Meru launches its business mobility app, integrates Mahindra e-mobility service Glyd

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 Aug 2020

Meru Mobility Tech, a leading provider of e-mobility services in India, has launched its new business mobility app for Android and iOS mobile devices. In order to provide a hassle-free experience to the app users, Meru has incorporated ‘Meru Switch’ feature which will assist users to seamlessly differentiate their work commute from their personal ride with just a slide icon.

The company says the revamped app illustrates its new products and services for both individual and corporate travel and will show an array of available rides; giving customers opportunity to select the ride of their choice for city and outstation travel.

The ride-hailing platform says it has integrated its corporate travel solutions- MeruBiz in the new app, which is a one-stop solution for business travel that facilitates companies and their employees by offering reliable and flexible travel solutions with assured cabs at their doorstep and no added surge in pricing. Corporates can now book point to point, airport transfers, car rentals, outstation travel, and transportation for their employees with just a single click.

To provide further convenience and environmentally friendly ride, this update will feature Meru EVGO and Mahindra’s Glyd for city and outstation travel. The unique travel option will enable consumers to book electric sedans for their travel along with choosing from other ride options like Lite, Comfort, 6 Plus, 6 Pro, And Glyd. With over 300 electric vehicles in its fleet, Meru says it is developing a business model to deploy this clean and green technology easily accessible to customers for their daily commute. Over the last six months, the company has invested nearly $10 million (Rs 74 crore) in developing the new technology platform, creating charging infrastructure and deploying 300 EV’s across Mumbai and Delhi.

Neeraj Gupta, founder and MD, Meru Mobility Tech said, “We have always revolutionised the way people travel in the country and are elated to announce the launch of Meru’s updated and user-friendly business mobility app. With the latest UI and UX interface, the new app is aimed at providing a simpler and more personalised experience to our new age business travellers. Our new offerings will be targeted towards work commute/business travel with a focus on sustainable and affordable electric mobility. In less than 6 months, it is now the second-largest platform to provide EV rides to its customers. We aim to migrate 100 percent of our fleet to electric vehicles by 2030 and operate 10,000 EVs by 2024 with a vision of becoming the largest EV led business mobility platform in the country.”

Meru says the other added features in this the app includes a call icon on the home screen to book a cab on call, distinct Covid safety measures implemented by Meru, weather updates, the addition of multiple stop options from pick-up locations for city-rides, and the ability to schedule a ride from 35 mins to 30 days in advance among others.  It is also planning to add live traffic updates in the future.