Uber collaborates with Sun Mobility to deploy electric autos in India

Uber Technologies, an on-demand cab service provider platform will, now, work collectively with Sun Mobility after both the companies join hands to deploy electric autos in India.

The collaboration will enable Sun Mobility to offer its energy infrastructure platform, which includes swappable smart batteries and quick interchange stations to select original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for building electric autos.

The availability of swappable lithium-ion batteries will reduce the overall cost of ownership of such eco-friendly vehicles as batteries constitute almost 40% of the overall cost of an electric vehicle.

While, the motive behind the partnership aims that the fleet owners and Uber’s driver partners will benefit because they can buy vehicles without the battery to save money on initial acquisition costs.

They will receive charged, swappable batteries as a service by SUN Mobility, thereby helping bring the overall cost of E-Autos in line with their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterpart.

Chetan Maini, cofounder and vice chairman of SUN Mobility said, “Partnering with Uber, the leading global player in personal mobility, will help create a wide EV landscape at scale, that will transform the way people commute.”

Uber is an American multinational transportation network company which is based-out of San Francisco. It offers services that include peer-to-peer ride sharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system.

Whereas, Sun Mobility was developed by Chetan Maini in 2017. The company is working with STUs, fleet operators, shared mobility providers, and automotive OEMs across all platforms including 2/3 wheelers, cars and buses to challenge the status quo of EVs with an economical, scalable and smarter solution forward.

Sun Mobility and Uber said that they will aim to address the gap between policy and implementation for catering to the country’s growing need for cleaner and more sustainable public transport solutions.
Therefore, the synergic development happened weeks after government-controlled NITI Aayog proposed that only electric vehicles should be sold in India by 2030.
Besides, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport And Highways, said that

said that India has 3.97 Lakh registered electric/battery operated vehicles as of July 9.

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