EV100 is a global initiative bringing together forward looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the new normal by 2030. Shuttl and BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) have become the latest Indian business giants to join The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative.
Shuttl is a bus aggregating platform offering shuttle bus service to its commuters in cities like Noida and Gurgaon. Deepanshu Malviya and Amit Singh started the service in April 2017. It is also an award-winning new age smart transportation service that gets you to work.
“Shuttl is pioneering urban mobility space by offering ridesharing in buses. Buses are the most efficient way to move people within cities – efficient with respect to emissions as well as surface area on the road. Shuttl has succeeded in moving people away from cars as it provides assured seats in AC buses and thereby reduces congestion & pollution in our cities. EVs are the future of mobility and Shuttl is keen to play a key role in adoption of electric buses in India which will help further reduce emissions.”Amit Singh, Founder, Shuttl India, said.
Shuttl will also set up more than 50 EV charging points in prime locations and state-run power distributor BSES Rajdhani Power Limited will invest in testing facilities to support stabilizing the grid for EV charging, as well as pilot schemes on effectively integrating renewable electricity into its network.
BRPL is based in New Delhi and distributes power to over 2.4 million customers in 21 districts in South and West Delhi.
“BRPL is committed towards green and sustainable initiatives that are beneficial both to our consumers, as well as the Indian public. Promoting E-Mobility and renewables are two main drivers to reach our climate action goals. As part of this resolve, we have started inducting a fleet of electric cars and partnering with organizations to set-up a network of e-charging stations for our consumers.”Amal Sinha, CEO, BRPL said.
India is currently stepping up action and ambition on EVs. The national government has pledged to ensure 30% of all vehicles on the road are electric by 2030. Recently, the national budget announcement included an outlay of US$1.5 billion for Phase 2 of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles scheme to boost electric mobility and increase the number of electric vehicles in commercial fleets.
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