Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd
and Three Wheels United (TWU), a social enterprise providing affordable
financing for auto rickshaw drivers and integrating them with public
transportation, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The MoU was signed during the
Auto Day 2018 celebrations on November 17, 2018 in the presence of several
senior officials and dignitaries. The event is an annual property organised by
the TWU and brings together almost 5,000 auto drivers. This year, the
representation included Bangalore, Chitradurga and Pondicherry.
Under this MoU, Mahindra
Electric and TWU will work together to accelerate the adoption of electric
three wheelers in India. This will include the identification and financing
facility for auto drivers, so that 2,000 Mahindra Treos are rolled out across
the country, by next year, as a result of this association. The MoU also
highlights the use of Mahindra’s NEMO (Next Generation Mobility Solution) as
the preferred mobility solution platform to be used by the TWU.
The Treo range of electric
three wheelers uses Mahindra Electric’s home grown powertrain and
maintenance-free Lithium ion battery. The variants include Treo electric auto
and Treo Yaari electric rickshaw, both available in the industry first hard top
weather proof variants. With the use of exceptional light weighting
technologies and composite body panels, the Treo boasts a certified* range of
170 km (eAuto), directly addressing range anxiety in the market.
Treo is the first range of
vehicles to offer connected vehicle features as an optional value addition to
the customer. It also offers best in class comfort for passengers with one of
the most spacious interiors in the segment and for the driver through its
clutch-less, noiseless and vibration free drive, thereby reducing overall
fatigue during the journey.
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