Renowned ride-hailing platform, Uber has begun offering electric vehicles (EV) to customers in some parts of the Delhi-NCR region, with plans to expand the service in the future.
Currently, electric cabs are only available for pre-scheduled trips.
According to a report, while Uber did not share how many EV cabs were operational in India, it insisted that it was working with multiple fleet partners, OEMs and charging infra providers “to gradually build the EV business sustainably”.
“As the leading mobility app in India, we are committed to supporting the Indian government’s emission goals. Expect to see more electric vehicles — be they two, three or four-wheeled — across Indian cities in the coming months,” a company spokesperson was quoted as saying.
As India pushes ride-hailing companies to electrify their fleets over the next few years, Uber’s move comes at a timely moment, the report said.
The push came amid the Centre’s pledge to reduce oil import dependence and cut air pollution to meet its commitment to the 2015 Paris climate change accord, it added.