On 16th April 2018, Ola announced “Mission: Electric”, under which it plans 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. Building on the pioneering EV pilot by the company in Nagpur, Ola believes electrification can improve outcomes for drivers, customers, and its business model. The company will develop “Mission: Electric” as a platform to bring one million Electric Vehicles on the road by 2021. Ola will work with driver-partners, cities, vehicle manufacturers, and battery companies to make sustainable technologies cost-effective and viable in daily mobility. Ola is the market leader in app-based hailing, and intends to leverage its scale to bring cleaner, more comfortable, and safer products to market.
If its plans get back on track, Ola’s 10,000 EVs will be the biggest order yet for car-makers.
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