Mahindra Electric (Mahindra), the country's leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer and Lithium Urban Technologies (Lithium), the zero emission mobility service provider for employee transportation, today announced that their partnership has crossed a significant milestone of 1,000 Mahindra EVs in the Lithium fleet.
The existing fleet has already clocked over 100 million kilometres, with over 500 Mahindra EVs covering distance of over 1,00,000km. Additionally, over 75 Mahindra EVs have even clocked over 2,00,000km – a significant achievement in an otherwise nascent EV industry. The two companies are working towards offering convenient and affordable zero-emission mobility solution for employee transportation in India.
The OEM says that with cumulative sales of almost 30,000 EVs, Mahindra has emerged as the leader in three- and four-wheeler electric vehicles in India. At present, Lithium is India’s largest EV fleet operator, with majority of its fleet from Mahindra. This partner says the relationship between the two companies has brought about a positive change in consumers’ daily lives since 2015, by changing the way they commute to a greener and more sustainable one.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Pawan Goenka, managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “We are delighted to cross this milestone of 1,000 Mahindra EVs and 100 million kilometres together with Lithium. Our partnership is aimed at increasing the large-scale adoption of EVs and bringing a positive change in consumers’ daily commute. Going forward, Mahindra's expanding portfolio of EVs in both three- and four-wheelers across multiple price points will transform the way India travels.”
Sanjay Krishnan, co-founder and CEO, Lithium Urban Technologies said, “Mahindra has been with every step of Lithium’s journey to sustainably revolutionise urban corporate mobility in India. The partnership that started off with the purchase of the Mahindra e2o in 2015, has now touched the magic figure of 1,000 Mahindra EVs as part of our EV fleet. As a result, we’ve been able to achieve 100 million kilometres, which equals adding over 120+ Cubbon Parks to India. With an auto stalwart such as Mahindra as our partner, we have been able to deliver superior customer experience to our clients while enabling them to achieve their goals towards environmental sustainability. We are looking forward to more impactful partnership with the company as we gear up to double our fleet size in the next two years.”
In 2015, Lithium began its journey with a small fleet of 10 Mahindra e20s in Bangalore and gradually inducted more Mahindra eVeritos to take the fleet size to 1,000 Mahindra EVs. Since then, expansion has been phenomenal both in terms of geographical footprint to 9 cities and industry penetration in IT/ITES, Financial Services, KPO/BPO, Consulting firms.
Together the companies have aided in over 20,000 MTCO2e abatement and saved more than 85,00,000 litres of fuel.