Announces initiative for sample collection in remote areas using customised Hero Electric Bikes
Hero Electric announced its Be Safe – Keep Safe program in collaboration with Pathkind Diagnostics to provide end to end, completely safe and fully sanitised sample collection process across the country. This initiative has a two-pronged advantage as not only will it help detect (and hence combat) Covid-19 cases, the use of electric bikes ensures the harm to the environment is mitigated. Further, being electric scooters, riders will avoid shared mobility or visits to petrol pumps where currency exchange poses a problem.
Hero Electric scooters come with portable light weight Li-batteries that get fully charged in four hours, giving riders a range of more than 100km, with the option of a third battery increasing range to over 150km. This provides a perfect solution for a ‘home to home’ commute at a fraction of a cost of a public transport or even a petrol bike. These custom Hero Electric scooters will come with a cargo compartment. This would allow riders to safely take and transport samples efficiently and securely across Pathkind’s centres.
Commenting on the collaboration, Sanjeev Vashishta, MD and CEO, Pathkind Diagnostics said, “This coming together of Pathkind and Hero Electric is of great significance for us and our belief which is ‘prevention is better than cure’ as timely diagnosis prevents people from falling sick, extensive use of EVs would ensure longitivity of our planet. Having our fleet converted to electric powered two-wheelers is going to have multi-fold merits in our operations. It will greatly help riders to practice social distancing and also increase the response time and efficiency while keeping costs under check. The key to being an efficient diagnostics lab is to provide quick turnaround time to the patients in terms of collection of their samples and providing the reports expeditiously to facilitate early treatment of the disease. This tie-up will help our customers, patients, riders and us to achieve that while keeping in check the health and hygiene aspect of everyone and in the process being eco-friendly.”
Talking about the partnerships and its importance Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric said, “We are delighted to partner with Pathkind Diagnostics. This is just a start of EVs tapping into and giving organisations a very compelling alternative mobility solution. This is, of course, aimed to save the environment, reduce costs while increasing the efficiency and revenue for the organisations. Through this partnership, both Hero Electric and Pathkind are paving the road to a cleaner, greener, and healthier environment. Hero Electric will continue to work towards strengthening its B2B portfolio and drive eco-friendly change in the industry while also helping organizations realise the benefits of the electric-powered fleet to the ICE fleet.”