Uber, the app-based ride-hailing service, announced a slew of partnerships on Wednesday to electrify its services in India in preparation for the transition to sustainable mobility. With the help of its fleet partners, it will deploy 25,000 electric vehicles across Uber’s top seven cities.
As part of its sustainability push, the mobility company announced the launch of Uber Green in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru beginning in June 2023. Uber Green allows passengers to request an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle instead of a regular fossil-fuelled car, bringing an on-demand EV experience to India.
Uber Green is currently available in over 100 cities across 15 countries.
“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,” said Andrew Macdonald, Senior Vice President, Mobility and Business Operations at Uber.
Furthermore, it plans to deploy 10,000 electric two-wheelers by 2024 to promote sustainable mobility in its rapidly expanding Uber Moto category. In Delhi, over 1000 Zypp Electric two-wheelers have already been deployed on Uber Moto.