Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and Sun Mobility announce fleet of electric automobiles in Delhi

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Sun Mobility have launched a fleet of electric cars with interchangeable batteries in the suburb of Dwarka, Delhi. The electric three-wheelers are equipped with Sun Mobility’s interchangeable battery technology and are manufactured by Piaggio. The fleet is 50 strong and will be operational at eight metro stations across Dwarka. The initial fleet of 50 vehicles is part of the Delhi government’s initiative to promote the adoption of 3-wheel electric vehicles in the nation’s capital. DMRC further announced its permission for Sun Mobility to use the grounds of Janakpuri West, Dwarka and Dwarka Sec-21 metro stations to set up parking and battery swapping facilities for its fleet.

Sun Mobility says the swappable battery solution will ensure affordable shared fares for commuters. The fare will be nominal at a base price of Rs. 10 for the first 2 km and Rs. 5 for each subsequent km.

“We are very proud to partner with DMRC to enable affordable and reliable pollution-free last mile connectivity for commuters using its extensive metro network in the NCR. Our comprehensive Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solution alleviates worries about vehicle ownership, financing, battery maintenance and replacement, and charging infrastructure for 3-wheeler owners. This collaboration between rapid transit provider, electrical equipment manufacturer, charging infrastructure operator and fleet operator illustrates how multimodal transport could go green in India through a PPP model. said Anant Badjatya, CEO of SUN Mobility.

This will be the first time that mass adoption of electric three-wheelers will take place in Delhi. This is in addition to the 12 charging stations already present in the premises of DMRC.

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