ETO Motors, India’s No. 1 EMaaS (Electric Mobility as a Service) company has planned to deploy electric autos as last-mile connectivity to commuters driven by women at the metro stations in Delhi from August 2022 onwards.
ETO Motors has entered into an agreement with GMR Varalakshmi Foundation and MOWO (Moving Women), an NGO promoting safe mobility for women. MOWO will onboard and train women drivers for last-mile e-mobility services throughout the Delhi Metros. This initiative of ETO Motors aims to create sustainable income and enhancement opportunities for 300 women earners in the focus geography.
After deploying e-ricksaws at various Metro stations in the national capital region, another feather in the company’s already illustrious cap has been the awarding of 300 permits by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for running electric autos driven by women drivers to provide last-mile connectivity to its commuters.
The e-autos driven by women would be blue and lilac in color to increase visibility from the commuter’s point of view. The first phase of over 50 E-auto fleet operations would begin in August 2022. This is another program by the company to fast-track the process of transitioning over a hundred thousand drivers to electric vehicles through the captive ‘Green Future’ program.