ETO Motors has entered into an agreement with GMR Varalakshmi Foundation and MOWO, an NGO promoting safe mobility for women, to on-board and train women drivers for last mile last-mile connectivity at Delhi Metro Stations. The initiative of ETO Motors aims to create sustainable income and enhancement opportunities for 300 women earners Delhi. The women will be provided with skill enhancement training, continued guidance and help to run e-autos, thereby improving their employability or helping them become micro-entrepreneurs.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded 300 permits to ETO Motors for running electric autos driven by women drivers to provide last-mile connectivity to its commuters. The e-autos driven by women would be blue and lilac in color to increase visibility from the commuter’s point of view.
The first phase of over 50 E-auto fleet operations would begin from August 2022. Under its ‘Green Future’ program, ETO Motors plans to transition a hundred thousand drivers to electric vehicles.
“We have already trained 100 young unemployed women to drive electric autos in Kevadia city of Gujarat. We are now adding 300 electric autos at the Metro Stations in Delhi,” says Deepankar Tiwari, Non-Executive Vice Chairman, ETO Motors.
ETO’s EV charging solution – Thunderbox, will be installed across Delhi at various metro stations, in residential societies, and malls. This will help all the women drivers to have easy access to the charging points for e2W and e3W addressing driver’s range anxiety.