Mahindra Electric partners Meru for EV cab fleet in Hyderabad

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 22 Apr 2018

Domestic EV major Mahindra Electric has announced its collaboration with Meru Cabs for a pilot EV project in Hyderabad, and plans to replicate the same model in other cities soon.The pilot will see Meru deploy a fleet of eVerito 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 endeavor 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: “The eectric vehicle ecosystem is growing at a rapid pace towards the inflection point where it would soon bridge the viability gap. EVs’ potential to bring down the air pollution levels and savings in country’s energy bills is unparalleled. The government is actively promoting adoption of EVs through 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 that we operate in. Over the next four years, we intend to move a major part of our fleet to EVs.”

The Mahindra eVerito will be available for booking in Hyderabad through Meru’s mobile apps, website, call centre, and will also be available at the Meru Zone at the Hyderabad airport. The services will be available at the same fare as governed by the Telangana government’s radio taxi fares for sedans.

Interestingly, with this new project, Mahindra Electric will have its EVs plying across two cab platforms: Meru and Ola.

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