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06 March 2019

Ola Electric Mobility raises £42m in funding round

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

Ola Electric Mobility, a company backed by Indian ride-hailing platform Ola, has raised 4 billion rupees (£42m) in an initial funding round.

Ola hopes to bring one million electric vehicles (EVs) to India by 2022 and is currently running pilots to deploy EVs and charging solutions for electric two-wheeler and three-wheeler services.

Anand Shah, head of Ola Electric Mobility, says electric mobility requires chargers which can provide a reliable replacement for the petrol pump.

“By making electric easy for commercial vehicles that deliver a disproportionate share of kilometres travelled, we can jumpstart the electric vehicle revolution,” Shah adds.

The funding round was led by investment firm Tiger Global and Matrix India, an early stage investor in start-ups.

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