BLive inaugurates second experience store in Odisha

This is the 21st experience store for BLive pan India.

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BLive, a multi-brand electric vehicle platform, has recently inaugurated its second experience store in the state of Odisha. This comes months after the company opened its first store in the state. The new store is located in Khordha and was inaugurated in the presence of Rajendra Kumar Sahoo, who is the Honorable Member of the Legislative Assembly, Begunia (Khordha), and other notable dignitaries.

The store offers electric scooters, cycles, motorcycles, and delivery vehicles, with the option to purchase them at EMIs as low as 2,000 per month. With a franchise network of over 20 stores, BLive has helped over 2,500 families and businesses transition to electric vehicles, the company claims.

The store showcases electric vehicles from popular brands like Kinetic Green, Hero Lectro, LML - Detel, Batt:re, Gemopai, Techo Electra, E-Motorad, among others. Customers can also test ride the Batt:re Storie.

Samarth Kholkar, CEO and Co-Founder, BLive, speaking on the inauguration said “We are overwhelmed with the love the people of Odisha have showered upon us, coupled with their commitment towards the environment. We are excited to strengthen our presence in Odisha with our second store in the state, in Khordha. The store will provide the masses with the opportunity to ‘try and buy’ EVs for a confident transition to electric mobility. The store will also facilitate home demos and provide the customers with information on exciting offers and easy finance options.”

According to its EV policy announced in February this year, the Odisha government had said it will provide a 15 percent subsidy on the purchase of electric vehicles. For two-wheelers, the subsidy will be 15 percent of the cost, up to a maximum of Rs 5,000. The cap on a 15 percent subsidy for three-wheelers is Rs 10,000, and for four-wheelers, it is Rs 50,000. The scheme will be in place till December 31, 2025. In addition to the subsidy, the state government has announced the exemption of registration fees and motor vehicle taxes on all categories of electric vehicles.+

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