Hero Electric Ties Up With CSC e-Governance To Promote Rural e-Mobility

Modified On Oct 17, 2019 By Zaran Mody

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Hero will provide e-scooters to Central Service Centre e-Governance, who will, in turn, supply them to residents in rural and semi-urban areas

Hero Electric has joined forces with Central Service Centre (CSC) e-Governance to increase the reach of its e-scooters in semi-urban and rural areas of the country. Under this scheme, Hero will provide its e-scooters to CSC, who will then distribute and supply them through its service centres. 

While electric scooters are perfectly suited to urban mobility in developed cities, it seems Hero is looking to expand its scope by tapping into Tier 2 and 3 cities as well as rural areas. It will be interesting to observe how quickly the charging infrastructure develops in these areas. Mr. Gaurav Choudhary, the project manager, has said that the focus is on developing charging stations across Tier 2 and 3 cities in India.

 The full press release is attached below :

Hero Electric partners with CSC e-Governance to promote Rural e Mobility in India

Hero Electric will provide its eco-friendly products to consumers in Tier 2 and 3 markets through the CSC channels

New Delhi, 3rd October 2019: Biggest electric vehicle brand in India, Hero Electric, today announced its partnership with CSC e Governance Services India Ltd. with an aim to promote electric mobility in rural and relatively under-developed areas of the country. Through this strategic partnership, Hero Electric strives to safeguard the environment by providing eco-friendly solutions to millions of consumers in Rural part of India.

As part of this partnership, Hero Electric will provide its eco-friendly products to the CSC E-Governance to further reach rural areas and promote electric mobility adoption. The CSC e-Governance will provide these electric vehicles, which are more economical and smarter mobility solutions - a viable and savings-oriented alternatives to ICE vehicles, to the residents of these areas, under the partnership, through their own CSC channels, enabling them to access and adapt to smarter and green mobility solutions. Currently CSCE has 250,000 centers with the Gram Panchayat and 150,000 centers in urban cities, which act as a host of B2C services of the CSC Channels for citizens of the remote areas of the country.

Mr. Sohinder Gill, CEO of Hero Electric said, “As pioneers in the electric two-wheeler industry in India, this partnership perfectly aligns with our purpose of promoting ‘Green Mobility’ by identifying opportunities for EV transition even at the grass roots level. We will continue to collaborate with institutions through such initiatives, to ensure that the sales of electric vehicles witness healthy growth year-on-year in the country, including the rural areas.”

Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO of CSC e Governance Services India Ltd said, “This partnership is a step towards the future of clean mobility in India, and together with Hero Electric, we will bring a transformation in the electric mobility paradigm. A transition to electric mobility, especially in urban areas, is at the top of the Government of India’s policy agenda and now it’s time to take this wave forward to rural areas as well.” 

Mr. Gaurav Choudhary, Project Manager, said CSC SPV along with Hero Electric would develop a collaborative framework to spread awareness around environmental protection and develop charging stations across the Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities for successful delivery of services to the residents of the area.

 

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