Bounce & CSC e-Gov join hands to boost smart mobility in the rural sector

CSC e- Governance Service India Limited

With a view to fostering a shift to economical and clean mobility, smart mobility solutions providing company Bounce has partnered with CSC e- Governance Service India Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle (CSC SPV) incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, to monitor the implementation of Common Services Centers Scheme (CSCs).

The representatives from both the organisations including – Dinesh Tyagi IAS, Managing Director, CSC SPV along with Gaurav Kumar Chaudhary, Head of CSC Rural e-Mobility Initiative, Common Services Center SPV, and Sachin Vasanth Shenoy, Vice President – Expansion, Bounce formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and exchanged the agreement in a ceremony held in New Delhi today.

According to the MoU, Bounce will expand its reach across rural India, using the network of the CSC to sell its products and services. Bounce will initially offer infinity e-scooters, fleet rental, and 2W/3W retrofitting range of its products in the rural markets, thereby bringing smart mobility solutions to the customers in the rural belt.

Sharing his views, Gaurav Kumar Chaudhary, Head of CSC Rural e-Mobility Initiative, Common Services Center SPV said, “CSC Rural e-Mobility is an initiative of CSC e-Governance Services India Limited (Common Services Center) which is formed as a Special Purpose Vehicle under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). CSC Rural e-Mobility promotes use of Electric Vehicles and Charging infrastructure across India through a strong and vibrant network of VLEs (Village Level Entrepreneurs) spread across the length and breadth of India.”

He added, “This partnership with Bounce will take this initiative forward where our VLEs will set up Dealerships for Bounce Infinity (New Electric scooter from Bounce), start Retrofit Franchises (Converting petrol 2 wheelers to electric) and also start fleet rental business in locations which has strong inflow of tourists. We are excited about this partnership and looking forward to creating value for all stakeholders involved.”

Through its consumer-centric offerings, Bounce will cater to more than seven lakh villages countrywide. Its fully-equipped centres will have highly skilled and trained village-level entrepreneurs. Further, it would be a one-stop solution whereby customers would get responses to all their queries related to finance and the product; enabling sales and services in a comprehensive manner to the end customers.

Talking about the initiative, Sachin Shenoy, Vice President – Expansion, Bounce said, “Our partnership with CSC is in line with the Government of India’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision. Mobility is a significant factor in rural areas, especially when it comes to commercial activities and it is the bridge between rural and urban India. Our partnership with CSC would play a significant role in enabling those living in rural India with the power of choice, to choose products and services that work for them. The CSC Village Level Entrepreneur (VLE) network would be instrumental in taking the proposition to the rural parts of India and achieving India’s carbon emission reduction goals.”