Can BluSmart’s EV cabs overtake Uber, Ola?
- BluSmart’s cabs have got customers talking, investors curious. But there might be bumps ahead for the startup.
NEW DELHI : Sumit Kumar has seen the best of times, the worst of times. The 35-year-old driver has been driving cabs in Delhi for the better part of the last decade. Today, he is driving me to Gurgaon from Noida in a spiffy electric version of the Tata Tigor. It isn’t yet peak-hour traffic, but intermittent rain has slowed down progress. Despite the showers, Kumar didn’t cancel the cab booking, nor did he ghost his passenger. BluSmart, the three-year-old mobility startup that has helped me find this cab, didn’t demand twice the usual fare – the app promises no cancellations nor surge pricing. This is the second time I have taken a BluSmart cab. The fleet is made of new cars —most are Tata Tigor EVs launched only last year. They are cleaner and well-maintained and the drive itself is smooth.
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