Mahindra Reva, part of the USD 16.2 billion Mahindra Group and Carzonrent, leaders in Cab Rental Industry today announced a strategic partnership to launch first-of- its kind Electric Vehicle in the Self Drive category in India.
Carzonrent will offer Mahindra e2o for Self-drive in New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai at most economical price ever. Each city will have a fleet size of five e2o’s to begin with and the service will be expanded in all metropolitan cities
In a first of its kind endeavour, Mahindra Reva and Carzonrent have joined hands to transform the on-ground mobility segment in India. In this alarming rate of increase in pollution and rising fuel prices, this initiative will encourage eco-friendly travel in metropolitan cities. The tie-up also enhances the Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure in India with over 100 charge points at prime locations in key cities. Charge points at convenient locations will be availed free of cost by the customers for Carzonrent’s Mahindra e2o Self Drive services. Carzonrent plans to enhance the availability of Mahindra e2o to expand in multiple locations across the cities.
Though the organized Self-drive market is still small, the demand has been growing exponentially over the last couple of years with better roads, higher costs of chauffeurs and availability of navigation facility. Induction of e2o into the self-drive fleet has been undertaken to capture this huge potentially untapped market and make it cost-effective for the consumers.
Speaking on the association with Carzonrent, Chetan Maini, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “Our association with Carzonrent will bring Mahindra e2o and the concept of ‘Mobility as a service’ together, giving customers an opportunity to realise the endless benefits associated with this innovative solution. We have observed that a 10 minutes test drive is not sufficient for customers to experience the convenience and benefits of an electric car. Hence this association will allow customers to use the e2o for a few hours or days and get an insight into this new and exciting next generation hassle free mobility solution. As a leading electric vehicle manufacturer in the country, Mahindra Reva is committed to develop not just electric vehicles, but also an entire ecosystem of sustainable mobility service that will benefit society at large”.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Kr Vij, Managing Director & CEO, Carzonrent (I) Ltd. said, “Carzonrent has always been in the forefront to re-define ground transportation industry in India and to offer innovative and global car rental services to Indian travellers. With the inclusion of Mahindra e2o in our self-drive fleet, we are bringing forth an eco-friendly initiative in the Indian travel market. The automatic, wi-fi enabled e2o, with built in navigation system will trigger a new era of convenience. At one third the cost compared to other self-drive cars the e2o will be a game changer in the self-drive business model and will provide a complete new experience to the city commuters.”
Mahindra Reva had unveiled its future-ready, next generation all-electric, zero emission Mahindra e2o a few months ago. The car is equipped with a fully automatic transmission with Boost Mode for quick acceleration and a range of 100 kms, making it ideal for city driving.