Taiwan's cloud-based e-scooter maker UrDa enters India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 11 Jun 2019

Taiwan’s leading shared mobility firm, UrDa Mobility,  which has its global headquarters in Singapore today announced that it is entering the Indian market. The company started its operations in Taiwan in 2017 and has over 37 UrDa stations. India will be first in line to its expansion spree across Asia.

UrDa is backed by Ahamani Group, a Taiwanese electric scooter maker with over 20 years of e-scooter and component manufacturing experience. The company says its e-scooters are in operation in over 26 countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, and major European countries, which gives it a lot of confidence to bring a solid, robust and highly engineered product to the Indian market.

Commenting on the foray in the Indian market, Tzu Chi Kung, founder of UrDa Mobility said, “UrDa Mobility will be making an entry in India with a highly advanced e-scooter and patented IoMT (Internet of Moving Things) technology. UrDa is a shared, connected and electric platform, which helps cities to reduce pollution, congestion and bring prosperity. Today, the affordability of EV is a major challenge and even if this is sorted, the challenge of congestion will still be there. UrDa is the solution to mitigate all the challenges. It is a must-solution for every smart city, India is focusing on developing numerous smart cities and we have a right solution for the new age of transportation."

The company says it will be introducing its shared mobility services with Ahamani e-scooter which has 250kg load capacity, high gradeability, patented IoMT system, and the lifecycle of the battery is claimed to be quite high. The max speed is 85 kph, with a of 80-120km per charge. In addition, the company claims the e-scooters come with UrDa Speed, which allows 100 percent charging in just 20 minutes.

Commenting on the expansion, Ankit Kumar, director and chief of strategy, UrDa Mobility said “India will be our first expansion outside of Taiwan, at UrDa we aim to bring change to the way we commute. We are eyeing the whole of Southeast Asia in the next five years with India playing a very vital role. We aim to put over 100,000 e-scooters on Indian roads in the next few years. This is only possible with a hands-on control over the vehicle quality and aftersales. With the immense focus on EV industry by the government, Ahamani Group is looking forward to localise e-scooters and battery packs in India. We are already in talks with major automobile and ancillary companies to partner on manufacturing of e-scooters and battery packs.”

“At UrDa, we are working on bringing India centric solution based business models, which not only focus on last-mile and first-mile but also focus on long range solutions. UrDa will launch its operation by the end of 2019. We have also partnered with one of the leading shared mobility firm in India, EBikeGo to establish co-branded city commute services powered with our advanced IoMT platform in Delhi, Amritsar, Agra, Ludhiana and Jaipur,” added Kumar.

EbikeGo is one of India’s leading shared mobility firm which started in 2017 and is now operational in 5 cities. The firm has been working with Zomato, Delhivery, Ferns & Petals and Vpledge creating B2B ride sharing business growth. The operations are expected to commence from early September.


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