TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV: FD), the first Canadian peer-to-peer, eco-friendly and socially responsible ridesharing network, is pleased to announce its expansion to Ottawa, Ontario. Newly licenced in Canada’s capital, Facedrive is expected to offer its services to Ottawa’s residents within the next 30 days in accordance with its national and global expansion plans.
Facedrive is a first of its kind, 100% Canadian ridesharing platform that is designed to incentivize and empower the green and socially responsible consumer looking to make a meaningful and measurable impact. Facedrive’s environmentally-friendly philosophy of ridesharing allows passengers to request rides in electric, hybrid or gas-powered vehicles through the Facedrive App. Trips completed using the Facedrive App help offset C02 emissions by contributing a portion of the rider’s fare to carbon offset initiatives, such as tree planting.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Facedrive is committed to working closely with the City of Ottawa and the local authorities in support of their endeavor to identify transportation gaps and offer solutions at a critical time for all.
“Our launch to Canada’s capital and further expansion plans across the country is a direct response to critical needs given the impact of COVID-19 and the essential services ridesharing can provide at this time,” said Suman Pushparajah, Chief Operations Officer at Facedrive. “As we begin our recruitment of drivers, we employ a thorough multi-step driver screening process to ensure that all of our drivers are adequately trained on safety protocols before they are approved to drive on our platform”, adds Pushparajah.
A safe transportation solution is critical at this time, and Facedrive is currently working with many cities amid the coronavirus pandemic to bridge transportation gaps as it expands into additional cities and countries. Facedrive will be there to demonstrate that ridesharing can put people and planet first in an economically feasible manner.
Facedrive is a “people-and-planet first” ridesharing platform, and the first to offer green transportation solutions in this space. Facedrive is committed to doing business fairly, equitably and sustainably. It is firmly dedicated not only to providing seamless customer service, offsetting CO2 by planting trees, and giving riders a choice between electric, hybrid and conventional vehicles, but also to its drivers. Facedrive is a community network designed to become the #1 recognized eco-friendly and socially responsible TaaS platform in any market that it enters.
For more about Facedrive, visit www.facedrive.com.
About the City of Ottawa
As the capital of Canada, the City of Ottawa is home to more than one million people and is the fourth largest municipality in the country. Ottawa is internationally renowned to live and to do business in; the many awards received are a testament to that. Furthermore, Ottawa has been rated the most business-friendly environment and the third best city for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) out of 77 mid-sized cities, in the Western Hemisphere. With a vibrant technology sector, Ottawa is a great place to live, work and play.
For more information about Ottawa, please visit www.ottawa.ca.
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