The cab aggregator Uber has partnered with Lithium Urban Technologies, India’s one of the largest electric vehicle fleet operator.
Under the partnership Uber 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.
So far the cab aggregator has already deployed more than 100 of these electric sedans, such as Mahindra eVerito and Tata Tigor EV, on its platform.
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.
Lithium Urban Technologies is the fourth partner of Uber in this electric vehicle space, earlier it had partnered with Yulu, Mahindra and SUN Mobility.
The partnerships is in line with Uber’s recently announced global commitment to make all rides on our platform 100% emission-free by 2040 through zero-emission vehicles, and the integration of public transport and micro-mobility.
The company in a statement said that “Over the next 12 months, we remain committed to scaling up to 2,000 electric vehicles on our platform, including the Lithium EVs.”
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.”
During the lockdown many positive changes were witnessed across India, blue skies replaced smog above city skylines and pollution levels declined dramatically. Probably this has served as a stark reminder to what life could be like with less traffic and cleaner air. To convert such a vision into a healthier future for millions of Indians the firm announced partnership with Lithium Urban Technologies.