Gurugram-based automobile servicing platform GoMechanic has roped in former Ashok Leyland executive Suyash Kumar to head its e-mobility business.
In the new role, Kumar will be responsible for building an integrated electric vehicle (EV) strategy for the company and building the right talent in the unit to ensure effective delivery, GoMechanic said in a statement.
“We were looking at someone to anchor our EV strategy which is a critical and integral part of our plan to be ahead of the curve when it comes to EV maintenance, servicing and related areas in India,” said Kushal Karwa, co-founder, GoMechanic.
Prior to GoMechanic, he led business management for Ashok Leyland’s electric mobility, eMobility-as-a-service (eMaaS). “The stint at Ashok Leyland provided me substantial insights into the EV industry and specifically around the EV ecosystem,” said Kumar.
An Indian School of Business alumnus, Kumar earned his management in business administration (MBA) in 2017.
Kumar claims the company’s presence in the Indian market will help it provide EV infrastructure like charging points and maintenance services across several cities.
GoMechanic inked an exclusive service and maintenance partnership with Revolt Motors in September. The company revealed that it is making several infrastructure renovations at its workshops to accommodate dedicated EV servicing bays.
Revolt Motors is India’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled electric motorcycle.
GoMechanic was founded in 2016 by two Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) graduates, Kushal Karwa and Amit Bhasin.
It is a technology-enabled car service center with over 150 repair workshops across Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Mohali, and Panchkula.
It claims to serve over 1 million cars and is targeting 10 million customers by 2021.