Hero Electric partners CSC e-Governance to promote e-mobility

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 03 Oct 2019

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Hero Electric one of the leading electric two- and three-wheeler maker today announced its partnership with CSC e Governance Services India (CSCE), a Special Purpose Vehicle set up by the Ministry of Electronics & IT, to promote electric mobility in rural and relatively under-developed areas of the country.

Through this strategic partnership, Hero Electric says it will promote green mobility in the country by providing eco-friendly solutions to consumers in rural part of India. As part of this partnership, Hero Electric will provide its EV products to the CSC E-Governance to further reach rural areas and promote electric mobility adoption. The CSC e-Governance will provide these EVs, as viable and savings-oriented alternatives to ICE vehicles, to the residents of these areas, under the partnership, through their own CSC channels.

At present, CSCE has 250,000 centers with the Gram Panchayat and 150,000 centres in urban cities, which act as a host of B2C services of the CSC Channels for citizens of the remote areas of the country.

Sohinder Gill, CEO, 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, CSC e Governance Services India 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.”

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."