"Our interest in this collaboration is two-fold. Firstly, it is in line with our ambition to push EV (electric vehicle) adoption in India and work towards the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat by being less fuel dependent on other countries. Secondly, this is a great way to drive employability through a new-age business opportunity," eBikeGO founder and CEO T Irfan Khan said in a statement.
He added that the overall plan of the alliance is to deploy around 10,000 electric two-wheelers in the next one year addressing the home delivery logistics requirements of a variety of e-commerce players and service providers.
eBikeGO said it is roping in partners from legacy businesses, who are looking to be a part of a futuristic, sunrise industry to promote entrepreneurship in the EV sector through its franchise-owned and company operated (FOCO) model.
It also said ASSAR (Advanced Services for Social and Administrative Reforms) stimulates various social and administrative business reforms around ease of doing business in India for advance and emerging technologies in India, it said.
ASSAR Country Director Abhijit Sinha said, "ASSAR is a pioneer, working on India's foremost pilot project 'National E-Highway Delhi-Agra-Jaipur (NH for EV). The partnership will help us deliver on our commitment to deploy electric cars and buses on highways with NHEV, and now, two-wheelers with eBikeGO in the cities."
He further said this alliance with eBikeGO is befitting and correctly timed and comes as a direct move towards employment generation to the tune of over 10,000 every quarter with deployment of electric bikes.
Sinha said that in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increase in demand for home delivery, and the alliance is seeking to address the demand for delivery personnel with electric two-wheelers, who can multi-task for several service providers.
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