Ola, one of the world’s
largest ride-hailing companies, has announced an ambitious plan to place 10,000
E-rickshaws and Electric auto-rickshaws in its service in the next 12 months.
The company announced "Mission: Electric", with a commitment to place
10,000 E-rickshaws and Electric auto-rickshaws in its service in the next 12
months. From cycle rickshaws to
‘shuttles’ and last-mile transport, three-wheelers continue to be a dominant
form of daily transit for many people across the nation.
Building on the pioneering EV
pilot by the company in Nagpur, Ola believes electrification can improve
outcomes for drivers, customers, and its business model. The company will
develop "Mission: Electric" as a platform to bring one million
Electric Vehicles on the road by 2021.
Ola will work with driver-partners, cities, vehicle manufacturers, and
battery companies to make sustainable technologies cost-effective and viable in
daily mobility. Ola is the market leader
in app-based hailing, and intends to leverage its scale to bring cleaner, more
comfortable, and safer products to market.
“Three wheelers are a vital
means of transportation and a source of livelihood for millions of people every
day. It also represents an immediate opportunity to improve outcomes for all
stakeholders while reducing pollution across towns and cities.” said Bhavish
Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Ola.
He added, “Less than a year
ago, we launched India’s first multi-modal electric pilot in Nagpur. After more than 4 million electric kilometres
travelled and many lessons learned, we are significantly expanding our
commitment to electrify mobility in India.
Ola leads by example, and we look forward to working with state
governments and other partners to introduce accessible, affordable, and sustainable
mobility solutions at scale.”
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