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Uber Partners With DMRC For Kiosks in 50 Stations

"By making it easy to travel to and from metro stations, we can alleviate the need for parking and make first and last mile connectivity more seamless," Kannan added

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Uber partners with DMRC for kiosks in 50 stations by H1 2019. VOA

Ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday said it entered into the second-phase of its partnership with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to set up kiosks in 50 more metro stations by the first half of 2019.

The first phase of the partnership between Uber and DMRC, which is aimed at improving first-mile/last-mile connectivity for the riders, kicked off recently where kiosks were set up at Sikanderpur, Dwarka Sec-21 and Rajiv Chowk metro stations.

As part of this partnership, Uber will set up kiosks across designated metro stations to facilitate riders to book an Uber ride even without the mobile app.

Uber said it would also place signages at selected locations in the stations and have an ear-marked area for Driver-Partners that will help create a dedicated pick-up area.

“DMRC has always kept the interest of its commuters at the centre of its functioning. Our agenda is to make mobility seamless by providing access to feeder transportation and to help our passengers reach their ultimate destinations,” Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC, said in a statement.

This is Uber’s third initiative in 2018 to facilitate easy commute options to metro riders.

“With this collaborative partnership with cab aggregators like Uber and Ola, we are looking forward to encouraging more and more people to use the Metro and have ease of access for the last mile connectivity,” Singh added.

This is Uber’s third initiative in 2018 to facilitate easy commute options to metro riders. The previous two partnerships were with Hyderabad Rail Metro Limited and Kochi Rail Metro Corporation.

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“At Uber, we have always believed that complementing public transit infrastructure with Uber’s convenient and reliable rides can make cities more accessible and sustainable,” said Madhu Kannan, Chief Business Officer, Asia Pacific, Uber.

“By making it easy to travel to and from metro stations, we can alleviate the need for parking and make first and last mile connectivity more seamless,” Kannan added. (IANS)

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Uber Announces Partnership with SUN Mobility to Deploy E-Autos in India

As part of the alliance, SUN Mobility will offer its unique energy infrastructure platform, which includes swappable smart batteries

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This partnership will be piloted across select cities in the coming months, Uber said. Pixabay

Ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday announced a partnership with SUN Mobility to deploy e-autos in India.

This partnership will be piloted across select cities in the coming months, Uber said.

As part of the alliance, SUN Mobility will offer its unique energy infrastructure platform, which includes swappable smart batteries and quick interchange stations to select original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for building e-autos.

Fleet owners and Uber’s driver partners will benefit because they can buy vehicles without the battery to save money on initial acquisition costs.

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Ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday announced a partnership with SUN Mobility to deploy e-autos in India. Flickr

They will receive charged, swappable batteries as a service by SUN Mobility, thereby helping bring the overall cost of e-autos in line with their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterpart.

“We are delighted to partner with SUN Mobility, an industry pioneer to try to usher in a wave of electric vehicles in the mass market category,” Pradeep Parameswaran, President Uber, India and South Asia, said in a statement.

“This is an important step forward in fulfilling our vision for creating a mobility ecosystem that is sustainable, provides cleaner air and helps build smarter cities across the region,” Parameswaran said.

SUN Mobility is a 50:50 joint venture between Maini Group and SUN Group, pioneers in areas of electric mobility and clean energy.

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The company was launched in April 2017 and is led by Chetan Maini, previously founder of Reva which was renamed Mahindra Electric, and Uday Khemka, Vice Chairman of SUN Group.

“Our mission is to give users a cost-effective and convenient energy infrastructure solution to accelerate the adoption of Evs,” said Maini, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of SUN Mobility.

“Partnering with Uber, the leading global player in personal mobility, will help create a wide EV landscape at scale, that will transform the way people commute,” Maini said. (IANS)