Launches the first experience store in Hyderabad
- Will focus on offering an interactive multi-brand EV experience to all its customers online and offline along with interest-free EMIs and cardless loan facility
- Looking for more franchise partners to onboard across the country
India’s first EV experience platform, BLive, today announced that it is taking its Multi-brand EV Store platform offline with the launch of its first EV experience store in Hyderabad. BLive aims to offer an interactive experience to all its customers by showcasing electric two-wheelers (e2Ws) and electric bicycles (ebikes) designed and manufactured by Indian brands.
The experience store will enable users to get a deeper understanding of EVs in the market. EV enthusiasts can explore, experience, and purchase top E2W and ebike models from premium brands. Moreover, it is also looking to offer ease of ownership with simple interest-free EMIs, and cardless loan facility at all these stores. BLive is hoping to launch 100 offline stores by the next three years and has already received more than 200 applications for opening such stores across the country.
Highlighting the importance of store partners, Samarth Kholkar & Sandeep Mukherjee, Co-founders, BLive, said, “We look forward to welcoming like-minded partners to help us in our vision to drive EV adoption by masses and further extend support in promoting sustainable mobility. Our strategic alliances with several key players in the Indian EV industry and partnerships with hospitality will allow us to provide extensive support to our partners and deliver a premium consumer experience. I am happy to say that we already have several inquiries from potential partners and are optimistic about onboarding many new partners in the near future by offering easy finance to them.”
Initially, BLive will focus on launching these offline experience stores in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa. It also plans to drive a deeper penetration in tier-2 and tier-3 cities where customers struggle to shift to clean mobility due to lack of options and is on the lookout for more partners to open such stores across the country.
The development comes on the heels of BLive’s strategic partnership with Ather Energy for its charging grids across Goa and tourist locations across India. In 2020, the company launched India’s first online EV marketplace offering top brands of E-Cycles and E-Scooters. Brands like Hero Electric, Ampere, Hero Lectro, Go Zero and Kinetic Green are available on the BLive Store. BLive has already sold EVs to customers in 50 plus cities across India.
BLive, headquartered in Goa is India’s first Electric Vehicle Experience platform. It follows an experiential approach of driving adoption of Electric Mobility through BLive EV Tours and BLive EV Store. BLive EV Tours offers curated, authentic, and immersive local tours that can be experienced on smart, savvy, electric bikes. Customers can experience the joy of effortless riding and collect memories as they ride a new adventure off beaten trails. BLive is a top ranked activity on TripAdvisor across India and recipient of the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020. BLive EV Store showcases multi-brand EV Two Wheelers and has already sold to customers in over 50 cities across India.