Uber Adds 1,000 Electric Sedans to Its Fleet Across Mumbai and Other Cities

Uber Adds 1,000 Electric Sedans to Its Fleet Across Mumbai and Other Cities

Cab-hailing platform Uber announced a new partnership with electric fleet service Lithium Urban Technologies to bring more than 1,000 electric sedans for customers of Uber Rentals and Uber Premier in cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, and Pune. 

Uber has set a global target of providing 100 per cent emission-free rides by 2040 while rival cab service Lyft has the same target set for 2030. 

Currently, Uber has over 100 electric vehicles running across the country which consists of vehicles like Tata Tigor EV and Mahindra eVerito. As for Lithium Urban Technologies, the company has a network of fast and standard charging stations in the aforementioned cities which makes the rollout easier. An official said that while a fast charger can fully recharge a sedan in 90 minutes, a standard charger may take up to 9 hours. 

President of Uber India and South Asia, Prabhjeet Singh said that the company will take the tally of electric vehicles to 2,000 over the next 12 months. Uber has previously said that it will spend $800 million (₹5,893 crores) towards helping their driver-partners migrate to electric vehicles.

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The Indian market is catching up with the global electric vehicle (EV) market with bigger manufacturers like Mahindra and Tata providing suitable options. While electric options were previously limited to a handful of manufacturers, India now looks to welcome more electric vehicles. 

American car manufacturing giant, Tesla, is all but certain to make an official entry into the Indian market by 2021. Though the company talked about a partial presence in 2018, it hasn’t made its cars widely available in India citing government regulations. 

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