With Electric Vehicle transportation evolving, it is quite frequent these days to meet our prospective customers and end up having discussions on the future of mobility and not just solar. And most of the times the purchase of solar system just become a formality.
With talk going about various electric vehicles, batteries and charging points (can’t forget to mention the tide that TESLA built), we internally also have the future of mobility discussions. Generally ending up with Harsha being the sole speaker and we listen with our jaws dropping. And most of us don’t need any extra motivation for the next one week.
Enough with the introduction, in 2014, Harsha (MD, Founder, EcoSoch Solar) bought Mahindra E20. It was one of the first 4 seater electric cars in India. His idea for the use of electric vehicle was to stop completely using the IC engine car for personal use. As EcoSoch grew, the personal use came down drastically and it was almost a dedicated office car. And I had the privilege to probably drive it the second most.
It was not only electricity run but also one of the sleek cars on the road with the best pick-up. Considering the vehicle run within Bangalore(yes, we cross Hebbal bridge almost every day), sleeknes and pick-up takes over the range limit of 100 km. And the range limit taught us to be efficient with planning the meeting and timings. To the 95,000 odd km run by the car, we also have Joseph who has around 60,000 km E2O driving experience. That’s makes us 1.5 lakh km experience in our think tank.
As it goes with our philosophy of attention to detail, we believe that we now have enough field experience in really understanding a customers perspective on using an EV. This is not just on the cost and specs of an EV but the entire touch points of the user experience of electric mobility. This same belief is driving us forward in this space.
Following are some of our feat in the EV space till date:
Driving the EV for 1.5 lakh km and adding
Car charging station at Toyota facility in Bidadi in 2019
First solar carport for vehicle charging at Mahindra Electric in 2018
First solar powered Mobile Vocational Education(MoVE) van to train women, supported by United Nations 2012