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Bounce vs Yulu: e-scooters or hybrid cycles, what’ll make it in India?

It’s a race between two approaches. On one track is Bounce’s refurbished e-scooter—easy to put together but comes with a dubious history. On the other is Yulu’s mutant bicycle—cost-heavy but has a sustainable model. India’s ride-sharing space is getting more and more interesting, but who’ll make it through?


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Ceiling-to-floor whiteboards cover the walls of the second floor sun-lit office. One date, in a bold red circle, is unmissable. “We will be launching our EV [electric vehicle] operations by 15 April. 1,000 electric scooters across Bengaluru,” says Vivekananda Hallekere, co-founder at India’s largest two-wheeler ride-sharing company, Bounce, whose office this is. Hallekere talks in…

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