The development comes at a time when the government is trying to boost the adoption of electric vehicles to lower oil imports and curb air pollution.
Ride-hailing business Uber Technologies Inc and Bangalore -based start-up Sun Mobility said on that they wish to partner to offer Indian drivers electric auto-rickshaws in the upcoming months, between a push by policymakers to promote the use of more honest fuels. Uber already permits riders in to book the universal three-wheeled “auto-rickshaws” or “autos”. Sun Mobility, directed by Chetan Maini, who founded electric cars in India with the Reva, and Uday Khemka, vice-chairman of the Sun Group, will offer charged swappable batteries as a set to fleet owners and Uber’s driver-partners, below the partnership.
The improvement comes at a time when the government is trying to promote the adoption of electric vehicles to reduce oil imports and curb air pollution. Reuters had declared last month that India plans to request taxi aggregators like Uber, and local rival Ola to convert 40% of their fleet of cars to electric by April 2026. Uber did not divulge details on the number of electric rickshaws that would be deployed or the cities it would target.