BluSmart to integrate 4000 Citroen e-C3 EVs to its fleet – ET Auto

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The new Citroën ë-C3 – all-electric compact SUV will augment BluSmart’s growing fleet of 7,000 EVs. The Citroën ë-C3 offers a range of 320 km as per ARAI and features fast charging technology, capable of achieving a full charge in less than an hour, the company said.

BluSmart, a leading born-electric, full stack, vertically integrated eMobility ride hailing service and EV charging infrastructure network, Monday signed a MoU with Citroën, the leading French automaker, to integrate 4,000 electric vehicles (EVs) into its fleet.

As part of the initial phase,125 Citroën ë-C3 were flagged off from BluSmart’s EV charging superhub in Bengaluru on Monday.

The new Citroën ë-C3 – all-electric compact SUV will augment BluSmart’s growing fleet of 7,000 EVs. The Citroën ë-C3 offers a range of 320 km as per ARAI and features fast charging technology, capable of achieving a full charge in less than an hour, the company said.

Citroën’s famed Advanced Comfort Program combines intuitive technology and space to offer an elevated ride experience for all passengers. Its spacious interior, coupled with a generous 315-litre boot, caters to travelers’ luggage requirements, particularly suiting airport transfers, a significant segment of BluSmart’s services.

Anmol Jaggi, co-founder and CEO, BluSmart, said, “Having a shared vision of achieving net-zero mobility and providing high standards in safety of automobiles, Citroën is the ideal partner for BluSmart. With the mission to decarbonise mobility at scale, we are dedicated to constructing a comprehensive EV mobility ecosystem in India, encompassing the nation’s largest all-electric ride-hailing service and an extensive network of EV charging superhubs. As more OEMs embrace eMobility, and our fleet expands, we are poised to address the burgeoning demand for ride-hailing services in megacities while offering riders a diverse range of advanced EVs.””The onboarding of these EVs was facilitated through Assure by BluSmart, a unique opportunity for retail and institutional investors with access to capital to help finance the transition to electric mobility. Through Assure, institutions can finance the purchase of electric cars and lease them to BluSmart against fixed rentals.” Anmol Jaggi added.

Flagging off the first BluSmart Citroën ë-C3 into service, Shishir Mishra, Brand Director, Citroën India, said, “This collaborative effort between Citroën and BluSmart signifies a shared vision for a sustainable future in the realm of electric mobility, reaffirming our commitment to shaping a cleaner and greener transportation ecosystem. The ë-C3’s smart design, operational range, fast charging capabilities, and intuitive technology, are both comfortable and practical, making it an attractive proposition for passengers and fleet operators. BluSmart’s foray in the shared electric mobility space is a well applauded initiative, that offers convenient and safe urban mobility with zero emissions strengthening our collective mission to decarbonize cities by making EVs mainstream.”

  • Published On Mar 19, 2024 at 08:03 AM IST

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