Tata Motors to Supply 25,000 Electric Sedans to Uber

The deliveries of XPRE-T e-vehicles will start this month


Mobility service provider Uber has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tata Motors to bring 25,000 electric cars onto its platform.

The collaboration will help Uber electrify its transport services across the Indian metropolises of Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad.

Under the agreement, Tata Motors will start delivering XPRE-T electric sedans to Uber in a phased manner from February 2023.

Tata Motors launched the XPRES brand, particularly for fleet customers in 2021. The XPRES-T sedan is equipped with two range options7— 315 km and 277 km that are certified by the Automotive Research Association of India.

Uber has committed to 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micro-mobility by 2040.

The personal mobility service provider also aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions from its corporate operations by 2030 and has committed $800 million to help its drivers shift to EVs by 2025.

The company targets to electrify all of its cars in the United States, Canada, and other European cities by 2030.

Managing Director for Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Shailesh Chandra said, “With this association, we have taken another leap towards enhancing electric mobility across the country and will continue our work in ‘Moving India’ to a safer, smarter and greener future. Working towards our aim of growing India’s e-mobility market, we are delighted to announce our partnership with Uber, India’s leading ridesharing app, for their expansion of sustainable mobility options.”

President of Uber India and South Asia Prabhjeet Singh 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.”

In 2019, Uber signed a pact with SUN Mobility, a leading energy infrastructure provider, to deploy electric autos which would help provide an affordable and clean commuting option to its riders. Under the partnership, SUN Mobility committed to offering its unique energy infrastructure platform, which includes swappable smart batteries and quick interchange stations to select original equipment manufacturers for building electric autos.