Zoomcar Partners up With ETO Motors to Boost Shared E-Mobility

Zoomcar has partnered with e-mobility solutions provider ETO Motors to provide an array of platform services for the latter’s shared three-wheeler business.

Self-drive car rental service provider Zoomcar has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Hyderabad-based e-mobility solutions provider ETO Motors to provide an array of platform services for the latter’s shared three-wheeler business. Under the agreement, Zoomcar will provide its proprietary technology which emphasises on security and maintenance of vehicles, while ETO Motors will own and operate electric three-wheelers for shared first-mile and last-mile passenger commute, as well as goods movement within cities, a company statement said.

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“Through this partnership with ETO Motors, we aim to leverage our AI-based platform to enable large fleet operators to better manage their assets through greater vehicle safety and lower total operating cost,” Zoomcar CEO & Co-Founder Greg Moran said.

Zoomcar’s contribution will be in the form of its technology, including apps for customers and drivers combined with the experience of managing large scale mobility solutions, while, ETO will own and operate electric vehicles to deliver seamless mobility to customers.

“The next phase of collaboration between our respective companies with respect to the development of the co-branded digital platform will undoubtedly mark a significant step forward for the industry,” ETO Motors CEO Biju Mathew said.

The platform will focus on the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) in three-wheelers, four-wheelers, and two-wheelers segment for first-mile, last-mile, intracity passenger, and goods movement across India. It will help in the discovery of vehicles and ensure a safe commute for the passengers. The vehicles can also be geo-fenced and disabled remotely in case of any emergency, the statement said.

In February, we had reported that Avis India has formed a partnership with quikk India to offer corporate electric mobility services which will include an EV fleet and access to robust charging infrastructure. Under the partnership, the two firms have developed an innovative, integrated AI-based model that combines transportation services along with access to robust charging infrastructure, at costs broadly comparable with those of current ICE vehicles.

In January, Mahindra Electric, part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group and Lithium Urban Technologies, India’s largest zero-emission service for employee transportation, have announced that their partnership has crossed the significant milestone of 1,000 Mahindra electric vehicles in the Lithium fleet.

In November 2019, with an aim to further increase its contributions towards clean and green technology initiatives, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (Tata Power-DDL) had joined hands with Zoomcar, a Bangalore-headquartered self-drive car rental company. The move will help in scaling up of the distribution company’s operations & maintenance (O&M) activities in North Delhi on electric vehicles (EVs) fleet.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.