Mysuru first city to offer e-bikes to tourists-launched by B:Live
After Goa, Pondicherry and Gujarat, Mysuru will be the first city in Karnataka to offer e-bikes to tourists which is launched by B:Live, India’s first electric vehicle tourism initiative.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) making their way in every field whether be it in government organizations, racing, private and public places, as a safari in tiger reserve parks, in tourist places.
B:Live, a new electric vehicle startup from Goa, a venture by Arcis Clean Energy. The initiative is taken by Samarth Kholkar and Sandeep Mukherjee who wants to bring e-mobility in India. The company in a smaller duration of just three months made an impact.
It is the India’s first electric bike tour initiative to make Goa Green. The initiate is by Arcis Tours Pvt Ltd, in partnership with the Goa Tourism Development Corporation which offers e-bike tours. The company is in contract with the Government of Goa for 20 years to manage and operate electric vehicle tourism across the state.
Mysuru city explore on e-bikes
The heritage city can be explored using Eco-friendly vehicles protecting the city from the dangerous emissions from the vehicles. Most of the tourist visits the places such as Mysuru Palace, Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Brindavan Gardens and temples.
In that regard, to have an advantage and experience the vibrancy of the city, a start up company ExpiTours have introduced e-bikes, battery operated bicycles in association with B:Live.
B:Live COO and co-founder
The COO and co-founder of B:Live said that the tourists will be offered experiential tours on electric bikes to showcase the art, culture and heritage of Mysuru.
“Our aim is to provide a clean and green mode of transport to tourists to help reduce air pollution by tourist vehicles. The participants can see the real Mysuru,” he said.
It already launched commercially during Dasara but officially it will launch in two weeks. The rides will be a guided tour with the persons who have complete knowledge about Mysuru.
Rs.2000 will be charged for e-bikes
The e-bikes are designed in India and a person will be charged Rs 2,000 which includes one meal and a lot of fun. It is for three hours duration. The startup has made 3 hubs for tourists willing to take a tour at Grand Mercure, Windflower Resorts and Radisson.
Speaking to DH, V Rohith, founder of ExpiTours, said, “The start-up had a vision to promote sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. e-bikes can be pedalled and also run on battery operating system. India’s first e-bike tours, founded by Sandeep Mukherjee.
ExpiTours started two weeks ago with eight bikes and has added 10 more e-bikes to its fleet, he said.
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