Fact Check: Did BEST Launched A New Electric Cab Service In Mumbai?

News Claim: A picture going viral on social media is being claimed of a red coloured car with the BEST logo. There is also a person standing next to the car. Users are claiming that BEST has introduced a new electric taxi for the ease of passengers. 

Viral message on WhatsApp today & other Social Media claims:

Clarification: Regarding viral photo in the circulation of an electric cab showing it as BEST vehicle

News Verification: In our investigation at Ayupp News we found that there is no such news. Infect the company clarified claiming this to be fake news.

We continued our search on social media and found the Twitter handle of Best Bus Transport @myBESTBus.

A press note in Marathi was shared by Best Bus Transport. The caption reads: Explanation: The electric cab photo going viral is not a BEST vehicle #fakenews #bestupdates


The press note in Marathi read, "A picture is being shared widely on social media platforms, where a man is seen standing near a car, saying it is the best electric taxi service.

This has created confusion among people including commuters, journalists and Mumbaikars. Therefore, we clarify that no such step is being taken. Nor do we want to introduce such service in future. Don't trust viral claims on social media platforms 

News verdict: BEST has not started an electric taxi service in Mumbai. The viral claim is fake.

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Ashwin Roy is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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