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Electric vehicle tourism launched in Mysuru

Tourists on e-bikes in Mysuru on Monday.

Tourists on e-bikes in Mysuru on Monday.   | Photo Credit: M.A. SRIRAM

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Eco-tourism startup plans to introduce zero emission e-bikes in Hampi, Madikeri, Srirangapatna soon

Tourists can now go around Mysuru sightseeing its destinations in zero-emission electric vehicles, with the launch of Electric Vehicle Tourism Initiative here on Monday. The “green” transport is available for tourists and also locals at select places.

B:Live, an eco-tourism start-up, has launched the EV tourism concept, introducing the e-bikes which can be rented out. The e-bikes are presently available at Grand Mercure, Radisson Blu and Windflower, hospitality destinations, which have come forward to support the eco-friendly initiative by providing charging hubs and dockets for the e-bikes.

Mysuru is the first city in the State to get the startup’s EV tourism after Goa, Gujarat and Puducherry. Expitours, Mysuru is the experience partner of the startup which brings the e-tours live, a release said here.

B.S. Prashanth of the Mysore Travels Association, B:Live CEO and Co-founder Samarth Kholkar and COO and Co-founder Sandeep Mukherjee were present at the launch.

According to the start-up, the e-bikes deliver 50 km range per charge with digital screens for multi-info display and come with an accelerator and pedal-assist mode for safe and effortless riding.

“The services will be launched soon in Hampi, Kodagu and Srirangapatna,” said Shashi, who looks after the start-up’s PR, adding that each destination in Mysuru will have at least 50 e-bikes in the next few days. “Tourists and locals can take the ride buying the pre-paid token by submitting a valid ID proof,” he added.

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