Uber Green to roll out in India from June 2023.
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Uber Green to roll out in India from June 2023.

Uber has partnered with companies like Lithium Urban Technologies, Everest Fleet Private Limited, Moove, Zypp Electric, Jio-bp, and GMR Green Energy to promote sustainable mobility.

Uber, the global ride-sharing app, has made a significant move towards sustainable mobility in India by announcing a series of partnerships aimed at accelerating the transition to electric vehicles. This development comes as part of Uber’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and promoting environmentally friendly transportation options.

Starting from June 2023, Uber Green will be introduced in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, offering passengers the option to request an all-electric, zero tail-pipe emission vehicle through the app. This move brings the convenience of on-demand EV rides to India, allowing users to contribute to cleaner air with just a few taps on their smartphones.

Uber Green, which is already available in 100+ cities across 15 countries, is considered the most widely accessible on-demand mobility solution for low or zero-emission rides. With its expansion into three major Indian cities, the company aims to further promote sustainable transportation options and contribute to India’s efforts in combating air pollution and climate change.

By partnering with leading industry players in India, Uber is demonstrating its commitment to driving the adoption of EVs and supporting the country’s sustainable development goals.

Among the strategic partnerships, Lithium Urban Technologies, India’s largest B2B fleet service provider, Everest Fleet Private Limited, and Moove, Uber’s global fleet partner, will collaborate to introduce EVs on Uber’s platform. This move is aimed at empowering drivers to embrace electric vehicles more rapidly, contributing to a cleaner and greener transportation ecosystem.

In a bid to bolster sustainable mobility in the Uber Moto category, the company has partnered with Zypp Electric, a tech-enabled EV-as-a-service startup. Together, they plan to deploy 10,000 electric two-wheelers by 2024. Already, more than 1,000 Zypp Electric two-wheelers are operational on Uber Moto in Delhi, providing efficient and eco-friendly transportation options for commuters.

Recognizing the need to support the purchase of cleaner fuel vehicles, Uber has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). Through this collaboration, affordable loans amounting to approximately Rs 1,000 crores will be made available, facilitating the shift from high-emission fuel vehicles to low or zero tailpipe emission vehicles, including EVs and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

Addressing the crucial aspect of charging infrastructure, Uber has forged two significant partnerships. Firstly, in collaboration with Jio-bp, Uber will bring its global mobility agreement with bp pulse to India. This partnership will grant Uber drivers access to the extensive charging networks offered by Jio-bp and foster the development of new charging infrastructure. Secondly, Uber has signed an MoU with GMR Green Energy to establish customized charging facilities, further strengthening the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Commenting at the event, Andrew Macdonald, Senior Vice President, Mobility and Business Operations at Uber, said, “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. We know that our impact goes beyond technology. We are determined to become allies of cities and governments as they seek to combat climate change and pollution through sustainable mobility.”

Speaking at the launch, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia said, “Going all-electric is a challenge that’s bigger than Uber. We can’t do it alone. To be successful, 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.”

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