New Delhi, October 08: In a bid to reduce carbon pollution in metro cities, Ride-hailing major Uber has joined hands with India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator. The association will deploy over 1,000 electric vehicles, all sedans, across Uber Rentals and Premier in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune over the coming months.
Uber has already deployed more than 100 of these electric sedans, such as Mahindra eVerito and Tata Tigor EV, on our platform. Over the next 12 months, the company said it remains committed to scaling up to 2,000 electric vehicles on its platform, including the Lithium EVs.
Lithium’s charging hubs in these cities have the capacity to charge multiple cars and buses simultaneously. They also have fast and slow chargers installed at multiple sites across these cities. While a fast charger can charge a sedan in 90 minutes, a slow charger can do that in 8 to 9 hours.
A market leader in sustainable mobility solutions, Lithium was established in 2014 to encourage an environment-friendly mobility solution for corporates. Lithium runs its over 1,000 electric fleets of hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, and buses across 10 cities in India with its charging infrastructure of more than 500 fast and slow chargers and charging hubs.
"The association is also in line with Uber's recently announced global commitment to make all rides on its platform 100 percent emission-free by 2040 through zero-emission vehicles and the integration of public transport and micro-mobility, "Company said. Uber recently announced a global commitment to make all rides on its platform 100 percent emission-free by 2040 through zero-emission vehicles and the integration of public transport and micro-mobility.
Commenting on the partnership, Ashwin Mahesh, Co-founder, and CEO, Lithium Urban Technologies said, “Our partnership with Uber has the potential to significantly add to the number of electric kilometers covered by cars in every city. The responsibility to accelerate the adoption of clean mobility belongs to all of us, and partnerships have an important role to play in making that happen. Electric vehicles are particularly well-suited to the shared economy, and that’s why we’re seeing their early adoption, most noticeably in fleets.”
Meanwhile, Lithium Urban Technologies said, "We are delighted to partner with UberIndia to share the future of mobility - shared, connected, and electric together.