Ola’s e-rickshaws to start running in Pune soon

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Ola spokesperson said that they will start soon and they are in talk with the State government regarding this.

Pune: Aggregated app-based cab service Ola is planning to start e-rickshaw service in the city very soon. The company has announced ‘Mission: Electric’ on Monday with a commitment to place 10,000 e-rickshaws and electric autorickshaws 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. Ola will work with driver-partners, cities, vehicle manufacturers, and battery companies to make sustainable technologies cost-effective and viable in daily mobility.  “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 learnt, 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.” The Ola spokesperson said that they will start soon and they are in talk with the State government regarding this.

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