Mahindra Reva Electric
Vehicles Pvt. Ltd flagged off India’s first all-electric car expedition
christened ‘Mahindra Reva Goodness Drive – Kashmir to Kanyakumari’. The ‘Mahindra
Reva Goodness Drive – Kashmir to Kanyakumari’ will
see three expedition ready, all-electric, zero emission Mahindra e2os being
driven to Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu), covering the entire length of the country
in a month. The drive was flagged off by Arvind Mathew, Chief Executive
Officer, Mahindra Reva, in the presence of Aravinda De Silva, Former
International Cricketer from Sri Lanka.
Pitched as a drive for a
better tomorrow, the e2o convoy will pass through 52 locations within the
country and traverse a distance of over 5,000 kilometers. The idea for the
‘Goodness Drive – Kashmir to Kanyakumari’ is to demonstrate the advantages of
electric vehicles, thereby helping in the manifestation of a clean and green
eco-system. The rally will also propagate a zero emission, zero fuel drive in
addition to showcasing the full potential of a connected car and dispel any
myths related to range anxiety. It is the right opportunity for us to
demonstrate the car’s ability to traverse tough and difficult terrain, ability
to accelerate instantly, shortest turning radius of the car and convenience of
clutch free driving.
Speaking at the flag off,
Arvind Mathew, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Reva noted, “Mahindra e2o is
the Mahindra Group’s endeavor to offer its customers a clean, smart and
economical personal mobility solution and thus redefine sustainable
urbanization. To create awareness of the benefits of electric mobility through
Mahindra e2o, we are pleased to flag off the Goodness Drive. As a pioneer of
electric vehicles and integrated mobility solutions in India, it is our effort
to make EVs more accessible in order to build a cleaner tomorrow. By traversing
this vast distance, our e2o’s will look to effectively dispel the range anxiety
amongst customers and will demonstrate the cars ability to handle difficult
terrain. I would like to acknowledge the presence of Aravinda today who other
than being an acclaimed cricket star, is also part of the Mahindra family from
The Mahindra e2o is a
manifestation of Mahindra’s vision of the ‘Future of Mobility’ which
encompasses the ‘5Cs’ framework of Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and
Cost Effective vehicle technology. The Mahindra e2o is an Electric Vehicle (EV)
designed as a mobility solution for a sustainable zero-emissions society and
gains high relevance in the face of issues like environmental degradation,
pollution related health concerns, climate change, energy security and rising
oil prices, all of which plague communities globally. The e2o is manufactured
in Mahindra Reva’s IGBC platinum certified plant in Bangalore.
Source: Mahindra Reva
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