Mahindra Electric has joined hands with Meru to launch a pilot EV project in Hyderabad, under which Meru will deploy Mahindra’s eVerito models
Mahindra Electric – the Mahindra Group’s electric mobility arm – and Meru, a tech-enabled cab provider, have announced a new collaboration for a pilot EV project in Hyderabad. The scheme will see Meru deploy a fleet of Mahindra-made electric eVerito sedans, with the potential to replicate it in other cities soon.
Mahindra Electric CEO Mahesh Babu said: “This is definitely going to make it easier for the city to adopt EV technology and will also be in line with our constant endeavour 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.”
The eVerito will be available for booking in Hyderabad through Meru’s mobile apps, website and call centre, and 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.
Mru CEO Nilesh Sangoi added: “Government is actively promoting the adoption of EVs through the 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.”
“Over the next 4 years, we intend to move major part of our fleet to EVs,” he continued. “We believe that this initiative will greatly benefit the society, consumers and also enhance the earnings of our driver partners.”
Source: Mahindra Electric