It was recently revealed that BLive, the multi-brand EV store platform, would be going offline with the opening of its first physical EV experience store in Hyderabad, India. At this offline store, BLive promises to provide electric two-wheelers (e2Ws) and electric bicycles (e-bikes) designed and manufactured by Indian brands.
The company launched the country’s first online EV marketplace in 2020, selling major EV companies’ e-cycles and e-scooters. Ampere Electric and BLive in September 2021 have teamed up. BLive and Ampere will assist in showcasing a previously unseen and undiscovered India via an Electric Scooter.
With BLive, Ampere electric scooters will play a vital role in encouraging zero-emission commuting, boosting the cause of responsible and sustainable tourism across India’s most popular holiday destinations. Customers looking for cost-effective and ecologically friendly mobility choices prefer Ampere because the scooters can go great distances on a single charge, allowing for uninterrupted travel between tourist attractions.
They can also be charged by plugging them into any power outlet, much like regular phones. These lightweight scooters are simple to drive, maneuver in traffic, and park, even for older citizens, ladies, and teenagers. They have demonstrated superiority in frequent start-stop-go operations, as proven by Ampere’s 100,000 clients.
BLive will initially focus on creating these physical experience stores in the South Indian market, with Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as priority markets. It also intends to expand into tier-2 and tier-3 cities, where customers are finding it difficult to transition to clean mobility due to a lack of options and are looking for more partners to create similar outlets around the country.
BLive & Ather Energy
Blive has launched a partnership with Ather Energy to promote electric vehicle adoption in tourist locations across the country, with a focus on Goa. It is expected that by the end of this month, the collaboration would have installed five charging stations in Goa and another 15 in total by year’s end.
Indians can purchase electric bicycles and scooters via the company’s online EV marketplace beginning in 2020. On the BLive Store, you can find brands like Hero Electric, Ampere, Hero Lectro, Go Zero, Lightspeed, both online and offline.
The BLive will exhibit Ather Energy’s electric scooters through product experiences and provide pre-bookings for customers as part of the agreement. By giving space for BLive EV Zones, the GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corporation) is also contributing to this green movement. The EV Zones will be set up throughout the hotels in the area.
Top E2W and ebike models from premium brands are available for EV enthusiasts to explore, test, and buy. Furthermore, it intends to provide ease of ownership through easy interest-free EMIs and a cardless loan service at all of these locations. BLive plans to build 100 offline stores in the next three years, and it has already received more than 200 applications from across the country.
Samarth Kholkar & Sandeep Mukherjee, Co-founders, BLive, said, “We look forward to welcoming like-minded partners to help us in our vision to drive EV adoption by masses and further extend support in promoting sustainable mobility. Our strategic alliances with several key players in the Indian EV industry and partnerships with hospitality will allow us to provide extensive support to our partners and deliver a premium consumer experience. I am happy to say that we already have several inquiries from potential partners and are optimistic about onboarding many new partners in the near future by offering easy finance to them.”