E-taxi service launched in Hyderabad

06 Juin, 2017, 04:49 | Author: Marc Bacque
  • E-taxi service launched in Hyderabad

The first electronic taxi was introducing in Hyderabad on Monday, 12 June with an aim to develop the eco-friendly environment. An initiative on the occasion of the World Environment Day, India's first electric airport taxi service in Hyderabad will be launched at Sanjeevaiah Park on Necklace Road.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC ) will promote electric vehicles to tackle vehicular pollution in the twin cities.

The Mayor said that promoting these vehicles was a small step to in direction of making Hyderabad a clean city. "Also, the transportation cost will be cheaper", said V Siddarth, Green Mile director. Electric auto taxi is one of the ambitious projects of the NDA government as it is part of UNDP millennium goals and also to tackle increasing pollution in the country.

"Therefore we believe our e-taxis and charging stations are the ideal green alternative for a cleaner and greener Hyderabad", he said.

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When compared to electric Vehicles regular taxis are significant polluters in the city. "Very soon we will operate a fleet of 25 e-taxis. On the other hand, electric vehicles emit zero tailpipe emissions", he claimed and added that the company, The e-taxis charging stations will be seen in green initiative in Hyderabad.

Tying up with GMR, the company has established charging points at the Hyderabad airport.

The taxis will operate from different parts of the city to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad here. "The passenger fare will be similar to that charged for a ride by diesel cars". As the Centre is committed to making Indian transportation system run on electricity to make it non-polluting by 2030. The e-taxi fuel cost would be Re 1 per km as compared to Rs 4-5 per km of diesel auto. The e-taxi runs on a battery which, once charged, keeps the vehicle going for a distance of 90 km to 100 km. After every 100 km, the battery has to be recharged. "One km for diesel vehicle will cost '4 to 5 per km, whereas this vehicle costs just Rs 1 a kilometre", said GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy appreciating the entrepreneurs who set up Green Mile startup. It is under which incentives has offered for the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles.


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