The company has the largest electric shared mobility fleet in the country with over 500 vehicles; supports odd-even vehicle rule of Delhi government
Zoomcar, India’s first self-drive mobility platform, has announced that achievement of its fleet of electric vehicles (EV) having completed over 10 million (1 crore) km in the last quarter of 2019. The company presently has over 500 EVs plying on roads, making it the largest electric shared mobility fleet in the country, it noted. Zoomcar also said its plans to add another 1,000 cars within the next year and 10,000 cars by 2021.
The company said that most customers are wary of buying EVs because of the lack of awareness of how these vehicles work, or the technology behind EVs. Zoomcar through its self-drive rental platform aims to make the future of mobility more connected, shared and powered by zero-emission technologies.
EVs have a tremendous role to play in reducing carbon pollution from transportation and improve air quality, Zoomcar observed. It said that even if EVs were charged with 100 % coal power, the overall pollution levels would still reduce by close to 25 %. India can cumulatively save up to 1.5 gigatonnes of CO2 through 2035 if sharing and vehicle electrification is promoted, the company noted. Additionally, EVs are claimed to offer dramatically-lower operating costs when compared to conventional internal combustion engines. On an average, electric vehicles are 75-80% cheaper from a fuelling and maintenance perspective making intra-city travel convenient, stated the company.
Zoomcar also lauded the measures taken by the Delhi government with the odd-even scheme, and believes that there are many other benefits associated with green transportation, which will enhance healthier lifestyle and improve quality of human life. Zoomcar completely supports and complies with the government’s strategy for change towards a cleaner future and is even engaged in active discussions with several governments across cities to implement the odd-even scheme.
Greg Moran, CEO &Co-Founder Zoomcar, said that over the past seven years, the company has been transforming urban mobility across emerging economies. Zoomcar has always empowered its customers with better mobility alternatives and will continue doing so at scale with new announcements on several additional EV offerings in the coming months, he added.