BLive opens its first-ever store in Rourkela, the steel city of Odisha

BLive, India’s fastest-growing multi-brand electric vehicle platform, has forayed into the state of Odisha with its first multi-brand experience store in Rourkela. The store was inaugurated in the presence of MLA Sarada Prasad Nayak and other dignitaries.
With a network of over 20 franchisee-owned stores, BLive has assisted over 2,500 families and businesses to switch to electric. The store has on display electric vehicles from renowned brands such as Kinetic Green, Hero Lector, LML – Detel, Batt:re, Gemopia, Techo Electra, E-Motorrad, and others.

Samarth Kholkar, CEO & Co-Founder, BLive, said “We are excited to enter Odisha with our first-ever store in Rourkela. The store will provide people with the opportunity to ‘try and buy’ EVs for a confident transition to electric mobility. The store will also facilitate home demos and provide customers with information on exciting offers and easy finance options. In addition to providing a range of environmental and economic benefits over conventional vehicles, electric vehicles are also powerful and reliable.”
According to its EV Policy announced in February last year, the Odisha government had said that it will provide a 15 per cent subsidy on the purchase of electric vehicles.

For two-wheelers, the subsidy will be 15 percent of the cost, up to a maximum of `5,000.
The cap on a 15 per cent subsidy for three-wheelers is `10,000, and for four-wheelers, it is `50,000. The scheme will be in place till December 31, 2025. In addition to the subsidy, the Odisha government has announced the exemption of registration fees and motor vehicle taxes on all categories of electric vehicles.
Commenting on the launch, the proprietor of the Blive store in Rourkela, Akshay Praharaj said, “We request people from all walks of life to visit the store and explore our range of electric vehicles, and learn about why electric mobility is the need of the hour.”

While speaking at the occasion, Sandeep Mukherjee, Co-Founder, BLive said, “While EVs are quickly gaining traction among the masses, there is mild apprehension about their performance and reliability, among consumers. We aim to debunk these myths by providing the consumers with a holistic ‘touch and try’ experience and negate apprehensions about switching to electric, if any”.

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