PTI – Aligned towards its goal of a clean and green environment, Tata Motors will be aiding Uber in electrifying their services across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad. The company will begin the deliveries of the cars to Uber’s fleet partners in a phased manner, starting this month.
Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer and the pioneer of India’s EV evolution, on Monday signed an MoU with Uber, India’s leading ridesharing app, to bring 25,000 XPRES–T EVs into their premium category service.
Aligned towards its goal of a clean and green environment, Tata Motors will be aiding Uber in electrifying their services across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad. The company will begin the deliveries of the cars to Uber’s fleet partners in a phased manner, starting this month.
Shailesh Chandra, MD, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, said, “In line with our commitment to grow sustainable mobility in the country, we are delighted to partner with Uber, India’s leading ridesharing platform. Offering customers our environmentally friendly EV ride experiences via Uber’s Premium Category service will accelerate the adoption of green and clean personal ride sharing.”
“The XPRES-T EV is a very attractive option, both for customers and operators. While enhanced safety, quiet, and premium in cabin experience provides the customers with a relaxed ride, the fast-charging solution, driving comfort, and the cost effectiveness of the EV make it an attractive business proposition for our fleet partners. This partnership will further cement our market position in the fleet segment,” he added.
Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia, said, “Uber is committed to bringing sustainable, shared mobility to India, and this partnership with Tata Motors is a major milestone on that journey. It represents the largest EV partnership yet between an automaker and a ridesharing platform in India. It will supercharge the transition to zero emissions on the Uber platform as we work towards building a sustainable future. We are committed to doing our part to bring down the barriers to going electric by working with industry partners that are leading the change.”
Tata Motors has been revolutionizing the Indian automotive market with its pioneering efforts and is leading the e-mobility wave in India, with over 50,000 Tata EVs rolled out from the plant to date in the personal and fleet segments. Furthermore, Uber has committed to having 100% of its rides take place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micro mobility by 2040.
In July 2021, Tata Motors launched the ‘XPRES’ brand exclusively for fleet customers, and the XPRES-T EV is the first vehicle under this brand. The new XPRES-T electric sedan comes with two range options: 315 km and 277 km (ARAI-certified range under test conditions). It packs a high energy density battery of 26 kWh and 25.5 kWh and 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 15-amp plug point, which is easily available and convenient.
It comes with zero tailpipe emissions, a single speed automatic transmission, dual airbags, and ABS with EBD as standard across variants. The premium interiors, which include standard automatic climate control and Electric Blue accents throughout the interior and exterior, will set it apart from other Tata vehicles.