Ola takes India electric
Indian ride-hailing outfit Ola has rolled out its Mission: Electric initiative which aims to put 10,000 e-rickshaws and electric auto-rickshaws on the road within 12 months. The company also has a target of sloting 1m EVs in its fleet by 2021.
Ola says it will work with driver-partners, municipalities, vehicle manufacturers and battery makers to deliver cost-effective sustainable technologies under the Mission: Electric umbrella.
The company launched India’s first multi-modal electric pilot in Nagpur last year and vehicles there have now notched up more than 4m electric kilometres. The project comprises electric cabs, electric auto rickshaws, electric buses, rooftop solar installations, charging stations and battery swapping sites.
“Three wheelers are a vital means of transportation and a source of livelihood for millions of people every day,” says said Bhavish Aggarwal, Ola CEO. “It also represents an immediate opportunity to improve outcomes for all stakeholders while reducing pollution across towns and cities.”