Delhi Metro launches electric vehicles to boost last mile connectivity for metro stations - The Financial Express

Delhi Metro launches electric vehicles to boost last mile connectivity for metro stations

The new electric three-wheelers available at the Delhi Metro stations fares start at Rs 10 for the first two kms and Rs 5 per kilometre thereafter.

By: | Published: August 3, 2018 3:26 PM
EVs in India

To boost the last mile connectivity in metro stations in Delhi, Dwarka, Gurgaon and Faridabad, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation along with SmartE, a startup that operates India’s largest electric vehicle fleet have expanded its operations in the capital. A new service was flagged by Delhi Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal at Dwarka Sector 10 Metro station. SmartE now operates over 800+ electric three-wheelers in Delhi/NCR.

SmartE says that its partnership with DMRC currently delivers over 50,000 + rides to commuters every day and has served over 25 million pollution-free rides in the last three years ever since its inception.

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."

SmartE further plans to have a fleet of over 1 lakh electric vehicles by 2022, it is believed that this will drastically help in cutting down pollution. The electric three-wheelers are made-in-India and are equipped with GPS tracking and sensors. The company has priced its service very economically with fares starting at Rs 10 for first two kms and Rs 5 per km thereafter. Further, the company is also working towards integrating the Delhi Metro smartcard to these electric last mile connectivity vehicles.

As part of its Delhi Pilot, Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd (REIL), a leading PSU, has helped set up the EV charging infrastructure along with SmartE’s energy partners, Exicom Power Solutions.

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