Shride: An E-Bike Rental Start-up In Pune With The ‘Go Green’ Concept

Shikha Chaurasia

Pune, September 29, 2020: Shride India Private Limited is a start-up by a young entrepreneur Neelabja Saha (22) from Kolkata who is currently pursuing engineering from Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune.

Shride which means ‘share and ride’ is one of the leading rental company for electric vehicles. It was launched to provide people with the most economical way of commute without harming the environment.

Shride firmly believes in the ‘Go Green’ concept and wants to make the planet more hospitable for future generations and communities. This is the reason why Shride only provides rentals of electric vehicles.

In a candid interview with the Punekarnews.in, Neelabja Saha opens up about his journey with the company.

He says, “When I came to Pune, one of the major problems I faced was related to transportation. The only alternatives I could turn to for commuting were either Ola or Uber cabs which are not very economical for students. Therefore, I decided to come up with something different. With the coming revolution of e-vehicles and my firm belief in environment-friendly practices, I decided to launch ‘Shride’. It was launched on February 7, 2020.”

Shride is unique than the other rental companies in the market because-

1.    Cost Beneficial– Shride charges Rs 44 per hour and you can rent your e-bikes at very low rates. Since these are electric vehicles, you can save money on excessive fuel costs.

2.    No Driving license required– Shride has a wide range of e-bikes to choose from. They have a wide variety of bikes that do not require any driving license to ride. They also have some bikes which do not require a key. It starts with a remote.

3.    Hassle-free travel– Shride provides support guarantee and has 30 support centres across Pune city. In case of emergency, Shride will assist its customers. They also provide home delivery and pickup services with all safety measures like first aid kit, helmet, mask and sanitizers if required by the customers.

Shride provides a charged battery with the bike which can last for 80-100 kilometres.

Neelabja told Punekarnews.in that Shride has also sponsored an artist from the Pune Municipal Corporation to do graffiti art on the streets of Pune city. They have painted 30 walls up till now. Shride wants to give a new youth face to the city.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shride is currently providing rental services only till 10 pm. Soon, with the relaxation in the restricted areas in Pune, Shride will provide 24 hours of rental services.

You can now rent e-bikes through SHRIDE app which is available on Google Play Store and App Store-Apple. 

Neelabja Saha