BluSmart Mobility flags off India’s first All Electric journey from Delhi, to reach Mumbai on World EV Day
New Delhi: BluSmart mobility, the all-electric ride hailing platform, flagged off the country’s first all-electric journey by a commercial vehicle, from Delhi to Mumbai today. The trip, aimed at demonstrating that India is ready for EVs, will cover approximately 1376 km from Delhi to Mumbai and is expected to save 94 kg of CO2 emissions from this trip. This journey will be fully electric, noiseless and will entail zero-emission and will conclude in Mumbai on 9th September 2020 which also happens to be the World EV Day.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Anmol Jaggi, Founder, BluSmart Mobility said, “Our mission is to showcase that India is ready for electric vehicles and this is the right time to make efficient, affordable, intelligent and sustainable transportation mainstream. This journey is a testament to BluSmart’s vision of reinventing mobility and transforming Indian cities by providing 100% Electric, sustainable and most reliable mobility solutions. BluSmart has created a revolutionary way of mobility that is responsible to both the environment and the safety of the customers with noiseless, electric, zero emission rides.”
The travel will be seamless for this long-distance trip and would comprise of both fast charging stations enroute and slow charging equipment which the highly trained driver and charging operations in-charge will be carrying along. Due to the paucity of fast-charging infrastructure enroute, and the electric cab will also rely majorly on slow charging from Shops, Restaurants, Motels etc. near the highway. This trip is expected to be little longer, but exciting, nonetheless.
The journey will end in Mumbai on Sept 9th, 2020 on World EV Day. The journey would be through Neemrana, Kothputli, Jaipur, Pali, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Vapi before reaching Mumbai. BluSmart undertook a similar initiative in January 2019 from Delhi-Jaipur trip (260km). This time, the distance is 5X of the former and is a good target to cover.
Do follow the BluSmart Twitter handle for updates on the journey!