Blu-Smart’s Electric Taxis Complete 1.6 Crore Emission-Free Kilometres In Delhi-NCR

Ride-hailing platform Blu-Smart has announced the completion of 16 million (1.6 crore) emission-free kilometres in the Delhi-NCR region. This feat was recently accomplished by the Gurugram based start-up and the milestone was announced on World Environmental Day.

Blu-Smart’s Electric Taxis Complete 1.6 Crore Emission-Free Kilometres In Delhi-NCR

Blu-Smart achieved this feat by completing over five lakh zero-emission trips through their ride-hailing platform in Delhi-NCR. The company claims that for each kilometre, they save 68gms of CO2. That being said, it is estimated that the start-up company has reduced the region's CO2 emissions by 1.08 billion grams since it began operating on 04 June, 2019.

Blu-Smart’s Electric Taxis Complete 1.6 Crore Emission-Free Kilometres In Delhi-NCR

At present, the company offers its all-electric emission-free mobility service in Delhi-NCR alone, and has so far planned and executed quite a few creative ways of improving their business and in turn played a big role in reducing the impact on the environment.

Blu-Smart’s Electric Taxis Complete 1.6 Crore Emission-Free Kilometres In Delhi-NCR

One such creative program is the company's referral program that was introduced last year. For every referral lead received from its existing customers, the company has planted a tree. Apart from the CO2-free rides, the company has claimed that their all-electric rides do not emit other pollutants like CO, PM2.5 and PM5.

Blu-Smart’s Electric Taxis Complete 1.6 Crore Emission-Free Kilometres In Delhi-NCR

In recent times, the company has also focused on gender equality by hiring female drivers. As a safety precaution, the company is offering their female drivers an eight-hour lease period only during the daytime.

Blu-Smart’s Electric Taxis Complete 1.6 Crore Emission-Free Kilometres In Delhi-NCR

The company is also planning to add 500 more female drivers, with an aim to equalise gender distribution within its workforce.

Blu-Smart’s Electric Taxis Complete 1.6 Crore Emission-Free Kilometres In Delhi-NCR

Thoughts On Blu-Smart Achieving 16 Million Emission-Free Kilometres In Delhi-NCR

It is a great achievement by Blu-Smart and there is no way to dispute this. There are many other electric vehicle ride-hailing platforms operating in different cities across India. If each of these brands share their statistics, we're sure the number of emission-free kilometres achieved would be staggering.

Blu-Smart’s Electric Taxis Complete 1.6 Crore Emission-Free Kilometres In Delhi-NCR

However, these numbers will still pale in comparison to the number of kilometres run by petrol/diesel vehicles and that is exactly what we need to change in the next few years.

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Article Published On: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 15:38 [IST]
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