Uber India To Source Thousands Of Electric Cars From Mahindra & Mahindraby Ajinkya November 25, 2017
Uber has changed the way we book a cab. With its deep pockets, the company is already planning a next shift in the industry by investing in future technologies. Just a few days ago, Uber signed an autonomous car deal with Volvo. Its Indian arm is not far behind, as the company has partnered with automaker Mahindra & Mahindra to bring electric vehicles on Indian roads.
The move perfectly aligns with the government’s push to go all electric by 2030. America app-based cab company will introduce hundreds of electric vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad by March 2018. Based on the initial response, the programme will expand to new cities.
Uber’s biggest competitor in India, Ola, is not too far behind. Backed Japan’s SoftBank, this ride hailing platform has already launched a similar pilot in Nagpur. Although the government is pushing for such initiatives, India lacks charging station infrastructure. It will be interesting to see if new-age cab services can make electric cars viable in India.