Mahindra Group and online taxi aggregator company Meru cabs announced a collaboration for a pilot Electric Vehicle project in India.
As per the press release by the Mahindra Group, the pilot project will see Meru deploy a fleet of eVeritos, the all-electric sedan by Mahindra and the model will be replicated in other cities soon.
Mahindra Electric CEO, Mahesh Babu 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 are now looking forward to working with Meru to have this project rolled out to more cities.”
Meru CEO, Nilesh Sangoi said, “We are launching a pilot in Hyderabad with Mahindra eVerito sedan cars in association with AimGreen. Based on the learnings of this project, 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 the major part of our fleet to EVs.”
We believe that this initiative will greatly benefit the society, consumers and also enhance the earnings of our driver partners.
The Mahindra eVerito will be available for booking in Hyderabad through Meru’s mobile apps, website and will also be available at the Meru Zone at Hyderabad airport.
The services will be available at the same fare as governed by the Telangana government’s radio taxi fares for sedans, the release said.
Mahindra Electric has been pioneering the EV movement in India for close to a decade, while Meru has been running their entire fleet on green fuel for the past 11 years in cities where CNG is available. Both organizations have been taking conscious steps towards environmentally friendly practices and this association is in sync with these philosophies.