DFC aims to promote inclusive financing for EV adoption across India with its $5 million investment in Revfin – EQ Mag
Revfin plans to utilize the funds for new products and expansion to new geographies.
New Delhi : Revfin Services Private Limited, a pioneer and leader in the Indian EV Financing space has secured $5 million from the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The investment is part of DFC’s Portfolio for Impact and Innovation and seeks to promote inclusive financing for EV adoption in India.
Revfin plans to finance 2 million electric vehicles in the next five years. The company has already invested in over 21800+ electric three wheelers and elevated the living standards of underserved segments, including 24% of women borrowers. The funds raised from DFC will further bolster Revfin’s plan to emerge as a leader in India’s EV financing space and introduce new products by diversifying into two-wheelers for last-mile deliveries, four-wheelers for mid-mile cargo delivery, and ride-share taxis.
Sameer Aggarwal, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Revfin stated, “The EV industry in India has tremendous potential and also provides good employment prospects. The growth of the industry is restricted due to the limited financing options. Having a forward-looking institution like DFC investing in Revfin will help scale EV adoption and increase financial inclusion. This investment will help us improve access to attractive financing solutions, which can be critical in driving EV demand and achieving carbon neutrality for India.”
“DFC’s partnership with Revfin will help support inclusive EV financing and grow EV adoption in India,” said Jim Polan, Vice President of DFC’s Office of Development Credit. “This investment demonstrates DFC’s ability to mobilize capital to support Indian innovation and provide financial opportunities for underserved communities in India.”
Revfin provides potential buyers of different types of EVs (e2W, e3W, L5 and small fleets through OEMs and fleets) with financing products which verify the borrowers’ identities and then disburse loans to them digitally and quickly (within 16 mins) with low-level of NPAs (less than 2%). Revfin’s proprietary method uses psychometrics, biometrics, telematics, gamification, and geo-limiting to underwrite risks.
With over 456+ million zero-emission kilometers enabled, 43650+ tons of CO2 emission saved, 21800+ jobs created, and 7.6 million lives impacted positively (directly or indirectly), Revfin is already making its presence felt in the fight against climate change.
Striving to work towards improving financial inclusion in India, RevFin (RevFin Services Private Limited) is an advanced digital consumer lending platform that makes getting a loan convenient and accessible to all individuals. The fintech platform has its own NBFC to issue the loan amount using non-traditional data and the three key techniques – Biometrics, Psychometrics and Gamification.
Revfin recently entered the 4W EV segment by financing 2BYD electric vehicles in collaboration with Zappit for airport pick-up services. It has also broadened its financing options by partnering with Best Way, MLR Auto SKS Trading (Aarzoo), Energy Electric Vehicles (Udaan), and Sun Mobility, a battery swapping company that caters to Piaggio EV. Revfin Mobility, which includes 4-Wheeler, 2-Wheeler, and 3-Wheeler Cargo through Fleet Aggregator partnerships, has also entered the electric vehicle leasing business, creating a micro secondary market for EVs.