Bike Taxi service Rapido on Wednesday announced a partnership with Zypp Electric to launch a new electric bike taxi service in India. The newly launched service is called Rapido EV. It will be available in Delhi and the National Capital Region starting March 2021 as a part of the three-month-long pilot run.
Rapido said that it will be onboarding over 100 riders and electric two-wheelers from Zypp as part of its Captain fleet. The company also said that it is looking to on-board more such EV partners to further expand this business model across its Tier I market in the country.
As far as accessibility is concerned, the new service will be available under the Ride section in the Rapido app. It will be priced at the Rapido Ride rate with a minimal convenience fee. Customers will have to download the app, log in to their account and book a Rapido Ride, through their iOS or Android smartphones to use this service.
“The recent World Air Quality report by Swiss technology company IQAir ranked Delhi as the world’s most polluted Capital among 106 countries and we hope that this move helps contribute to the betterment of the air quality in the city,” Aravind Sanka, Co-Founder, Rapido said on the launch.
“With our robust battery-swapping network which will be tested with bike taxi services with Rapido, we’re here to bolster the EV proposition together with this partnership and would love to scale this nationally making people get pollution free taxi rides too,” Akash Gupta, Co-Founder, Zypp Electric said on the partnership.