Ola plans to put one million electric vehicles on the road by 2021

Ola brought its first electric vehicle to the roads in Nagpur after a partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra on May 26, 2017

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Ola, one of India’s leading cab company, on Monday announced ‘Mission: Electric’. 

‘Mission Electric’ is Ola’s mission to place 10,000 E-rickshaws and Electric auto-rickshaws in its service during the upcoming year. The cab company will use ‘Mission Electric’ as a stage to expedite one million electric vehicles on the street by 2021.

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Ola will work with driver-accomplices, urban communities, vehicle makers, and battery organisations to achieve their motive. Ola has over the years earned its customers through its services and now it aims to bring cleaner and secure products to the 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.” Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Ola told BIZTECHINDIA.

Bhavish 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.”

Ola brought its first electric vehicle to the roads in Nagpur with a partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra on May 26, 2017. The initiative was inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, along with several other dignitaries present in Nagpur.

The task will consist of electric taxis, electric rickshaws, electric transports, rooftop solar installations, charging stations, and battery swapping experiments. The Electric Vehicle program in Nagpur has taught and provided Ola with experience in vehicles, batteries and activities.

Currently, the firm is in dialogue with the state government to draw a proper strategy to send electric three-wheelers.

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