Tata Motors bags India’s largest EV fleet order from Uber for 25,000 X-Pres T EVs
Indian car manufacturer Tata Motors today signed an MoU with Uber to supply 25,000 XPRES–T electric sedans in India for premium ride sharing services. This MoU marks the largest four-wheeler EV fleet order in the Indian industry.
The car manufacturer will begin the deliveries of the electric cars to Uber fleet partners in a phased manner, starting February 2023. Uber’s electric fleet will be operational across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, states the official statement.
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“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,” says Shailesh Chandra, MD, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility.
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.”
Launched in July 2021, the Tata Xpres T EV is powered by two battery packs – a 26 kWh and a 25.5 kWH that can be charged from 0 to 80% in 59 minutes and 110 minutes, respectively, using fast charging. The Xpres T EV offers an ARAI-certified range of 315 km and 277 km.
As far as the features are concerned, the Tata Xpres T EV is equipped with dual airbags, single-speed automatic transmission, automatic climate control and ABS with EBD to name a few.