The Mahindra-Uber partnership flagged off its first batch of EVs to provide Zero Emission mobility services in India. Back in 2017, Mahindra and Uber made their partnership public and according to this agreement, Mahindra and Uber would share their resources to build sustainable solutions in the shared mobility space. Mahindra and Uber had also revealed their plan of rolling out e-taxis across leading cities like Delhi and Hyderabad, which would help them display the potential of electric mobility.
Last week, Mahindra and Uber officially flagged off two different makes of Mahindra EVs in Hyderabad. Uber’s plan is to deploy 50 Mahindra EVs in Hyderabad and scale up over a period of time. For now, the electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include the e2oPlus hatch and the eVerito sedan. Other EVs from Mahindra, like the upcoming eKUV100, might join this project, once it proves to be a success.
To make this model sustainable and practical, Mahindra has worked closely with public and private companies to set-up over 30 common use charging points across multiple locations, in the rapidly developing city of Hyderabad. This will also make it easier to adopt electric mobility and enable our cities to be more environment-friendly. All these initiatives align perfectly with Mahindra’s Rise philosophy of empowering people with the right products and services to enhance the quality of their lives and livelihood.
Speaking at the flag off in Hyderabad, Mahesh Babu, CEO – Mahindra Electric said, “As the pioneers of electric mobility in India we have always been at the forefront of smart and sustainable mobility. Our collaboration with Uber is aimed at accelerating the large scale adoption of electric vehicles on shared mobility platforms, thereby driving a positive change in the daily commute. Today while thanking the Telangana Government for its support, we are excited to embark on this journey to make shared EV commute eco-friendly and transform the way people in Hyderabad commute. Going forward we plan to further deploy our vehicles across multiple cities on the Uber platform.”
Deepankar Tiwari, Head, Vehicle Solutions, Uber, Asia Pacific, said, “Uber is committed towards the adoption of cleaner and environmentally friendly technologies to power urban mobility and our partnership with Mahindra and Mahindra is a step in that direction. We are excited about the tremendous potential of electric vehicles in India and are committed to supporting the government’s vision of building a viable infrastructure to accelerate the speedy induction of even more EV’s.’’