Mahindra and Uber team up to deploy electric vehicles in India


India's only electric car maker, Mahindra has teamed up with Uber to explore the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) on the cab aggregator's platform in several cities across India. 

The companies will deploy hundreds of electric vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad, in Phase 1 by end of February 2018, followed by other cities. Mahindra’s electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include the e2oPlus hatch and the eVerito sedan.

Through Mahindrda-Uber alliance, Uber drivers can avail a package which will include Mahindra electric vehicles at competitive prices, attractive financing and insurance premiums as well as comprehensive maintenance packages from Mahindra.

Further, to make this model sustainable, both companies will work closely with public and private players who are in the process of setting up a common-use charging stations  across multiple locations in the cities. Mahindra will also offer drivers with education and training related to various aspects of electric vehicles. 

The aim of deploying electric vehicles is to reduce urban pollution in reducing urban pollution plaguing several Indian cities and minimize health hazards. 

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