Gautam Adani Hints At Future Collaborations With Uber After Chat With CEO

Adani called Dara Khosrowshahi's vision for Uber's expansion in India 'truly inspiring'.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Gautam Adani with Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi. (Source: X account of Gautam Adani.)</p></div>
Gautam Adani with Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi. (Source: X account of Gautam Adani.)

Indian billionaire and industrialist Gautam Adani hinted at future collaborations with Uber on Saturday, following his meeting with the ride hailing app's Chief Executive Officer, Dara Khosrowshahi.

In a post on X, the Adani Group Chairman said he had a "captivating chat" with Khosrowshahi, who is on a visit to India. The Uber CEO's "vision for Uber's expansion in India is truly inspiring, especially his commitment to uplifting Indian drivers and their dignity", Adani said.

In response, Khosrowshahi tweeted that he had an "absolutely terrific conversation... over delicious breakfast about India's phenomenal growth and rising entrepreneurship." He added that Uber would be looking to take its partnership with the Adani Group to the next level.

The meeting came as India's green and renewable energy sector is growing rapidly, setting the stage for the growth in adoption of electric vehicles.

The Adani Group has committed to invest an estimated $100 billion into India’s green energy transition over the next 10 years, with plans to scale up to 10 GW of solar manufacturing capacity by 2027.

“India is on the cusp of becoming a global leader in renewable energy and Adani Green Energy is in the vanguard of this revolution,” he said last December.

Adani Green Energy in December announced that the promoters of the company will infuse Rs 9,350 crore into it through preferential issuance of warrants at a price of Rs 1,480.75 per share.

"This investment by the Adani family underscores our commitment not only to making our nation’s clean energy dream a reality but also to an equitable energy transition where we phase down traditional power sources while simultaneously phasing up green, affordable alternatives to fuel our accelerating growth and development plans,” said Gautam Adani.

Meanwhile, Uber is is in the process of replacing its fleet with electric vehicles across the globe, including in India. Earlier this month, the ride-hailing platform said its eco-friendly, global EV service, called Uber Green, is now available in Delhi.

On Thursday, Uber signed a deal with government-backed Open Network for Digital Commerce to explore an integration with the network to expand the range of mobility offerings on the Uber app.

Khosrowshahi, during his visit to India, also met with Union Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi and discussed initiatives to enable sustainable and digitally-enabled transportation.

Besides, he met Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Friday. The minister said it was encouraging to hear Khosrowshahi's optimism on doing business in India, in a post on X.

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