Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has tied up with with Uber to explore deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) on the cab aggregator’s platform in several cities across India, the automaker said today.
The company, which has already tied up with Uber’s Indian rival Ola to build an electric mass mobility ecosystem in Nagpur, will deploy “hundreds of electric vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad” under the new partnership.
In May this year, with fleet of 200 electric vehicles, Mahindra partnered with Ola to help it launch Ola Electric in Nagpur.
Mahindra’s electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include the e2oPlus hatch and the eVerito sedan.
The e2O Plus and the eVerito will be inducted into the Uber fleet by the beginning of March 2018.
“Our collaboration with Uber is an important next step to help accelerate the large scale adoption of electric vehicles on shared mobility platforms and meet the nation’s vision for EVs,” M&M Managing Director Pawan Goenka told reporters here.
As part of the arrangement, driver partners on the Uber app can avail of a package that will include Mahindra electric vehicles at competitive prices, attractive financing and insurance premiums as well as comprehensive maintenance packages from M&M and its associates.
Furthermore, to make this model durable, M&M and Uber will work closely with public and private players which are in the process of setting up a common use charging ecosystem across multiple locations in the cities.
The above development was first reported in MoneyControl.