UrDa Mobility, Taiwan’s leading shared mobility firm with global headquarters in Singapore announces its foray into India. UrDa Mobility has been operational in Taiwan since 2017 with over 37 UrDa stations. India will be first in line to its expansion spree across Asia.
UrDa is backed by Ahamani Group, a leading Taiwanese electric scooter maker with over 20 years of e-scooter & component manufacturing experience. The e-scooters are well accepted and popular in over 26 countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, and major European countries. This set forth a strong ability of UrDa Mobility to bring a solid, robust and highly engineered product to the Indian market.
Commenting on the foray in the Indian market, Ms. Tzu Chi Kung, Founder of UrDa Mobility said “UrDa Mobility will be making an entry in India with a highly advanced E-Scooter and cutting edge patented IoMT 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 will be introducing its shared mobility services with Ahamani e-scooter which boasts of 250 kgs load capacity, high gradeability and patented IoMT (Internet of Moving Things) system. Another defining characteristic is that the life cycle of the battery is quite high; this in fact is a breakthrough technology which no other brand is offering.The max speed is 85 km/hr and the range is 80-120km. It comes with UrDa Speed, which allows the scooter to charge 100% in just 20 minutes.
Commenting on the expansion, Ankit Kumar, Director & 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 South East Asia in the next 5 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 after sales. With the immense focus on EV industry by the Modi Government, Ahamani Group is looking forward to localise e-scooters and battery packs in India. We are already in talks with major automobile & ancillary companies to partner on manufacturing of e-scooters and battery packs.”
As per the reports of Morgan Stanley, it indicated that by 2030, 35% of the miles travelled in India will be on shared mobility which will further increase to 50% by 2040 making India, the global leader in the shared mobility space. In India, ride sharing market at Micro- Mobility is expected to reach USD 30 Billion by 2030.
Adding further, Kumar said “ 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.”
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. With EbikeGo operational capabilities and UrDa e-scooter and IoMT Technology, the partnership between both the company looks very promising and is aimed to commence operations by early September.