New Delhi: 27-year-old Aryan Pankaj, a businessman is someone who loves to take care of the environment and remain fit. His office is within the 3 kilometer radius from his home, on most days he walks to work simply to avoid unnecessary load on the planet’s deteriorating air quality. But due to time constraint, he relies on his car for the daily commute. This is not just about Aryan, thousands of people in India use one or the other mode of transport to cover even short distances. As a result, today, air pollution in India is the fifth highest cause of deaths among all health risks, as stated recently by the ‘State of Global Air 2019’ study.
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To help people like Aryan and motivate more and more people to go green and reduce vehicular emission load in India, where as much as two-thirds of deaths from air pollution are attributed to exhaust emissions from diesel vehicles, as stated by researchers from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), a UK based GoZero Mobility has launched two electric bikes. ‘Mile’ and ‘One’ are the two electric bikes that have entered the electric automobile market in India at a cost of ₹ 29,999 and ₹ 32,999 respectively.
Making an official statement, highlighting how the company aims to change the electric mobility sector in India, GoZero Mobility, Chief Executive Officer, Ankit Kumar said,
With the government giving a significant focus to electric mobility in India, especially with the two-wheelers, it is an appropriate time for us to be here.
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All You Need To Know About GoZero Electric Bikes
While one of the two bikes launched by GoZero – Mile is best suited for daily commute and is powered by a 300 Watt Hours (Wh) battery which gives it a range of 45 kms. Whereas, one is the flagship model for trekking and off-road purpose and is powered by a 400 Wh battery which gives it a range of 60 km. The electric bikes come with features like disc brakes, cruise control, display screen and aims to make cycling faster and convenient for users so that this mode of transport can be adopted by a large number of people easily.
The other main benefit of these electric bikes is that it comes with a swappable battery which means you can take them out and plug it into the regular power sockets. It’s similar to charging your phone and it takes just 2.5 hours for a full charge.
For now, the company is targeting metro cities only, the aim is to open 80 dealerships in the country in the next three years along with 18 experience centres across the country.
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollution, clean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.