Tata companies and Uber Technologies have partnered to offer driver partners new services on the Uber platform. Under the partnership, owners and drivers will be able to buy cars such as Indica and Indigo from Tata Motors on flexible and customised financing solutions from Tata Capital Financial Services and Tata Motors Finance besides getting insurance from Tata AIG.
In addition, Tata Business Support Services will provide operational support for drivers willing to use this new vehicle solutions programme. The pan-India initiative has first been rolled out in Hyderabad. The companies are eyeing an addition of over 20,000 driver partners through this initiative and start their own business on the Uber platform.
Uber, which is planning expansion to 50 cities by the end of this year, from 27 cities, is looking at more partnerships in the country. “We prefer local partnerships who can provide great services to us,” Eric Alexander, head of business, Uber Asia, said. He did not say anything on surge pricing or rolling back incentives to driver partners.