Unreasonable Impact | One of the World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fleets Is Providing Tomorrow’s Transportation, Today

by Brittany Lane
Sep 1, 2017 9:05 AM ET

Based in India, Lithium Urban Technologies is pioneering a shift toward more sustainable urban mobility, operating the most productive electric vehicle fleet in the world. This company is India’s first 100 percent, zero emission transport service, providing a large fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) along with highly trained and certified drivers. With the lowest energy cost per kilometer on the market, Lithium offers the cheapest and cleanest commercial transport option on the market – and it’s the largest fleet outside of China.

Sanjay Krishnan, co-founder and CEO of Lithium, discusses his mission of bringing a clean, shared, distributed and connected transportation option to the masses.

What inspired you to start this company?

I’ve had previous experiences with creating urban transportation solutions, especially with setting up India’s first organized private taxi service 15 years ago. My co-founder, Ashwin Mahesh, has done seminal work on municipal mass transit, urban land use planning, and civic governance over the last decade. He’s also a winner of the Ashoka Fellowship.

The need for a cleaner environment in India is so apparent. The opportunity and the business case to drive the adoption of renewables stares at us every moment of every day.

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