Uber has urged the Delhi Government to Arrive at a Solution for the Bike Taxi Ban

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Uber has urged the Delhi government to initiate an industry dialogue and arrive at a solution for the bike taxi ban and the electrification goals for two-wheeler ride-hailing aggregators. The statement comes days after the Delhi government banned bike taxis, stating that operating private vehicles for commercial purposes violated the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988. The state government also warned of heavy fines if bike taxi aggregators were found to be operating despite the ban.

Uber said it is ready to commit to the same phased electrification mandates including full fleet electrification timelines as suggested for delivery companies. “Sustainability is a shared goal and no one can get there on their own. While we look for bold, ambitious ways to reach the zero emissions target, we need to find every way possible to help shared mobility drivers make a fair and equitable transition,” Shiva Shailendran, Director – Operations, Uber India and South Asia, said in a blogpost.

Uber also highlighted the differences in electrification targets under the draft aggregator policy, which has set a deadline of April 1, 2030, for two-wheeler fleets operating in the ecommerce sector to completely move to EVs. “Different electrification mandates for ridesharing and delivery sectors, not only lead to inequitable sharing of responsibility but seriously disadvantage the entire industry,” said Shailendran in the blog post.

Calling for the same treatment for two-wheeler ridesharing apps as for delivery and services, Uber said that the electrification timelines for conversion of the fleet should be the same across sectors. “Uber is ready to commit to the same phased electrification mandates including full fleet electrification timelines as suggested for delivery companies,” it added.

Shailendran asserted that two-wheeler ridesharing apps should be seen at parity with others like delivery and services. “The number of delivery rides far surpasses the two-wheeler mobility rides for commuters but they are being given a more practical timeframe for electrification of their fleet,” the blogpost said. Given the economics around EV versus petrol bikes, tech platforms need to invest heavily to keep driver earnings on EV bikes at parity with petrol bikes, irrespective of delivery or ridesharing.

Uber has  prompted the Delhi government to initiate an assiduity dialogue and arrive at a  result for the bike  hack ban and the electrification  pretensions for two- wheeler lift- hailing aggregators.   The statement comes days after the Delhi government banned bike  hacks, stating that operating private vehicles for  marketable purposes violated the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988. The state government also advised of heavy  forfeitures if bike  hack aggregators were  set up to be operating despite the ban.  Uber said it’s ready to commit to the same phased electrification  authorizations including full  line electrification timelines as suggested for delivery companies.” Sustainability is a participated  thing and no bone can get there on their own.

While we look for bold, ambitious ways to reach the zero emigrations target, we need to find every way possible to help participated mobility  motorists make a fair and  indifferent transition,” Shiva Shailendran, Director – Operations, Uber India and South Asia, said in a blogpost.  Uber also  stressed the differences in electrification targets under the draft aggregator policy, which has set a deadline of April 1, 2030, for two- wheeler  lines operating in the ecommerce sector to  fully move to EVs.   “ Different electrification  authorizations for ridesharing and delivery sectors, not only lead to inequitable sharing of responsibility but seriously disadvantage the entire assiduity, ” said Shailendran in the blog post.  

Calling for the same treatment for two- wheeler ridesharing apps as for delivery and services, Uber said that the electrification timelines for conversion of the  line should be the same across sectors.   “ Uber is ready to commit to the same phased electrification  authorizations including full  line electrification timelines as suggested for delivery companies, ” it added.  Shailendran asserted that two- wheeler ridesharing apps should be seen at  equality with others like delivery and services.” The number of delivery rides far surpasses the two- wheeler mobility rides for commuters but they’re being given a more practical timeframe for electrification of their  line,” the blogpost said.   Given the economics around EV versus petrol bikes, tech platforms need to invest heavily to keep  motorist earnings on EV bikes at  equality with petrol bikes, irrespective of delivery or ridesharing.