Mahindra, Meru collaborate for EV cabs in Hyderabad
24th Apr 2018 11:33 am
Pilot project will see eVerito sedans available for booking through cab service provider’s app, website and call centre.
Mahindra Electric will be partnering with Meru Cabs to deploy eVerito sedans on a pilot basis in the city of Hyderabad. The same model will be replicated across other cities.
The electric sedans will be available for booking in Hyderabad through Meru’s mobile app, website, call centre, and will also be available at Hyderabad airport’s Meru Zone. The fare will be the same as governed by the Telangana government’s radio taxi fares for sedans.
Speaking on the collaboration, Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric said, “As pioneers of electric mobility, we at Mahindra Electric are happy to lead electric fleet adoption in India and are glad to partner with Meru for pilot deployment of eVeritos in Hyderabad. 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,” added Babu.
Nilesh Sangoi, CEO, Meru said, “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 that we operate in. Over the next four years, we intend to move a major part of our fleet to EVs.”
Interestingly, with this new project, Mahindra Electric will have its EVs plying across two cab platforms: Meru and Ola.
Besides its partnerships with the likes of Zoomcar, the India carmaker has recently launched a new high-performance EV brand and its new EV scooter has been spotted testing in India.
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