Uber, the ride-hailing service has announced that the company plans to add over 1,000 electric vehicles to its fleet in partnerships with Lithium Urban Technologies across Uber Rentals and Premier in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune in India.
The company says its plans are to help in reducing the increasing pollution in the cities which saw a dramatic decline in the pollution level with less traffic and cleaner air.
The company says that it has already deployed more than 100 electric sedans on the platform that uses Lithium’s charging hubs in these cities that have the capacity to charge multiple vehicles simultaneously.
The company has placed fast and slow chargers in multiple location in these cities. While a fast charger takes about 90 minutes to charge a sedan, a normal charger does the same in about 8-9 hours.
Uber has earlier partnered with Yulu, Mahindra and Sun Mobility to its global commitment of offering smarter mobility, building greener cities and creating healthier lives.
Uber also notes that the company is committed to scale up its electric vehicles fleet up to 2,000 over the next 12 months including Lithium EVs.
Source: Uber India