Startup company SmartE, which operates India’s largest electric vehicle fleet has extended its operations in the capital. SmartE in partnership with DMRC has launched more than 800 electric three-wheelers in Delhi/NCR.
With an aim to increase the last mile connectivity in metro stations in Delhi, Gurugram and Faridabad, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in partnership with SmartE has expanded its operations in the capital, reported Financial Express. SmartE is a startup company which operates India’s largest electric vehicle fleet.
This new service was flagged by Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, at Dwarka Sector 10 Metro station. SmartE now operates over 800+ electric three-wheelers in Delhi/NCR.
Goldie Srivastava, Co-Founder & CEO, SmartE, said, “It is a proud moment for us today as we expand our operations in the national capital of the country. It underscores our commitment to making last-mile commute easy, safe, affordable and Eco-friendly for everyone. We look forward to serving nearly 20,000 commuters daily in the first phase of the Delhi Pilot.”
As per SmartE, the company along with DMRC delivers more than 50,000 rides to commuters every day and has served over 25 million pollution-free rides in the last three years ever since its beginning. Further, the startup aims to launch 1 lakh electric vehicles by 2022.
The newly launched electric three-wheelers are made-in-India and are equipped with GPS tracking and sensors. The fares for this service is very low: Rs 10 for first 10 two kms and Rs 5 per km thereafter. The company is also working towards integrating these EV vehicles with Delhi Metro smartcards.
Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd (REIL) along with SmartE’s energy partner, Exicom Power Solutions has together set up the EV charging infrastructure for this project.