BLive opens new multibrand EV store in Kolkata – ET Auto

From L-R Store owner Vijay Kumar Patodia, Chief Guest Lopamudra Mandal, BLive Regional Manager (East India) Debashish Ghoshal

New Delhi: Multi brand EV platform BLive has opened its first EV Experience store at CIT Road, Scheme VIM, near Phoolbagan P.S, Kolkata, West Bengal.

Through the store, BLive aims to offer multibrand EVs including electric two-wheelers, electric bicycles (e-bikes) and electric delivery vehicles all designed and manufactured by Indian brands. Like all other BLive stores, this new store will also have an in-house quick service kiosk, battery swap facilities and EV charging infrastructure, the company said in a statement.

The new store will showcase over 20 brands including Kinetic Green, Techo Electra, Gemopai, BattRE, Detel, E-Motorad, and others from charging solutions to post Sales service packages.

Sandeep Mukherjee, COO and co-founder, BLive, said, “We are excited to launch our first store in Kolkata. Our experience stores are geared to build awareness, drive accessibility and affordability of EVs. Our larger vision is to accelerate EV adoption in India and to help promote sustainable mobility.”

“While EVs are gaining momentum, there is apprehension due to lack of information among the consumers. We aim to bridge this gap by providing the consumers with a holistic ‘touch and try’ experience and allay any apprehensions switching to electric. With every store we open, we are taking a step closer to our mission of – EV in every home in India,” he said.

The store will provide an extensive after-sales EV care experience, including roadside assistance, easy finance options, comprehensive service packages and e-mobility spares parts.

Vijay Kumar Patodia, SunGreen Power and Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd, said, “We are excited and looking forward to our partnership with BLive as this association gives us an opportunity to be part of the EV wave. Also having a multi-brand EV store allows us to offer more products and unique experiences to our customers.”

BLive launched its first few multi-brand EV experience stores in South and West India.

The company said it plans to drive a deeper penetration in tier-2 and tier-3 cities.

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