Uber May Be Ordered By India To Make Fleets 40% Electric By 2026 | Glenrock Gazette

Uber May Be Ordered By India To Make Fleets 40% Electric By 2026

Uber (UBER), the ride-service, and other ride-aggregators may be required by India to have fleets that have a minimum of 40% electric vehicles by 2026, reported Reuters.

Under proposed rules Uber, backed by Japan’s Softbank, would be required to have a fleet that is 2.5% electrified by 2021, 5% by 2022, and 10% by 2023 before rising to 40% by 2026, according to the report.

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Battery-powered taxis have not found favor in India, due to lengthy charging times, which idle drivers. However, India, an oil-importing nation, is keen to promote battery cars to cut import costs and bring cleaner air to cities, while meeting international accords regarding CO2 emissions.

At a recent meeting of national Indian ministries, a recommendation was made that all new cars sold for commercial use must be electric from April 2026, a change that would also apply to Uber and other taxi and delivery services.