Uber Green Arrives in Kolkata

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Uber today announced the launch of its global flagship electric
vehicle service, Uber Green in Kolkata, allowing residents of the city to book eco-friendly
rides with just a few taps on their app. Accelerating electrification for mobility in India, Uber
now offers on-demand electric vehicle (EV) rides with Uber Green across four cities, allowing
riders to enjoy eco-friendly transportation options with a simple tap on the app.
Uber Green will be available for passengers requesting a green ride across the city,
including rides to and from the Kolkata International Airport. This new service provides
riders sustainable transportation options, empowering them to make environmentally
conscious travel choices.
Shri Snehasis Chakraborty, Hon’ble Minister-in-charge of Transport, Government
of West Bengal, said, “Enhancing the air quality in Kolkata is a shared duty we all must
embrace. I commend Uber for introducing ‘Uber Green’ in Kolkata, a significant step
towards reducing carbon emissions in our city. This initiative resonates well with our
ongoing efforts for a greener tomorrow and promotes a sustainable transportation system
for a better future.”
Commenting on the launch, Uber India and South Asia President, Prabhjeet Singh,
said, “At Uber, our commitment to electrification is resolute. We are thrilled to bring Uber
Green to Kolkata, expanding the availability of our flagship EV product. Just like in other
cities, where passengers are already embracing zero-emission rides, this expansion in
Kolkata underscores our dedication to providing convenient and green transportation
options. As we continue to expand to more cities, it reflects our unwavering commitment to
making electric vehicle rides accessible to more and more Indians.”
Uber has committed to become a zero-emissions mobility platform by 2030 in Europe and
North America, and globally by 2040. EV drivers on Uber are going electric 5X faster than
the general public and in turn, delivering up to 4X the emissions benefits compared to
regular motorists, highlighting the potential for the ridesharing industry to accelerate the
transition to electrification. The Science Based Targets Initiative has also approved Uber’s
near and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets, making us one of the first 30
US-based companies to have such targets approved.

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