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Uber releases Green Index on World Environment Day

Uber releases Green Index on World Environment Day

Kolkata, Jun 5 (UNI) Uber, the ridesharing app that is redefining urban mobility across the globe, has released a Green Index on the occasion of World Environment Day.
The launch of uberPOOL in the city helped save 279,000 lt of fuel and 5,948,000 km travelled, there by curbing 658,000 kg CO2 emissions in the city.
Mr Pradeep Parameswaran, Head, Central Operation, Uber India said, “ Using public transportation and ridesharing is a responsible way to combat traffic congestion and rising pollution levels in the city. '
' With the launch of uberPOOL Kolkata, our goal was to get more people in fewer cars at the tap of a button. We are thrilled that in just a year since launch, over 15% of the total Uber trips in the city were on uberPOOL, with riders in Park Street, Bara Bazaar, Ballygunge and Sector V clocking the highest number of trips, ' he added.
' As responsible corporate citizens, we are tirelessly working towards a future where every journey is a shared one and are aim to aim to significantly increase the adoption of uberPOOL in the city, ” he stated.
'According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the average occupancy of a car is just 28 per cent. That is, while a car can carry four people, it only carries 1.15 persons. With an aim to make every ride a shared one and increase the adoption of public transportation through first and last mile connectivity, Uber aims to significantly reduce carbon footprint in India, ' he informed.
Uber introduced its most innovative product - uberPOOL in India last year.
Launched first in Bengaluru in September 2015, the seamless, reliable and convenient experience of ridesharing accelerated the adoption of uberPOOL in six more cities across the country - Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and most recently Pune, he said. UNI SJC KK


Maruti’s new Dzire crosses 1 lakh sales mark in 5 and half month

Mumbai, Oct 17(UNI)Auto Major,Maruti Suzuki’s all-new Dzire has achieved the fastest 1-lakh sales mark, a distinctive feat in the Indian automobile industry.


Ford's China sales stuck in first gear as rivals overtake

BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) Ford Motor Co saw its China vehicle sales make the barest of increases in September, extending a tough run in the world's largest auto market even as global rivals have logged robust gains.


Toyota seeking to halve Japan car models as domestic market shrinks

TOKYO, Oct 12 (Reuters) Toyota Motor Corp is aiming to halve the number of car models it sells at home by 2025, a person briefed on the matter said - the second time this month that a Japanese automaker has emerged with plans to sharply scale back in a shrinking domestic market.


Volvo launches 1st locally-assembled 'XC90' from its plant in Bengaluru

Mumbai, Oct 11 (UNI) Volvo Cars, the Swedish luxury car maker, has rolled out its first assembled car from its plant in Bengaluru.


Volkswagen launches all New Passat starting at Rs 29.99 lakhs

New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announces the launch of the much awaited luxury sedan Volkswagen Passat at a starting price of Rs 29.


Passenger vehicle sales up by 11pc in domestic market in Sept 2017

New Delhi, Oct 9 (UNI) The Domestic passenger vehicle sales growth has been recorded up by 11 per cent to 3,09,955 units in September from 2,78,428 in the same month last year.

Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs

Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs

TOKYO, Mar 27 (Reuters) After three decades building an airplane from scratch, Michimasa Fujino, 56, chief engineer of the Hondajet, might have to reach a ripe old age to see Honda Motor Co's pet aviation project recoup its development costs.

Escorts unveils country’s first electric tractor concept, Launches Hydrostatic tractor

Escorts unveils country’s first electric tractor concept, Launches Hydrostatic tractor

New Delhi, Sep 6 (UNI) Escorts Ltd, India’s leading engineering conglomerate today launched India’s first Electric & Hydrostatic concept tractor and an expanded global portfolio of tractors for the export and domestic market in 22HP to 90 HP range under flagship brands Farmtrac and Powertrac compliant with tier 4 emission norms of Europe and America amidst 43 International distributors.