The ride-hailing platform is making its entry into the Indian EV space; has partnered with many firms
As per various media reports, Uber, the US-based global ride-hailing platform recently announced its entry into the world of electric vehicles in India. The company has come up with its ‘Uber Green’ offering, to help users book EV cabs. It is learnt that the service is being started from June across three cities, that are, Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
The NASDAQ-listed firm has signed partnership agreements with various EV companies, including those providing EV financing and charging infrastructure. Uber has collaborated with Gurugram-based Zypp Electric for its two-wheeler fleet. To deploy a four-wheelers fleet, it has tied up with Lithium Urban Technologies, Everest Fleet Private Limited and Moove. Moreover, it has joined hands with Jio-BP and GMR Green Energy for EV charging infrastructure, and SIDBI for financing.
As per Prabhjeet Singh, Uber India and South Asia President, going all-electric is a challenge. He opined that the economic burden of making the transition to EVs should not fall on drivers. “With these industry-leading partnerships, we are matching commitment with action to help drivers go electric faster and supercharge sustainable transition in India’s ride-sharing industry.”
Saying that India is an important country for the global company, Senior VP of Mobility and Business Operations at Uber, Andrew Macdonald added, “India’s huge scale and electrification momentum makes the country a priority for Uber as we seek to meet our commitment to electrify every ride on our platform by 2040. Today, we are taking a major step toward that goal with the launch of Uber Green.”
Macdonald said that this is the company’s way to combat climate change and pollution through sustainable mobility. It is noteworthy that Uber has committed to becoming a zero-emission mobility platform globally by 2040.