Ola Cab's Bumpy Ride To Green Mobility

Ola Cabs' founder, CEO Bhavish unveiled his plans to introduce EVs to his fleet of taxis in May 2017. For this, the company infused INR 50 Cr. 7 years have passed, the company is yet to make any headway in this direction.  

Aggarwal founded Ola Electric in 2017. However, the journey to establish an electric fleet for the ride-hailing business seems to be sluggish, with no apparent milestones achieved yet.

In late January 2024, the company yet again decided to flip the script and announced the deployment of 10,000 electric two-wheelers in Bengaluru, Delhi, and Hyderabad. Beyond this, Ola's plans for green mobility remain unclear. 

In April 2018, Ola launched "Mission: Electric," aiming to deploy 10,000 E3Ws within a year and a million EVs on Indian roads by 2021. 

The mission, focused on collaboration for sustainable technologies, ultimately didn't materialize, and the dedicated website now redirects to Ola Electric since 2022.

In January 2023, Ola Cabs again announced the deployment of 10,000 EVs on its ride-booking platform. It was said to be in the final stages of rolling out another pilot, but the company failed to walk the talk yet again.

At a time when Ola Cabs has yet to ply its EV fleet, newer players like BluSmart, Evera Cabs, and Snap-E Cabs already have a fleet of 7K, 2K and 1K, respectively, green vehicles running in various Indian cities.

So, Why is Ola's path to green mobility full of twists and turns?

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