Uber Green pushes EVs in India.

Uber Green pushes EVs in India.
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Uber Technologies has increased the number of electric vehicles it offers, partnered with fleet operators, expanded its financing options, and begun offering electric vehicle rentals to its users in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

As part of the launch of Uber Green in June, the company announced on Wednesday that it will collaborate with fleet providers such as Lithium, Everest, and Moove to add 25,000 electric cars to its platform.

It intends to release 10,000 electric two-wheelers in Delhi by 2024, in collaboration with Zypp Electric, another EV start-up.

It has provided 10 billion rupees ($122.3 million) in collaboration with SIDBI, a microlender, to fund the purchase of clean vehicles and the construction of charging stations.

BluSmart, an electric mobility start-up backed by BP’s venture fund, is chipping away at Uber and SoftBank-backed Ola’s dominance with bets on an all-electric taxi fleet and an aggressive bid to lure disgruntled passengers and drivers away from the incumbents.

According to Andrew Macdonald, Uber’s senior vice president of mobility and business operations, “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.”

Uber’s global mobility agreement with BP Pulse has been extended to India via a collaboration with Jio-bp. We can build new charging infrastructure and make it easier for Uber drivers to use existing networks if we work together.

Uber’s plans for a green fleet reflect the company’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2040.

According to a LinkedIn job posting, Uber plans to sell over a million electric vehicles in India and South Asia as “a key piece” of its regional growth strategy.

The Indian government announced earlier this year that it would begin offering rides in electric vehicles in the country as part of its initiative to further electrify public transportation and shared mobility.

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