India-based Startup Pillion Rides Offers Electric Bike Taxi Services
Pillion Rides is on a mission to fight air pollution in Delhi providing sustainable urban mobility and last-mile connectivity with its fleet of electric bikes.
Pillion Rides started its journey on April 2016 with a fleet of 20 electric bikes and 25 riders.
Focused on providing last-mile connectivity, Pillion Rides is available for local commuters from bus stops, metro stations for a radius of five km and charges Rs five/km. Today, the brand has 40 electric bikes that operate from Delhi’s Karol Bagh and Jhandewalan areas, helping passengers commute locally in the city’s central and western areas. The brand has ordered 20 more electric bikes to start its operations from Chandni Chowk next week, taking the fleet size to 60 electric bikes.
“Two-wheelers are a popular mode of transport in Delhi and they are also a major cause of air pollution in the city. With our fleet of battery-operated bikes, we aim to bring down Delhi’s carbon emission rate significantly. One e-bike can help in cutting down up to one ton of carbon dioxide emission over three years,” said Pawneesh Rampal co-founder of Pillion Rides.
With a strong focus on passenger safety, stringent background checks of riders are done and adequate safety training is provided before a rider takes on the road. Pillion Rides also offers a comprehensive insurance policy of up to Rs 1 lakh for drivers and commuters, protecting them during the travel.
Future Plans for Sustainable Mobility
Currently, Pillion Rides is bootstrapped and is looking to raise funds soon. In terms of manpower, the brand is looking to increase the team size from 25 to 125 in a few months. Apart from giving passenger rides, Pillion Rides is soon venturing into deliveries of e-commerce companies and would become the first business to do so on electric bikes.
Source from YourStory.com