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Uber to introduce 25,000 EVs in India amid clean car push By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An employee works inside the office of ride-hailing service Uber in Gurugram, previously known as Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

By Aditi Shah

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Uber Technologies (NYSE:) will introduce 25,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in India for ride-sharing over three years, its country head said on Monday, its first move to adopt clean cars.

The EVs will be bought by Uber’s fleet partners from Tata Motors (NYSE:), India’s biggest electric carmaker, Prabhjeet Singh, president, Uber India and South Asia told Reuters.

“We are going to be a big catalyst in accelerating the (EV) ecosystem,” Singh told Reuters.

India’s federal and state governments are pushing for greater electrification of shared taxis, an area currently dominated by Uber’s local rival BluSmart, an electric mobility start-up.