Focused on offering clean, affordable, and comfortable rides to consumers, EVERA will be offering one-of its kind services in the city. We are operational in Delhi-NCR, and kick-started with 200 cabs and by the end of March 2020, the numbers will increase to 500. We are planning to scale it up to 5,000 EVs within two years. By End of March 2020, we will be able to launch our Evera App in the market, says Nimish Trivedi, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Prakriti E-Mobility Pvt Ltd, a startup company with a goal to start global revolution in commercially used EVs. In conversation with Manu Tayal, Associate Editor, Saur Energy International, Trivedi discussed on various topics including company’s services, mission, future plans, offerings for customers, initiatives taken etc. Here’re the excerpts from that exclusive interview published in the Saur Energy International Magazine’s March 2020 edition:
Q. Tell our readers about how Prakriti E-mobility came into existence, its vision, mission and contribution towards India’s clean energy goals.
With a vision to reduce CO2 footprints in the capital city of India and adjoining areas (Delhi-NCR), Prakriti E-Mobility incepted in September 2019. It aims to provide emission less fleet services for a better environment by providing care, convenience, sustainability, intelligence & expansion of the EV fleet on a large scale to create a greener future for the generations to come.
Q. How you plan to convince customers for using your app-based EV taxis as compared to an already established app-based conventional taxi’s in the market?
These days, people are smart and very-well aware of the problems the environment is facing, owing to the high pollution levels. Everybody wants to contribute their bit and make this world a better place to live in, both for them and for the generations to come.
By reducing carbon footprints, EV taxis will help in saving the environment. Some of the game-changing features of Prakriti’s EV fleet that will revolutionize the app-based conventional taxis in Delhi-NCR are: – Zero Surge Charge – No Cancellations – No Emissions – Professional Drivers – Comfort & Safety.
Q. Shed some light on ‘Evera’ and what are the benefits of using it to customers?
The EVERA App offers great benefits to its users and help them in contributing towards the healing of the environment by reducing carbon footprints. By simply scheduling a ride on the app, the customers can enjoy noiseless and smooth drives throughout the city. The brand new and odour less cabs are surely to make their trip a pleasant one and worth every penny along with other benefits including Evera Zero Surge Charge, No Cancellations, No Emissions, Professional Drivers, Comfort & Safety.
Q. Initially, in which areas of Delhi/NCR you planned to offer your cab services and in what numbers? How do you deal with behaviour and safety issues of drivers?
We are operational in Delhi-NCR, and kick-started with 200 cabs and by the end of March 2020, the numbers will increase to 500. Focussed on offering clean, affordable, and comfortable rides to consumers, EVERA will be offering one-of its kind services in the city. In its first phase, Prakriti plans to introduce 500 EVs on the EVERA Platform with a plan to scale it up to 5,000 EVs within two years.
Prakriti will be partnering with EV manufacturers to offer a brand-new fleet of EVs to its customers with the highest driving range in the segment. Prakriti’s app-based service will have a fleet of ‘Trained and Professional Drivers’ provided by India’s top fleet management companies. To ensure that our customer enjoys the experience of riding with us, it is one of our utmost priorities that our drivers go through multiple trainings exercises to enhance their behavioral and driving skillsets.
Q. What are the significant achievements of Prakriti E-mobility in short span of its inception?
It is a big achievement to have 200 EV cars on board which are operational 24X7, to work with fleet management companies with 400 drivers and to have around 50 dedicated employees to work with us, in only 5 months’ time. We have created the largest charging infrastructure in India with 10 fast chargers and 30 slow chargers which are operational 24X7. Also, we have signed up a MoU with Tata motors for supply of EV and have partnered with TATA powers for charging infrastructure and RideCell for app development (a global company) to ensure smooth running of cabs.
Q. By when we will be able to expect Evera’s launch? In how much time do you think you will expand Evera fleet completely across Delhi/NCR?
By End of March 2020, we will be able to launch our Evera App in the market. We are waiting for our App to launch soon, once it’s there in the market, we will soon expand our fleet across major parts of Delhi -NCR.
Q. On the technology front as well, how do you ensure the smooth functioning of your services for customers? What are its features?
We are excited to be working with Ridecell to bring a unique mobility services to India. With advanced Ridecell technology and our in-house IT Team, we can ensure our EV fleet operates at the peak efficiencies and our customer will have a positive and easy experience in booking, locating and riding with Evera including its other benefits.