3 follows in the success of its petrol-hybrid predecessor

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The petrol-hybrid Niro is a favourite amongst rideshare drivers in London, and the e-Niro has quickly established a similar reputation with those lucky enough to have driven it. This reputation was further enhanced in 2021 when the Kia e-Niro won What Car? – Car of the Year in the small…

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Paid time off, pension plan, and minimum wage for UK drivers

UK Uber drivers gain official worker status, with paid time off and other benefits

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Following a Supreme Court ruling, Uber drivers in the UK will be classified as workers, as opposed to their current self-employed designation. As a result, Uber drivers become eligible for paid holiday time, enrollment into a pension plan, and a guaranteed National Living Wage. The new benefits will be available…

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