India Global Forum & Uber host e-mobility boardroom in Hyderabad
India Global Forum, in partnership with Uber, today hosted an e-mobility boardroom at Uber’s Hyderabad tech center. Industry leaders and experts deliberated on the practical considerations of India’s target for 30 per cent of all vehicles sales to be electric by 2030.
Hyderabad, February 6, 2023: India Global Forum, in partnership with Uber, today hosted an e-mobility boardroom at Uber’s Hyderabad tech center. Industry leaders and experts deliberated on the practical considerations of India’s target for 30 per cent of all vehicles sales to be electric by 2030.
Minister for Industries, IT and Urban Development, K.T. Rama Rao delivered the keynote address and emphasized the need for collaboration between the government and industry. He was joined by Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IT and industries; Sunil Sharma, Special Chief Secretary, Power and Energy; and K.S. Sreenivasa Raju, Secretary, Transport, on this special occasion.
During his address, Minister for Industries, IT and Urban Development, K.T. Rama Rao, said, “The need for collaboration at multiple levels including between government and the industry can not be overstated to make electric mobility a success story in India. I am pleased to see the industry initiative led by Uber to bring the decision makers across leading mobility companies to deliberate on the challenges and the opportunities to forge a path forward. The industry can rest assured that the Government of Telangana will play an enabling role by removing barriers to hasten the EV transition in the state."
The boardroom discussion comprised industry stalwarts and experts who are shaping the future of India’s e-mobility journey. Some of the participants included Kamal Bali, President and Managing Director, Volvo India; Vivekananda Hallekere, Founder & CEO, Bounce Infinity; Srikanth Reddy, CEO & Founder, Hala Mobility; Pratik Gupta, Founder, Strom Motors; and, Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric, among others.
Commenting on the occasion, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India & South Asia, said, “We, at Uber, believe that apart from electrification, shared, multi-modal and inclusive transportation holds the key to a sustainable future. We’re committed to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micromobility. As part of this global commitment, we have committed $800 million in resources to help hundreds of thousands of drivers transition to EVs by 2025. We believe no one can do this alone and the government, fleet partners, OEMs, and charging infra providers will need to come together to build a greener future for India.”