Uber launches 500 e-rickshaws in Greater Kolkata
Cab aggregator Uber on Thursday announced that it will deploy 500 e-rickshaws, the first three-wheeler micro mobility product on its platform, in Greater Kolkata.
Riders from Howrah, Barasat, Madhyamgram, Rajarhat and Salt Lake will be able to book the e-rickshaws on the Uber app from Thursday, a statement said. In the first month, 100 e-rickshaws will be available and the rest will be done in phases.
Earlier this month, Uber deployed 100 e-rickshaws in Delhi, and it had partnered with Yulu to launch a pilot offering riders smart and affordable micromobility options in Bengaluru in 2019.
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The launch is in line with Uber's recently announced global commitment to make all rides on its platform 100 per cent emission-free by 2040 through zero-emission vehicles and the integration of public transport and micromobility.