Uber-Mahindra Electric Vehicle fleet tie-up
As we informed you Tata Nano EV (Jayem Neo) would enter the Ola cabs fleet, Now Uber-Mahindra electric vehicle fleet to go on road by March 2018. Both the companies joined hands to induct electric vehicles. Mahindra electric has two vehicles, the E2o Plus and E-Verito, both the electric offerings would be inducted in USA based-Uber fleet. The cars would be available to be booked in Delhi and Hyderabad in the first phase and then expanding to other states. The total number of cars to be inducted is yet to be decided.
Speaking on collaboration Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra and Mahindra said, “As the pioneers of electric vehicles in the country, we would like to be at the forefront, leading this change toward smart and sustainable mobility solutions. Our collaboration with Uber is an important step to help accelerate the large scale adoption of electric vehicles on shared mobility platforms, and meet the nation’s vision for EVs”
The beginning three months of the pilot project will let Uber-Mahindra electric vehicle fleet to prepare the infrastructure requirements for coherent smooth trips. Tata Motors and Mahindra recently bagged a portion to supply 10,000 electric vehicles to the government of India.
Madhu Kannan, chief business officer at Uber India and emerging markets, said that in line with the government’s vision, the company aims to build a more sustainable future of mobility, moving more people needing on demand service with more efficient vehicle trips. “We see a key role in high efficiency vehicle technologies and therefore this collaboration with Mahindra & Mahindra will be beneficial for not just Uber but for our driver partners too in cities where we operate,” Kannan said.
With the government’s electric vehicle order plus the tie up with Uber and previously Ola, Mahindra Electric is expected to ramp up its production to meet the increased demand. At present Mahindra produces around a 100 cars per month, which would be raised upto 1000 cars in coming months.