Uber, a mobility service provider, and Tata Motors have inked a memorandum of understanding to provide 25,000 electric vehicles on Uber’s platform. The partnership will assist Uber with electrifying its transportation services throughout the Indian metropolises of Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad. In accordance with the contract, Tata Motors will begin delivering XPRE-T electric sedans to Uber gradually starting in February 2023.
In 2021, Tata Motors introduced the XPRES brand, designed in particular for fleet clients. The Automotive Research Association of India has approved two range options for the XPRES-T sedan: 315 km and 277 km. By 2040, Uber has committed to 100 per cent of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micro-mobility. In addition, the personal mobility service provider seeks to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from its corporate operations by 2030 and has pledged $800 million to assist its drivers in transitioning to EVs by 2025. By 2030, the company intends to electrify all of its vehicles in the US, Canada, and other European cities.
In December 2022, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) signed a definitive agreement with the subsidiary of Tata Motors for operating 1,500 electric buses. Tata Motors, with its fully owned subsidiary, TML CV Mobility Solutions Limited collaborated for the operation of 1,500 electric buses in New Delhi. As part of the agreement, TML CV Mobility would supply, operate and maintain 1,500 units of 12 metre low-floor air-conditioned electric buses for a period of 12 years.