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Zoomcar brings EVs to Kolkata, increase its share in fleet

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Zoomcar, the self-drive car rental firm, would increase the number of (EVs) in its fleet to 2,000 by December this year, a company official said roday.

today started offering on its platform in Kolkata after Mysuru, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and

Initially, 50 'e2o' vehicles manufactured by would be pressed into service by in the metropolis.

"has partnered with to provide green mobility solutions in Kolkata. Initially, 50 will be offered on the platform," of Zoomcar Greg Moran told reporters here today.

Moran said, presently there were 4,000 offered on the platform nationally, which would be increased by another 2,000 by the end of the year.

"Presently, the percentage of such vehicles is 10 per cent, which is expected to go up to 25 per cent by 2019, and 50 per cent by 2020," he said.

The electric cars could be used as a by subscribing to the ZAP Subscribe service by paying a monthly fee of Rs 9,999, he said.

Persons subscribing to this service would be able to rent out to others when not using by registering on the ZAP app of Zoomcar from where the bookings would generate.

Moran said Zoomcar would share 75 per cent of the revenue with the person renting out the car to others and balance to be retained by it.

of Electric Mahesh Babu said that so far, 4,500 had been sold by the company.

Zoomcar also offers bicycles sharing platform at New Town and Salt Lake near the metropolis.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 16:40 IST