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Uber launches Uber Green electric cabs in Kolkata; Check details

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Sumit Vishwakarma
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Uber launches Uber Green electric cabs in West Bengal's Kolkata

US-based ride-hailing giant Uber has launched its electric vehicle (EV) service, Uber Green, in West Bengal's Kolkata, marking a significant step towards eco-friendly transportation in the city. 

The global flagship service allows residents to book electric rides through the Uber app, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional vehicles.

Uber Green is available for rides throughout Kolkata, including trips to and from the Kolkata International Airport.

Aligning with efforts to improve air quality

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The introduction of Uber Green in Kolkata aligns with ongoing efforts to improve the city's air quality and reduce carbon emissions.

"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," said Snehasis Chakraborty, Minister-in-charge of Transport, Government of West Bengal.

"This initiative resonates well with our ongoing efforts for a greener tomorrow and promotes a sustainable transportation system for a better future," Chakraborty added.

Aiming to become a zero-emissions mobility platform

Uber aims to become a zero-emissions mobility platform by 2030 in Europe and North America and globally by 2040.

The Science Based Targets Initiative has approved Uber’s near and long-term emissions reduction targets, making Uber one of the first 30 US-based companies to achieve this milestone.

"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," said Prabhjeet Singh, Uber India and South Asia President.

How can users book an Uber Green trip?

Booking an Uber Green trip is straightforward. Here are the steps:

1. Open the Uber app and enter your destination in the ‘where to’ box.

2. Select Uber Green at the bottom of the screen.

3. Review the booking details, including the price for the trip, and tap Confirm Green.

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