To introduce 25,000 XPRES-T electric vehicles (EVs) into Uber’s premium category service, the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Uber is India’s top ride-sharing app. Tata Motors is the largest automaker in India and the country’s forerunner in the evolution of EVs. Several Indian cities, including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad, are targeted for the electrification of Uber’s services.
In India, Tata Motors has been at the forefront of the e-mobility revolution. Their collaboration with Uber is in line with their commitment to a healthy, sustainable environment. This month, the business will start delivering the vehicles in phases to Uber’s fleet partners. As well as customers and operators find the XPRES-T EV to be a very alluring option. For customers, the vehicle offers better safety, a quiet, rich interior, and fast charging options. For fleet partners, it offers comfortable driving and cost-effectiveness. Their Partnership will build up the market position of Tata Motors in the fleet segment. Offering customers our environmentally friendly EV ride experiences. Via Uber’s Premium Category service will advance the acquiring of green and clean personal ride sharing. According to Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility.
President of Uber India and South Asia, Prabhjeet Singh, said, “It is the biggest EV partnership between an auto maker and an Indian ride-sharing service to date. “As we work to create a sustainable future, it will accelerate the move to zero emissions on the Uber platform.” The XPRES-T EV, was released exclusively for fleet customers in July 2021. It is the first car under Tata Motors’ “XPRES” brand. It has two available ranges of 315 km and 277 km, and it charges from 0% to 80% in 59 minutes and 110 minutes, respectively.
The vehicle is equipped with a high energy density battery with capacities of 26 kWh and 25.5 kWh. It can be charged quickly using a fast charger or conventionally using any suited 15 A plug point. It has a single speed automatic transmission. Dual airbags, ABS with EBD as standard across all variants, and zero tailpipe emissions. By 2040, Uber intends to use only zero-emission vehicles, public transportation, or micro mobility for all of its trips. This collaboration with Tata Motors represents a significant turning point in India’s development of shared and green drive.