BLive Introduces Ather Electric Scooters for Zomato’s Last-Mile Delivery in Ahmedabad
As part of its partnership to expand its EV fleet across 20 Indian cities, BLive, a leading multi-brand EV platform, has deployed 30 Ather EVs for Zomato’s last-mile deliveries in Ahmedabad. This reflects the shared commitment to sustainability and lowering the carbon footprint of the delivery ecosystem, encouraging a shift from conventional vehicles to eco-friendly EVs.
With a primary focus on Tier II cities, BLive seeks to close the supply gap and meet the needs of last-mile delivery services. The strategic alliance with Zomato was formed in July and resulted in the EV initiative being launched in Hyderabad with the first fleet, which was a major step toward the sustainable food delivery landscape in India going forward.
Samarth Kholkar, CEO & Co-Founder, BLive said, “In our ongoing commitment to fostering green mobility solutions, BLive is thrilled to join forces with Zomato and Ather to introduce 30 Ather electric vehicles for food delivery in Ahmedabad. Our objective is to transform the way deliveries are made, setting a new standard in the industry by integrating EVs into Zomato’s operations.”
Nikhil Patil, Head – Corporate Sales, Ather Energy said, “Electric vehicles are not only known for their performance but also their environmental impact. Our vision aligns perfectly with this initiative, and we look forward to witnessing the positive change our electric scooters will bring to the delivery landscape in the city.”
Ather Energy is an Indian company that designs and sells premium electric scooters for the Indian market. It was founded in 2013 by Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain, who are both alumni of IIT Madras. Ather Energy currently offers three models of electric scooters: Ather 450S, Ather 450X, and Ather 450X Pro. These scooters have features such as best-in-class acceleration, touchscreen dashboard, home charger, and a large fast charging network across the country called Ather Grid. Ather Energy is also the only EV manufacturer in India to make its own battery packs, which have 13 patents on the design and manufacturing of li-ion batteries. Ather Energy has received funding from investors such as Flipkart founders, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, Tiger Global, Hero MotoCorp, and InnoVen Capital