Indian automaker giant Mahindra and Mahindra recently announced deployment of 50 of its electric-vehicles (EVs) to Uber. Mahindra and Uber have tied up for 50 electric vehicles which includes Mahindra eVerito and e20.
In November 2017, Mahindra announced its agreement with the online taxi booking app for the supply of electric cars. Now, the deal has finally taken its final shape and the first batch of electric vehicles has been deployed in Hyderabad.
The automaker company has also announced that it will be adding more electric vehicles to Uber fleet of cabs and will also be expanding it to other cities across India.
Mahesh Babu, CEO of Mahindra Electric said, "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 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’’, he added.
Uber is one of the popular ride-hailing apps in the world and in India as well. Being in direct competition with Ola, Uber has surely displayed their awareness and future readiness by introducing electric vehicles in their fleet of cars.
Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra recently reported that its pick up vehicles’ domestic sale crossed 1.5 lakh units in domestic marker during the fiscal ended March this year. The pickup range has sold 1,62,000 vehicles in FY-2019, compared to 1,49,121 vehicles in FY-2018, logging a 9 per cent growth, thereby posting the highest-ever annual sales growth in the segment since the launch, the company said in a release.
At present, the pick-up segment in India has sales of over 14,000 vehicles per month and is growing rapidly, the company said, adding Mahindra groups market share in the segment stood at 58 per cent in FY19.