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Uber to Test Chinese EVs in Chicago

March 16, 2015

Uber Inc has announced making a deal with Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd to test a fleet of electric cars for its drivers, according to a Reuters report.

The test program kicked off a few weeks ago in Chicago and could eventually expand to other cities, according to the report.

The electric car is part of Uber's program to help drivers buy or lease new or used cars. The BYD e6 vehicles are available through Green Wheels USA, a Chicago car dealership that focuses on electric and hybrid cars and also builds EV charging stations, according to the report.

About 25 BYD vehicles are currently being used by Uber drivers in Chicago, according to the report.

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