Uber, Sun Mobility tie up to offer electric three-wheelers in India

Ride hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and Bengaluru-based start-up Sun Mobility said on Wednesday they will partner to offer commuters in India electric auto-rickshaws in the coming months, amid a push by policymakers to encourage the use of cleaner fuels.

Uber already allows riders in India to book the ubiquitous three-wheeled vehicles dubbed “auto-rickshaws” or “autos”.

Sun Mobility, led by Chetan Maini, who pioneered electric cars in India with the Reva, and Uday Khemka, vice-chairman of the Sun Group, will offer charged swappable batteries as a service to fleet owners and Uber’s driver partners, under the partnership.