Uber India partners with electric car provider Mahindra to decrease pollution

Uber India partners Mahindra to include electric cars in its inventory to decrease pollution

Uber India and vehicle manufacturer Mahindra have inked a pilot partnership for deployment of electric vehicles, in order to reduce pollution.

As part of the deal, Mahindra's e2O Plus and the eVerito will be available from the Uber app in the cities of Delhi and Hyderabad from March 2018, according to Ndtv.

Mahindra will further aid driver education and training related to various aspects of electric vehicles, and plans to increase the production to 5,000 vehicles per month by the end of 2019. Also, both Mahindra and Uber will work alongside public and private companies to use charging ecosystems across the cities.

However both the companies emphasised the non-exclusiveness of the partnership. Mahindra has already teamed up with Uber's rival, Ola, and with the Indian government to build the country's first electric mass mobility ecosystem.

Pawan Goenka, managing director at Mahindra, said: "As the pioneers of electric vehicles in the country, we would like to be at the forefront, leading this change toward smart and sustainable mobility solutions.

"Our collaboration with Uber is an important step to help accelerate the large scale adoption of electric vehicles on shared mobility platforms, and meet the nation's vision for EVs"

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