The American cab company Uber has announced that it will partner with Mahindra and Mahindra to deploy electric vehicles in its fleet of cabs. If the news from the past weeks is any indication, we are pretty much sure that the road for India’s all electric market by 2030 will be lead by home grown automakers of the country like Tata and Mahindra. Mahindra is all set for the challenge and already has a couple of all electric vehicles in the Indian market on sale.
Mahindra will add models like e20 and E-Verito to Uber’s fleet of cabs
The rise in pollution levels in the cities of Delhi and other neighbouring areas seems to have opened the eyes of many big players in the industry. Keeping that in mind Uber has announced that Mahindra’s models like the e20 hatchback and the E-Verito sedan will join the cab company’s fleet in cities of Delhi and Hyderabad.
The first batch of vehicles are said to be delivered by the month of February in 2018 and will soon expand to other cities. Uber said that the infrastructure in India for Mahindra’s electric vehicles is not up to the mark and it will help in setting up charging stations for seamless journey of the passengers in these cities.
The Indian automaker has already been working on the electric models of its SUVs like the Mahindra Scorpio electric and the electric version of the Mahindra KUV100. With the experience of the company in the EV segment, Uber is sure that the Indian car maker will be the on the front line when electric vehicles get popular in India.
Mahindra and Uber join hands just days after OLA partnered with Jayem for Nano electric
Just a couple of days before Mahindra and Uber joined their hands, Indian Cab Company OLA had partnered with Jayem automobiles for electric version of Nano. Jayem sells the car to OLA under the name Jayem Neo. Mahindra has also announced that Uber partners will be able to get the e20 hatchback and E-Verito sedan with heavy discounts if they wish to use the vehicle for Uber.