BluSmart Launches Electric Ride-Hailing Service in Dubai

Indian ride-hailing startup BluSmart has officially commenced testing operations of the ride-hailing service in Dubai. The move, which has been anticipated for several months.

BluSmart to challenge established players like Careem, Uber, and Hala in the UAE’s largest city.

Co-founder Anmol Jaggi confirmed to TechCrunch that a pilot program started on Tuesday with a fleet of 100 Audi E-Tron SUVs and 130 drivers. The formal launch is scheduled for early June.

Initial Operations

Sources indicate BluSmart planned its Dubai debut in early 2023, despite initial denials by CBO Tushar Garg in March last year.

Planning 

Co-founder Punit Goyal later confirmed in a local media interview that launches in Abu Dhabi and Dubai were planned for November and December.

Planning 

BluSmart operates over 7,300 EVs, covering nearly 286 million miles. Aiming to expand to 10,000 EVs by the end of 2024, it underscores its commitment to growth and sustainability in ride-hailing.

Fleet Expansion Goals