Uber has signed an MoU with Tata Motors that will add 25,000 EVs to its premium category service in India.

The ride-hailing company confirmed that Tata would begin delivering the XPRES-T EVs to its fleet partners from February 2023 in a phased manner. Together, both companies are aiming to support the electrification of Uber’s services across a variety of cities in the country – including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad.

While supporting the expansion of EVs on its mobility platform on India, the partnership works to further accelerate the achievement of Uber’s global zero-emissions global. Here the company is aiming for all rides taken on public transport, or with micro-mobility, to take place in zero-emission vehicles by 2040.

The XPRES-T EV at the center of the partnership is offered in two range options – 195 miles (315 kilometers) and 172 miles (277 kilometers), with the long-range model completing a 0 – 80% recharge in 59 minutes and its counterpart taking 110 minutes. Both models support fast charging as well as AC charging from a 15-A plug point.