Uber Green: All-Electric Service in India
Uber Technologies Inc
Uber, the world's leading ride-hailing service, has made an exciting announcement for the Indian market. Starting this June, Uber Green, the company's flagship global service, will be rolling out in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, marking a significant step toward sustainable mobility in the country.
Uber Green, already available in over 100 cities across 15 countries, offers an accessible and on-demand solution for eco-conscious riders seeking low- or zero-emission transportation. The service aims to reduce carbon footprints and promote environmentally friendly transportation options.
In line with its commitment to fostering the growth of electric vehicles (EVs), Uber plans to expand its network of fleet partners in India. The company has joined forces with Lithium Urban Technologies, India's largest B2B fleet service provider, Everest Fleet Private Ltd., and Moove, Uber's esteemed global fleet partner. Together, they will deploy a fleet of 25,000 electric vehicles in Uber's top seven cities, accelerating the adoption of EVs and empowering drivers to make the switch to electric mobility.
Recognising the soaring popularity of Uber Moto, the two-wheeler ride category, Uber has partnered with EV-as-a-service startup Zypp Electric to introduce 10,000 electric two-wheelers by 2024. This move aims to revolutionise sustainable mobility within the Uber Moto segment. More than 1,000 Zypp Electric two-wheelers are already cruising the streets of Delhi as part of the Uber Moto fleet.
India's vast scale and the ongoing momentum of electrification have positioned the country as a priority market for Uber. The company is committed to electrifying every ride on its platform by 2040, making the launch of Uber Green a crucial step in achieving this goal. Andrew Macdonald, Senior Vice President of Mobility and Business Operations at Uber, emphasised the significance of the initiative.
With a focus on cleaner fuel vehicles, Uber has partnered with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to support the purchase of EVs and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. This collaboration will provide affordable loans totalling approximately Rs 1,000 crore, further incentivising drivers to adopt sustainable transportation options.
Not stopping at fleet partnerships, Uber is also venturing into the realm of charging infrastructure. The company has inked two important agreements—one with global mobility leader bp pulse in collaboration with Jio-bp, and another with GMR Green Energy. These strategic partnerships will facilitate the creation of customised charging facilities, ensuring convenient access to charging stations for EV drivers across India.
Prabhjeet Singh, President of Uber India and South Asia, expressed his excitement about these groundbreaking partnerships and their potential to drive the rapid adoption of EVs. By combining commitment with action, Uber aims to expedite the transition to electric mobility and spearhead sustainable advancements in India's ride-sharing industry.
As Uber gears up to launch Uber Green in India, it signals a new era of eco-friendly transportation choices for riders while propelling the country toward a greener future.
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Source: Silicon India