Mahindra Electric and cab service Meru on Sunday announced a joint electric vehicle (EV) pilot project in Hyderabad, to be replicated in other cities soon. Also Read - Mahindra to launch electric version of KUV100 in India soon, will be priced under Rs 9 lakhs
Their joint statement here on Earth Day said that under the pilot project, Meru will deploy Mahindra’s eVeritos all-electric sedans. Also Read - Mahindra Electric Mobility to invest Rs 1,000 crore by 2020 for electric vehicles
Speaking on the occasion, Mahindra Electric Chief Executive Mahesh Babu said: “This is definitely going to make it easier for the city to adopt EV technology and will also be in line with our constant endeavour to make EVs more accessible to a larger urban population.” Also Read - Ola, Uber drivers may go on strike in Mumbai from today: Report
“We are now looking forward to working with Meru to get this project rolled out to more cities,” he added.
Meru Chief Executive Nilesh Sangoi said: “Based on the experience from 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 major parts of our fleet to EVs.”
The Mahindra eVerito will be available for booking in Hyderabad through Meru’s mobile apps, and can be boarded from the Meru Zone at Hyderabad airport, the statement said.
The services will be available at the same fare as governed by the Telangana government’s radio taxi fares for sedans,” it added.