Zoomcar launches PEDL - a cycle sharing service


Zoomcar has launched PEDL, the cycle sharing service at Rs. 10 per 30 minutes. PEDL will be beneficial for local use cases including last mile commuting.

Zoomcar currently operates PEDL in 3 cities - Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata with over 500 cycles. They expect to cross 10,000 cycles by the end of 2017 and have larger expansion plans for 2018. PEDL pickup points will be located in multiple localities in a city and the company aims to have one every 50-100 meters. Currently, in Bangalore the cycles are available at HSR Layout, Chennai - Besant Nagar and Kolkata - Golf Greens.

Just walk up to a PEDL location, pay via Paytm, and then drop the cycle off at any of the PEDL locations when you're done. Each PEDL cycle is designed to handle 2 years of intense use and has smart locks that can be unlocked using a QR code. It gets features like a custom designed aluminum alloy frame, drum brakes, an anti-slip chain, airless solid tyres, height adjustable seat and a storage basket. Zoomcar has also harnessed their IoT platform incorporating real-time GPS tracking, solar battery charging and a built-in alarm into the cycles.

As part of the expansion plan, anyone can be a host to the PEDL service. The hosts must provide the physical space and the Zoomcar team will handle the rest. As part of the remuneration, hosts will get a 25% discount on Zoomcar bookings, free luxury cars twice a year, free PEDL rides for a year, and several other benefits. PEDL partners include PayTM, McDonalds, Yatra, Goibibo and Quirk, with more expected to join later.

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