New startups have been making the world easier for people as unique and innovative ideas keep coming to people’s minds. Startups like Swiggy and Zomato made our food needs easy; Grofers took care of the groceries and other needs, whereas Amazon and Flipkart are doing shopping for us, which saves a lot of time for people.
These doorstep delivery startups have been inspiring others too, and once such proof is how Indian Oil Corporation has decided to team up with Delhi-based startup- Pepfuels and Pune-based startup Repos Energy to allow doorstep delivery of fuel like diesel using mobile dispensers. The customers will place the order using mobile apps and websites of the companies, and the companies will take care of their needs.
The companies will deliver diesel within the same day once the order is placed. The customers will have to pay the delivery charge, and Repos will rely on a fuel delivery vehicle that’ll have a dispenser attached to a 6000-liter fuel tank to take care of the needs. Pepfuels will handle diesel delivery in the Delhi NCR region, and Repos will be responsible for Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru, Varanasi, and Raigarh. Pepfuels will be using an IoT-enabled fuel dispenser, which will be controlled by a cloud-based platform and eliminate the risk of wastage and other concerns.
A little about Pepfuel and Repos Energy
Pepfuel started its operations in January 2017, and Tikendra Yadav founded it. The company operates in the field of a housing society, manufacturing industries, hotels, offices, hospitals, and more.
Repos Energy was founded in 2017 by Chetan Walunj and Aditi Bhosale Wanuj and catered hotels like Taj, West In Hotel and Resorts, JW Marriot, and Radisson. They also provide services for Sunburn and Indian Premier League, among others.
The tie-up came at a time when the economic crisis in the country has reduced the demand for diesel. The consumption has declined from 7.8 million tons on May 19 to 5.8 million tons on September 19. This affected the refineries, and Indian Oil has to shut down units in two refinieries in September 2019.