In order that logistics cost, travel time and carbon footprint be reduced, SpiceJet has tied up with startup eee-Taxi to deploy a fleet of electric vehicles for movement of its employees. The move is aimed towards the company’s commitment towards sustainability goals.
The company said in a statement – “In the first phase, the airline has deployed a fleet of premium (electric) vehicles across the Delhi-NCR region, including Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and Faridabad.”
The services will then be extended to other cities pan India as well.
The statement also said that the eee-Taxi’s smart algorithm will help the airline optimise its operations by reducing the travel time to airports while enhancing the trip and journey management. Through route and cab optimisation, the airline is eyeing to save costs up to 30 per cent per vehicle in a 12 hour time horizon. The entire operation of these electric vehicles will be commanded via Network Operation Centre (NOC) managed and controlled by Spicejet.
There will also be quality checks for timely dispatch and constant tracking in order to provide a seamless and safe experience to all the crew members of the airline.