Ex-servicemen launch electric taxicab service in Bangalore


Bangalore, January 26 2021: MotherPod Innovations Private Limited, a first-of-its-kind Shared Mobility Solutions provider managed by ex-servicemen, and Electrodrive Powertrain Solutions Private Limited (Electra EV), have jointly  launched the ‘SainikPod Sit & Go’ mobility service in Bangalore,on Republic Day.
SainikPod Sit & Go is India’s first all-electric app-free mobility solution for last-mile commuting. Starting today, the SainikPod Sit & Go cars will be available in the city. The service has a Triple Safety policy that includes: a safer riding experience for passengers, healthier and pollution-free rides, and stringent sanitisation protocols.
 It makes local commuting extremely simple for people who find app-based ride-hailing services cumbersome and/or time-consuming. With SainikPod Sit & Go, all one needs to do is flag down an available car (evident from its green rooftop indicator). Once inside, the passenger books their ride by making a missed-call to a number provided in the vehicle. And that’s it! The passenger can then sit back as (s)he is safely escorted to their specified location.
The second USP of SainikPod Sit & Go is its painstaking attention to safety. Each specially-customised electric vehicle is outfitted with features including:
A secure acrylic partition to maintain social distance between the driver and passenger(s)
A Smart Meter to help MotherPod’s Sainik Control Room track the vehicle
A Panic Button
A Speed Governor to ensure a safe and comfortable ride

SanikPod Sit & Go follows stringent social distancing and safety protocols. The passenger-side interiors will be completely sanitised after each journey.

The company also plans to build a network of charging stations for its fleet. Currently, the SainikPod Sit & Go cars can travel around 120 kilometres on a single charge
“SainikPod, provides end-to-end Zero Carbon Footprint mobility solution. In addition to offering safety and security, this solution also achieves a major social objective of dignified resettlement of our exemplary Sainiks and their spouses,” said Rama Subramaniam, Promoter of MotherPod, and Managing Trustee, Sushil Swabhiman Trust.
“We are proud to be strategically associated with MotherPod, whose niche fleet solution is unique and useful to urban commuters and imbued with noble intent, providing employment to ex-servicemen,” said Samir Yajnik, Executive Director, Electra EV.