Passenger Vehicles

BluSmart and CITROËN sign MoU for 4000 Citroën ë-C3 EVs

BluSmart, India’s leading born-electric, full stack, vertically integrated eMobility ride hailing service and EV charging infrastructure network, has signed an MoU with Citroën, the leading French automaker, to integrate 4,000 electric vehicles (EVs) into its fleet. This move is a key milestone that aligns seamlessly with the surging consumer preference for sustainable transportation alternatives. As part of the initial phase, 125 Citroën ë-C3 were flagged off from BluSmart’s EV charging superhub in Bangalore.

The new Citroën ë-C3 – all-electric compact SUV will augment BluSmart’s growing fleet of 7,000 EVs. The Citroën ë-C3 offers a commendable range of 320 kms as per ARAI and features state-of-the-art fast charging technology, capable of achieving a ~full charge in less than an hour. Citroën’s famed Advanced Comfort Program combines intuitive technology and space to offer an elevated ride experience for all passengers. Its spacious interior, coupled with a generous 315-litre boot, caters seamlessly to travelers’ luggage requirements, particularly suiting airport transfers, a significant segment of BluSmart’s services.

Commenting on the partnership with Citroën, Anmol Jaggi, Co-founder & CEO, BluSmart said, “Having a shared vision of achieving net-zero mobility and providing high standards in safety of automobiles, Citroën is the ideal partner for BluSmart.  With the mission to decarbonise mobility at scale, we are dedicated to constructing a comprehensive EV mobility ecosystem in India, encompassing the nation’s largest all-electric ride-hailing service and an extensive network of EV charging superhubs. As more OEMs embrace eMobility, and our fleet expands, we are poised to address the burgeoning demand for ride-hailing services in megacities while offering riders a diverse range of advanced EVs.

The onboarding of these EVs was facilitated through Assure by BluSmart, a unique opportunity for retail and institutional investors with access to capital to help finance the transition to electric mobility. Through Assure, institutions can finance the purchase of electric cars and lease them to BluSmart against fixed rentals.” added Anmol Jaggi.

Flagging off the first BluSmart Citroën ë-C3 into service, Shishir Mishra, Brand Director, Citroën India, said, “This collaborative effort between Citroën and BluSmart signifies a shared vision for a sustainable future in the realm of electric mobility, reaffirming our commitment to shaping a cleaner and greener transportation ecosystem. The ë-C3’s smart design, operational range, fast charging capabilities, and intuitive technology, are both comfortable and practical, making it an attractive proposition for passengers and fleet operators. BluSmart’s foray in the shared electric mobility space is a well applauded initiative, that offers convenient and safe urban mobility with zero emissions strengthening our collective mission to decarbonize cities by making EVs mainstream.”

BluSmart is building an integrated energy-infrastructure-mobility business and its born-electric technology stack, built indigenously, operates 7,000 BluSmart EVs and has completed over 12.5 million all-electric trips, having covered 410 million clean kms, saving 30 million kgs of CO2, since inception. BluSmart also owns and operates 4,400 EV Chargers across its 36 EV Charging superhubs spread across 1.5 million sq. ft. in densely populated megacities of Delhi NCR and Bangalore. Recently BluSmart entered into a multi-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tata Power Trading Company Ltd. (TPTCL) to source green power. This strategic collaboration makes BluSmart the first mobility player in India to transition from zero tailpipe emissions to a zero-emissions company, a significant step towards its commitment to ‘Decarbonise Mobility at Scale’.