Tata Motors to supply Uber with 25,000 EVs for India
Uber is planning to introduce 25,000 electric sedans in metro cities across India in one of the largest pushes towards eco-friendly mobility till date. The electric vehicles will be supplied by Tata Motors.
As per to a joint statement issued by Tata Motors and Uber, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the two parties according to which Tata Motors will supply a 25,000 XPRES–T electric vehicle units to Uber.
The statement said that the electric sedans will be part of Uber’s premium category service and the fleet would be operational across all Indian metros—Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.
Tata Motors said that deliveries of the electric sedans to Uber fleet partners will begin in a phased manner, starting this month.
This is one of the largest deals in eco mobility in history, however, neither company revealed any financial details about the deal.
The ex-showroom (Delhi) price for a single unit of XPRES–T starts from Rs 13.04 lakh, while a single unit of X-Pres-T (ex-showroom), with a range of 315 km, is priced at Rs 14.98 lakh and entails a FAME subsidy of Rs 2.6 lakh.
In a statement, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility MD Shailesh Chandra announced the partnership with Uber as part of the Mumbai-based automaker’s commitment to sustainable mobility in the country, adding that offering customers environment-friendly EV rides via Uber’s premium category service will accelerate the adoption of green and clean personal ride-sharing, he added.
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Meanwhile, Uber India and South Asia President Prabhjeet Singh reiterated the ride-sharing giant’s commitment to bringing sustainable, shared mobility to India, adding that the partnership with Tata Motors is a major milestone in that journey.
Tata Motors has so far over 50,000 EV units from its plant in the personal and fleet segment. Tata’s “XPRES” brand—exclusively targeted towards fleets—was launched in July 2021, and XPRES-T EV is the first vehicle under this brand.
Powered by a high-energy density battery of 26 kWh and 25.5 kWh, the XPRES-T electric sedan comes with two range options – 315km and 277 km (ARAI certified range under test conditions). The battery can be charged from 0-80 per cent in 59 mins and 110 mins respectively, using fast charging or can also be normally charged from any 15 A plug point.
The EV sedan comes with zero tail-pipe emission, single-speed automatic transmission, dual airbags, and ABS with EBD as standard across variants.
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