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Ola launches "Mission: Electric" to put 10,000 EVs on the road in next 12 months

 Apr 16, 2018

Ola, one of the world's largest ride-hailing companies, today 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.

Ola will develop "Mission: Electric" as a platform to bring one million Electric Vehicles on the road by 2021, the company said in a statement.

Ola will work with driver-partners, cities, vehicle manufacturers, and battery companies to make sustainable technologies cost-effective and viable in daily mobility. It is the market leader in app-based hailing, and intends to leverage its scale to bring cleaner, more comfortable, and safer products to market.

The company is also talking to OEM partners and EV innovators globally to bring vehicles on the road in a planned and phased manner. With the addition of 10,000 vehicles across three cities this year, Ola is quickly set to become one of the largest EV fleet operators in the world.

“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.'

Ola launched its first electric vehicle project in Nagpur on 26th May, 2017. The project includes electric cabs, electric auto rickshaws, electric buses, rooftop solar installations, charging stations, and battery swapping experiments. (UNI)



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