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Tata, Uber deal to induct 25,000 units of XPRES-T electric cabs in India

Source: Tata Motors
India's leading electric car maker Tata Motors has signed an MoU with ridesharing platform Uber India to bring 25,000 units of XPRES–T electric cars into the latter's premium category service. 

Aligned towards its goal of a clean and green environment, Tata Motors will be aiding Uber in electrifying their services across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. The car maker will begin the deliveries of the cars to Uber fleet partners in a phased manner, starting this month. 

Speaking at the MoU signing, Shailesh Chandra, MD, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility said, "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". 

He further added, "The XPRES-T EV is a very attractive option both for customers and operators. While enhanced safety, silent and premium in cabin experience provides the customers with a relaxed ride, the fast charging solution, driving comfort and the cost effectiveness of the EV makes it an attractive business proposition for our fleet partners. This partnership will further cement our market position in the fleet segment."

Commenting on the partnership, 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". 

"We are committed to doing our part to bring down the barriers to going electric by working with industry partners that are leading the change", Singh added. 

Tata 'XPRES' brand is exclusively catering to fleet customers. The latest XPRES-T electric sedan comes with 2 range options - 315 kms and 277 kms - powered by high energy density battery of 26 kWh and 25.5 kWh respectively. 

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