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Uber has partnered with services provider Sun Mobility to deploy three-wheeled electric autos on its platform in India.
Chetan Maini, co-founder of Sun Mobility says: “Our mission is to give users a cost-effective and convenient energy infrastructure solution to accelerate the adoption of EVs (electric vehicles).’’
Sun Mobility will offer its energy infrastructure platform, which includes swappable smart batteries and quick interchange stations to select OEMs for building e-autos.
Uber says this service will allow its driver partners and fleet owners to save money on initial acquisition costs.
Additionally, the swappable batteries are expected to bring the overall cost of e-autos in line with compressed natural gas, petrol and diesel vehicles.
The partners are now in the process of shortlisting which cities to launch the service.