Uber and Mahindra collaborate for electric vehicles

Uber Technologies Inc. and Mahindra & Mahindra Limited are collaborating for electric vehicles in India. The two companies said on Friday it would set up an electric car on the Uber service platform as the Indian government is pushing for new vehicles to use green power by 2030.

Uber will deploy hundreds of electric vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad in March 2018 and will consider developing similar projects to other cities across India. Uber said the project requires the involvement of stakeholders.

Tinuku Uber and Mahindra collaborate for electric vehicles

Ola supported by the SoftBank Group earlier this year has launched a pilot for electric cars in Nagpur and is planning a massive launch in 2018. India is working on a new policy for electric vehicles and has been determined to use clean technology vehicles on public transport.

"Our partnership with Uber is the next important step to help accelerate the adoption of large-scale electric vehicles on mobility platforms and meet the vision for EVs," Mahindra managing director Pawan Goenka said.

Uber will initially subsidize the cost of electric cars for drivers and Mahindra will provide financial, insurance and after-sales services. The two companies will also work with public and private companies to set up a battery charging station in Hyderabad.