India's EV Taxi Firms Boost Expansion: Big Plans For Fleets And Jobs

Electric vehicle (EV) taxi firms are rapidly expanding, growing their fleets and hiring more personnel, reveals an Economic Times article.

What Happened? Per the report, Evera, an EV taxi service operating in India’s National Capital Region (NCR), plans to multiply its current fleet of 238 electric cabs tenfold by the end of 2023, reaching around 2,200 vehicles.

The company has already partnered with Chinese EV manufacturer BYD to acquire 100 new e6 vehicles, said CEO Nimish Trivedi. Earlier this year, Evera secured a deal to provide electric taxi services for EY’s Gurgaon office. The company also plans significant technology team expansion.

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Elsewhere, Tata and Reliance-backed BluSmart, another EV taxi firm, currently runs over 4,000 vehicles in Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru. The company aims to increase its fleet to 10,000 EVs in these markets by the financial year 2024.

BluSmart launched its business-oriented service, “Blu for Business,” in 2021, catering to sectors like consulting, oil, restaurant aggregators, food delivery, fashion brands, and more, according to CEO Anmol Singh Jaggi. Currently employing around 500 people and over 5,000 independent contractor drivers, BluSmart plans to increase its driver-partner count to 12,000-13,000 by next fiscal year.

GoGreen Cabs, an EV taxi platform that operates in Nashik, plans to expand its fleet from 30 to 50 EVs within a year and begin operations in Pune, Indore, and Bhopal, according to cofounder Mohit Bhatia.

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