Uber Partners With Lithium Urban Technologies to Onboard 1,000+ Electric Vehicles in Five Cities
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Uber announced a partnership with Lithium Urban Technologies, India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator, to deploy over 1,000 electric vehicles, all sedans, across Uber Rentals and Premier in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune. Commenting on the partnership, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia said that they are delighted to partner with Lithium Urban Technologies, a pioneer in sustainable urban mobility, and excited to provide greener commuting solutions to their riders. After their partnerships with Yulu, Mahindra and SUN Mobility, this is our fourth partnership in this space and Uber will always remain committed to providing smarter mobility, building greener cities and creating healthier lives. So far, Uber has already deployed more than 100 of these electric vehicles, such as Mahindra eVerito and Tata Tigor EV, on its platform. Lithium’s charging hubs in these cities have the capacity to charge multiple cars and buses simultaneously. They also have fast and slow chargers installed at multiple sites across these cities. While a fast charger can charge a sedan in 90 minutes, a slow charger can do that in 8 to 9 hours. According to the 2019 IQAir rankings, 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India. Exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution contributed to over 1.2 million deaths in India in 2017, according to the State of Global Air Report. Faced with such a reality, the Uber-Lithium partnership will continue to operationalize Uber’s vision of always being a responsible corporate citizen and building a more sustainable future.
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Report : Anustup Kundu