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Uber says unfeasible EV mandates risk finishing off bike taxi sector

As Delhi govt mulls regulatory framework that will likely allow only EVs to function as bike taxis, Uber urged to initiate an industry dialogue so that one can arrive at joint path to electrification

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Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
As the Delhi government contemplates a regulatory framework that will likely allow only electric vehicles (EV) to function as bike taxis, ride-hailing giant Uber said the time is right for deeper industry dialogue. Uber said that steep and infeasible EV mandates risk finishing off the sector and there is a need to help shared mobility drivers make a fair and equitable transition.

“The impact of such a decision on the livelihoods and mobility needs of millions of Delhiites is clear. Transition, after all, is possible only if the businesses are still running,” said Shiva Shailendran, Director, Uber, in a company

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First Published: Feb 24 2023 | 9:27 PM IST

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