The partnership represents the largest EV commitment made by an automaker and an Indian ride-hailing service. According to the agreement, fleet operators in the Delhi National Capital Region, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Ahmedabad will use Uber to deploy Tata Motors’ XPRES-T EVs.
In a statement, Prabhjeet Singh, head of Uber India and South Asia, said, “Uber is committed to bringing sustainable and shared mobility to India. This partnership with Tata Motors is a major milestone in that journey. It represents the largest EV partnership yet between an automaker and a ride-sharing platform in India.”
By 2040, Uber promises that all trips will be taken in zero-emission automobiles, on public transportation, or using micromobility.
The announcement comes as the ride-hailing sector is becoming more interested in converting its fleet to electric vehicles. This is the second significant agreement Tata Motors has with a ride-hailing business.
In June of last year, Tata and Gurugram-based BluSmart Mobility, an all-electric taxi firm, signed a contract for the delivery of 10,000 XPRES-T EVs. In order to participate in Bengaluru’s EV cab pilot, Ola Cabs, a competitor of Uber, also intends to use roughly 1,000 vehicles.
The deliveries of the autos will take place in stages, beginning this month. Yet when asked about the deal’s value and the timetable, the corporation remained silent.
According to sources, some of the large fleet partner companies would receive Tata EVs. The Uber platform will enable fleet owners to onboard EVs considerably more quickly, lowering the obstacles to going electric.