Mahindra and Mahindra have collaborated with Meru cabs to deploy a pilot EV project in Hyderabad. Meru cabs is the third after Ola and Zoomcar to join hands with Mahindra for the project. The project is aimed at promoting electric mobility and will see a fleet of Mahindra eVeritos joining the Meru fleet. Not only in Hyderabad, but both Mahindra and Meru have plans to replicate the same model in other Indian cities soon.
Speaking on the collaboration Mahesh Babu, CEO Mahindra Electric said, "As pioneers of electric mobility, we at Mahindra Electric are happy to lead electric fleet adoption in India and are glad to partner with Meru for pilot deployment of eVeritos in Hyderabad. This is definitely going to make it easier for the city to adopt EV technology and will also be in line with our constant endeavor to make EVs more accessible to a larger urban population. We believe that innovative and unique partnership models like this pilot, will lead the way towards sustainable transportation in urban cities. We are now looking forward to working with Meru to have this project rolled out to more cities."
Mahindra is currently the only automaker to sell electric cars in India. The auto giant sells the Mahindra eVerito sedan and Mahindra E20 electric car along with eSupro electric Cargo & Passenger Van.
Talking about the new initiative, Nilesh Sangoi, CEO of Meru, said, “Electric Vehicle ecosystem is growing at a rapid pace towards the inflection point where it would soon bridge the viability gap. EVs’ potential to bring down the air pollution levels and savings in country’s energy bills is unparalleled. Government is actively promoting adoption of EVs through National Electric Mobility Mission and other initiatives through various ministries. We are launching a pilot in Hyderabad with Mahindra eVerito sedan cars in association with AimGreen. Based on the learnings of this pilot, we will expand this initiative to induct more EVs in our network in other cities that we operate in. Over next 4 years, we intend to move the major part of our fleet to EVs. We believe that this initiative will greatly benefit the society, consumers and also enhance the earnings of our driver partners.”
The customers can book the Electric Mahindra eVerito in Hyderabad through Meru’s mobile apps, website and their call centre while it will also be available at the Meru Zone at Hyderabad airport. The services will be available at the same fare as governed by the Telangana Government’s radio taxi fares for sedans. With this initiative, both the companies are hoping to harness EVs' potential to bring down the air pollution levels and allow for savings in country's energy bills. They hope to be a part of the government's initiative for adoption of EVs through National Electric Mobility Mission and other initiatives through various ministries. It seems to be a great initiative by the Indian auto giant. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on Mahindra Electric Vehicles.