The Bengaluru-based firm is aiming to get a million electric automobiles on its platform by 2021 to enhance the electric car ecosystem.
SoftBank-backed cab aggregator Ola right now stated it plans to add 10,000 electric automobiles, a majority being e-rickshaws, to its platform over the subsequent 12 months as a part of its ‘Mission Electric’ programme. The Bengaluru-based firm is aiming to get a million electric automobiles on its platform by 2021 to enhance the electric car ecosystem within the nation.
“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,” Ola co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal stated.
In May final year, Ola had launched its first electric car mission in Nagpur. The mission consists of electric cabs, electric auto rickshaws, electric buses, rooftop photo voltaic installations, charging stations, and battery swapping experiments.
“After more than 4 million ‘electric’ kilometres travelled and many lessons learned, we are significantly expanding our commitment to electrify mobility in India,” Aggarwal stated.
He added that the corporate is working with state governments and different companions to introduce accessible, reasonably priced, and sustainable mobility options at scale. The firm stated it’s going to additional increase its EV fleet to three different Indian cities however didn’t disclose the names.
Ola stated the EV programme in Nagpur offered vital insights into successfully managing automobiles, batteries, and operations and the corporate plans to proceed its experimentation with methods to optimise batteries and charging “to develop a strong business model for EV deployment in the country.”
The firm stated it’s in dialogue with “several state governments to create an appropriate policy environment to deploy electric three-wheelers.” It can be speaking to OEM companions and EV innovators globally to deliver automobiles on the highway in a deliberate and phased method, the assertion added.