MoEVing, an electric vehicle startup, has raised $5 million in a follow-on initial investment round that includes both stock and debt money. BeyondTeq, GCC family offices, Strides One, TradeCred, N+1 Capital, and Nitish Mittersain of Nazara Technologies were among the investors in the round.
MoEVing will use the new funds to improve its web platform and extend its presence in India. The EV firm also wants to add 10,000 electric cars to its fleet, including four-wheelers. To present, MoEVing has raised $10 million in funding through its current fundraising efforts.
Mragank Jain and Vikash Mishra founded MoEVing in 2021 to provide intra-city last-mile deliveries, energy infrastructure, and financial solutions. It serves enterprises in a variety of industries, including ecommerce, egrocery, FMCG, logistics, and direct-to-consumer (D2C). It also collaborates with OEMs, drivers, and financial institutions to address issues that EV owners face when they switch to electric vehicles.
MoEVing fund raising
MoEVing claims to have over 1000 electric vehicles in 14 cities across nine states. Its fleet is mostly made up of two- and three-wheelers.
The company wants to expand to more than 30 Indian towns and establish a national footprint. By 2023, it aims to build over 100 charging stations across the country.
MoEVing received $5 million in startup finance in December of last year. D.S. Brar of Aragen Life Sciences, Anshuman Maheshwary of IIFL Wealth and Asset Management, Srihari Raju Kalidindi of Viyash Life Sciences, Ashish Goel of Urban Ladder, and tech entrepreneur Krishnadeva Veerareddy were among the investors in the round.
In the EV space, MoEVing is up against Ola Electric, Ather Energy, Altigreen Propulsion Labs, 3EV Industries, and Euler Motors.
Indian EV market
The whole Indian EV market was valued at $1,434.04 billion in 2021 and is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 47.09 percent to $15,397.19 billion by 2027.
A flurry of funding and acquisition activities are currently taking place in the electric vehicle industry. Jindal Worldwide recently acquired Mumbai-based electric vehicle startup Earth Energy through its subsidiary Jindal Mobilitric. Jindal Worldwide has joined the electric vehicle market with this acquisition.
Jindal Mobilitric will acquire Earth Energy’s commuter scooter brands, Glyde SX and Glyde SX+, as well as commuter and cruiser motorbike brands, Evolve R and Evolve S, as part of the acquisition.