Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.,
part of the US$ 19 billion Mahindra Group, has announced that it will
collaborate with Uber, the global transportation technology company, to explore
the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) on the Uber platform in several
cities across India.
To begin with, the companies
will deploy hundreds of electric vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad. Mahindra’s
electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include the e2oPlus hatch and the
eVerito sedan. As part of this
collaboration, both the companies will also explore deployment of Mahindra
electric vehicles to other cities. The joint deployment of electric vehicles
will further reinforce the strong relationship between Mahindra and Uber. Over
the years, there has been a strong deployment of Mahindra vehicles on Uber’s
platform and Mahindra is also a key financier for Uber’s driver partner through
Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing
Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “Electric vehicle adoption is
clearly gaining momentum in India. 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. Our collaboration with Uber is an important
next step to help accelerate the large scale adoption of electric vehicles on
shared mobility platforms, and meet the nation’s vision for EVs”.
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