Tata Motors has signed an MoU with Uber to bring 25,000 XPRES–T EVs into its premium ride-hailing service
Tata Motors has today announced that it has penned down a deal with Uber to bring 25,000 XPRES–T EVs to the ride-hailing service. The electric version of the Tigor sedan will join Uber’s services across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. The deliveries will commence in a phased manner beginning this month.
The new announcement represents the largest EV partnership yet between a car manufacturer and a ridesharing platform in the country. Uber believes it “will supercharge the transition to zero emissions” on the platform as it works towards building a sustainable future. Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia said,
“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”. Speaking at the MoU signing, Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, 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.”
The Mumbai-based carmaker is currently the best-selling passenger electric brand courtesy of the Nexon EV and Tigor EV. Only a few months ago, Tata introduce the entry-level Tiago EV in India. The company has successfully rolled out more than 50,000 zero-emission vehicles from its plant to date in the personal and fleet segments.
Uber is committed to 100 per cent of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micro-mobility by 2040. In July 2021, Tata launched the ‘XPRES’ brand for fleet customers and the XPRES-T electric sedan comes with two battery pack choices having a claimed driving range of 315 km and 277 km on a single charge.
It uses a 26 kWh high energy density battery and a slightly smaller 25.5 kWh Li-ion battery pack. The former does zero to 80 per cent in just 59 minutes while the latter does it in 110 minutes, utilising a DC fast charger. It can also be replenished through a 15 A plug point. It is equipped with a single-speed automatic transmission, blue accents in the cabin, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, automatic climate control, etc.