19 April, 2018
As three-wheeler cycle rickshaws and auto-rickshaws are a common transport mode in cities and towns across the country, the company said their electric version would improve outcomes for drivers and commuters alike.
Ola had launched its first electric vehicle pilot on May 26, that included electric cabs, electric auto rickshaws, electric buses, rooftop solar installations, charging stations, and battery swapping experiments.
The statement reads, "Recently, the issue of charging of batteries of electric vehicles has been deliberated at various forums as to whether or not charging stations would be required to obtain a license under the Act. The charging of battery essentially involves utilisation of electrical energy for its conversion to chemical energy, which gets stored in the battery".
As part of a bigger electrification plan, Ola intends to make sustainable technological solutions that are cost-effective and practical for daily commute, so as to bring cleaner, more comfortable, and safer products to market. Building on the pioneering electric vehicles (EVs) pilot by the company in Nagpur, Ola believes electrification can improve outcomes for drivers, customers, and its business model.
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In Nagpur, Ola's electric vehicle project was inaugurated by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and Nitin Gadkari, Honourable Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping.
The company plans to create an existing trial program in Nagpur, where Ola's first EVs have already clocked more than 4 million kilometers (km). "We are in active conversation with several state and municipal governments, deployment of electric vehicles requires the support of like-minded partners", said an Ola spokesperson, declining to comment on the specific states. As of now, Ola leads the app-based hailing market.
While Ola said it will further expand its EV fleet to three other Indian cities, it has not disclosed the names yet. It is also talking to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners and electric vehicle innovators globally to bring vehicles on the road in a planned and phased manner.
Aggarwal added the programme in Nagpur allowed Ola to obtain insights on managing vehicles, batteries, and operations.
The company has urged state governments to draft an environment policy for deploying electric vehicles, including three-wheelers for mobility.