Uber Teams Up With GMR, Targets 25,000 EVs On Indian Roads In 2 Years

Ride-hailing giant Uber has unveiled its sustainable mobility roadmap at an event in Delhi, announcing a partnership with GMR Green Energy for fast charging Uber’s fleet of electric vehicles (EVs). This collaboration is part of Uber’s broader strategy, aiming to accelerate the shift to sustainable mobility by partnering with multiple EV makers.

What Happened? Under the initiative, Uber plans to deploy 25,000 electric cars in India on its platform over the next two years, partnering with EV fleet providers Lithium Urban Technologies, Everest Fleet Pvt Ltd, and Moove.

The Ola, BluSmart rival also aims to introduce 10,000 two-wheeler EVs in Delhi by 2024 in partnership with Zypp Electric.

The company is extending its global alliance with British energy major BP to India via Jio-bp — a fuel retail joint venture between Reliance Industries and BP, and has struck a deal with SIDBI to unlock ₹1,000 crore in EV financing.

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As part of its sustainability drive, Uber will also roll out its Uber Green initiative in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru starting from June. This initiative allows passengers to request an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle.

Per a Mint report, Andrew Macdonald, Senior Vice President, Mobility and Business Operations at Uber, underscored India’s importance to Uber’s global electrification goals at the event, noting the country’s large scale and electrification momentum.

He stated that Uber aims to electrify every ride on its platform by 2040. Macdonald also highlighted Uber’s commitment to aiding cities and governments in tackling climate change through sustainable mobility.

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