Ola is all Set to launch the electrical Auto rickshaws and cars with their collaboration with Hyderabad-based Startup, Gayam Motor works.
Gayam Motor Works (GMW) was started by two brothers, Raja Gayam and Rahul Gayam that manufactures Electrical Motorbikes and autos and Cars and Bicycles, the company had partnered with swiggy last year to supply their electrical Bicycles.
Ola plans to partner with Hyderabad-based Gayam Motor Works for a trial run of electric vehicles in cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, according to two people directly aware of the discussions. The pilot project is expected to begin in June or July, they said. The partnership with GMW may not be for electric cars. according to ET.
Ola was inspired to launch the electrical motor vehicles when the investor of Soft Bank Cheif executive Maya Joshi’s son in a meeting with the PM said He wished to give away a million electric cars, made in India, for free to drivers of Ola cars.“
“We are in talks with Gayam Mo tor Works, which is assisting us with this project,“ said an Ola executive on condition “Ideally, it’s like how you have seen Tesla in the United States. There will be plans to set up battery charging or swapping stations across cities. As of now, we are only looking at the top cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.”
Telangana IT sectary said the pilot project will start with 100 vehicles, that include Cars busses and Auto’s ” “It is Ola’s responsibility to source the vehicles for this project. They already have a partnership with Mahindra for electric cars. Similarly, they are in talks with GMW for electric autos possibly and some other company for buses,“ he said.
Ola’s step for electrical vehicles with a push by the government will increase the sales of Electrical motor vehicles.