The Bengaluru-headquartered firm currently operates a fleet of 500 EVs, which it claims is growing four times year-on-year.
Zoomcar, which rents cars by the hour, day, week and month, has Mahindra E2O Plus and Tata E Tigor available on the platform for which it charges a subscription fee per month. It is soon planning to add new Tata Nexon to its fleet of EVs.
“Electric vehicles will continue to pick up and based on the current trends we will be close to 100 per cent electric in the next 5-6 years,” said Greg Moran, Co-Founder and CEO of Zoomcar.
Currently, EVs form 5 per cent of the total number of cars available on its platform while 10-15 per cent of its user base opting for these cars. In November, Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) tied up with Zoomcar to use its EV fleet for its daily operations and maintenance work. The project will start off with the inclusion of 12 Zoomcar vehicles.
Ride hailing app Ola is also on an EV overdrive. It is working on an EV project called Ola Electric with a mission to bring 1 million electric vehicles on the road for everyday mobility, by 2021.
The Unicorn startup has internally given a three-year timeline to roll out the first set mass produced EVs as well as related infrastructure in association with original equipment manufacturers. Rival Uber too has deployed 50 M&M EVs on its platform in Hyderabad with plans to rollout these in other cities as well.
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