A pandemic is the perfect time for a reset. At least Vivekananda Hallekere, the co-founder of Bounce, thinks so.
Two months ago, the dockless scooter sharing platform was clocking 100,000 rides a day in its hometown of Bengaluru. According to an internal forecast, the company was on track to cross a million rides a day this year in the city. A new electric scooter fleet was also in the offing.
Covid-19 rammed the brakes on these ambitions. Not just for Bounce, but all mobility platforms. As the sector came to a near-complete halt for at least two months during India’s lockdown, vehicles idled away in expensive parking lots.