To be added to Uber India’s Premium Category service will be 25,000 EVs.
Tata Motors and Uber, the top ridesharing service in India, have signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate 25,000 TATA XPRES-T EVs into their premium service. In order to electrify their services throughout Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad, Tata Motors will work with Uber. Starting this month, the company will start making phased deliveries of the vehicles to Uber fleet partners.
Speaking at the MoU signing, Shailesh Chandra, MD, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility said, “We are excited to partner with Uber, India’s top ridesharing platform, as part of our commitment to expand sustainable mobility in the nation. It will speed up the adoption of green and clean personal ride sharing to offer customers our environmentally friendly EV ride experiences through Uber’s Premium Category service. Both customers and operators find the TATA XPRES-T EV to be an extremely appealing option. While improved safety, quietness, and a premium in-cabin experience make for a more relaxing ride for customers, the fast charging solution, comfortable driving, and cost-effectiveness of the EV make it a compelling business option for our fleet partners. Our market position in the fleet segment will be further strengthened by this partnership.
Uber is committed to bringing sustainable, shared mobility to India, and this partnership with Tata Motors is a significant step in that journey, according to Prabhjeet Singh, President of Uber India and South Asia. It is the biggest EV partnership between an automaker and an Indian ride-hailing service to date. As we work to create a sustainable future, it will accelerate the move to zero emissions on the Uber platform. By collaborating with business partners who are driving the change, we are dedicated to doing our part to lower the barriers to going electric.
Over 50,000 Tata EVs have been produced by Tata Motors in India for both the personal and fleet markets to date. Additionally, Uber has promised that by 2040, 100% of its trips will be made in zero-emission vehicles, on public transportation, or using micromobility.
Tata Motors introduced the ‘XPRES’ brand in July 2021 specifically for fleet customers, and the TATA XPRES-T EV is the first car sold under this brand. There are two available ranges for the new TATA XPRES-T electric sedan: 315km and 277km (ARAI certified range under test conditions). It has a battery with a high energy density of 26 kWh and 25.5 kWh, and it can be charged from 0% to 80% in 59 minutes and 110 minutes, respectively, using fast charging. It can also be charged normally from any convenient 15 A plug point. It includes dual airbags, a single speed automatic transmission, zero tailpipe emissions, and ABS with EBD as standard across all variants. It will stand out from other Tata cars thanks to its premium interiors, automatic climate control as standard, and Electric Blue accents on both the interior and exterior.