Mobycy, India’s dockless bicycle sharing startup has announced the unveiling of their e-bikes by the name of e-Bycy. The e-bicycles are powered by lithium ion batteries and are fitted with a 250-watt motor through which the company hopes to enable more effortless first and last-mile connectivity.
As per Mobycy the e-bikes can travel up to 40kms on full-charge and can reach a top speed of 20km/hr. They will soon be available on the Mobycy app, under the flash icon, at a price of Rs 15 per half hour of riding.
The intent behind introducing electronic-assist bicycles to their fleet of solutions is to provide everyday commuters with an efficient and faster way to move around while solving short-mile connectivity issues. The green-tech company claims to be evolving with the needs and aspirations of city commuters. Akash Gupta, Mobycy’s co-founder said, “With the introduction of smart and shared e-bikes in India, we are hopeful that a majority of new users will join our revolution of greener and healthier mobility.”
Incepted in 2017, The Gurgaon-based startup is now operating in 10 cities across India, including Delhi, NCR, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Sonipat, Jaipur and Chandigarh. For the initial phase, the e-bikes will only be available in the beta app version in Gurgaon and some parts of NCR. However, the brand is looking to make it available to all cities that they operate in.
Mobycy is a startup which is also recognised under the Indian Government’s DIPP-StartUpIndia program. They have leveraged technologies like integrated IoT-based GPRS lock technology, cashless wallet payments, geofencing, machine learning and more.