Uber Joins Hands with Tata Motors for 25,000 EVs

Online transportation network Uber has signed an MoU with Tata Motors, India’s leading carmaker, to bring 25,000 electric vehicles (EVs) onto the platform.

The agreement is the largest EV commitment yet between an automaker and a ridesharing platform in India.

Tata Motors will begin deliveries of XPRES-T EVs to Uber fleet partners in a phased manner starting this month. The partnership will aid the electrification of Uber service across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.

Uber said that as the firm continues to move towards its zero-emissions goal, the partnership with Tata Motors will lay the groundwork for meaningful expansion of four-wheeler electric vehicles (EVs) on a mobility platform in India.

Uber has committed to 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micro-mobility by 2040.

In a statement Uber said: “We are focussed on finding new, innovative and affordable ways to help drivers and fleets go electric and will lean in on industry partnerships across EV manufacturers, Fleet and EV infra partners among others to advance EV transition.”

Shailesh Chandra, MD, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility  added: “Working towards our aim of growing India’s e-mobility market, we are delighted to announce our partnership with Uber, India’s leading ridesharing app, for their expansion of sustainable mobility options. With this association, we have taken another leap towards enhancing electric mobility across the country, and will continue our work in ‘Moving India’ to a safer, smarter and greener future.”

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