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Mahindra deploys 50 e-vehicles on Uber platform in Hyderabad

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on April 25, 2019 Published on April 25, 2019

M&M’s e20 (file photo)

Plans to roll out in other cities too

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., has deployed 50 electric vehicles on the Uber platform in Hyderabad.

After its test phase, it plans to deploy EVs in other cities where charging infrastructure gets developed.

Mahindra had earlier announced its strategic collaboration with Uber, to explore the deployment of electric vehicles on its platform in several cities across India.

In Hyderabad, Mahindra’s electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include the e 2 oPlus hatch and the eVerito sedan. To make this model sustainable, Mahindra has worked closely with public and private players who have initially set-up over 30 common use charging points across multiple locations in the city.

Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric said, “As the pioneers of electric mobility in India we have always been at the forefront of smart and sustainable mobility. Our collaboration with Uber is aimed at accelerating the large scale adoption of electric vehicles on shared mobility platforms, thereby driving a positive change in daily commute.”

“Going forward we plan to further deploy our vehicles across multiple cities on the Uber platform,” he said.

Deepankar Tiwari, Head, Vehicle Solutions, Uber, Asia Pacific, said, “Uber is committed towards adoption of cleaner and environmentally friendly technologies to power urban mobility and our partnership with Mahindra and Mahindra is a step in that direction.’’

These vehicles will be deployed through partners such as A to Z universal solutions and others to begin with in Hyderabad. This will make it easier to adopt electric mobility and enable the cities to be more environment friendly.

As part of this collaboration, both the companies will also explore deployment of Mahindra electric vehicles in other cities. The joint deployment of electric vehicles will further reinforce the strong relationship between Mahindra and Uber.

As one of the companies to adopt to the electric vehicles, Mahindra has deployed more than 14,000 vehicles in the country and sees this as big unfolding opportunity to play a role in the country’s electric mobility ecosystem.

These EVs have capacity to return 180 km on single charge but with AC and in busy traffic conditions could run up about 140 km. It takes about 90 minutes for single charge.

Published on April 25, 2019
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