SpiceJet ties up with eee-Taxi to deploy electric vehicles for employees
SpiceJet on Wednesday said it has tied up with startup eee-Taxi to deploy a fleet of electric vehicles for movement of its employees so that the logistics cost, travel time and carbon footprint can be reduced.
"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," SpiceJet's statement noted.
The airline is now looking at extending the service pan-India in a phased manner, it said.
The move aims to significantly reduce employee logistics cost, travel time and carbon footprint thus fulfilling its commitment towards sustainability goals, it mentioned.
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, it said.
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"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," it noted.
The entire operation of these electric vehicles will be commanded via Network Operation Centre(NOC) managed and controlled by Spicejet, it said.
"The e-Taxis will go through quality checks to ensure timely dispatch and constant tracking in order to provide a seamless and safe experience to all the crew members of the airline," it added.