Carzonrent to offer Mahindra Reva e2o electric car on rent
Mahindra Reva, the electric car company, a part of the $16.2 million Mahindra Group has entered into an agreement with cab rental company Carzonrent. Under the partnership, Carzonrent will offer Mahindra’s electric car e2o for self drive in the three cities of New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai from 1st October 2013.
The introduction of these self drive fleet of electric cars will serve two purposes of gaining the attention of the yet untapped organized self drive market while also proving to the highly economical for consumers while projecting the electric drive. Customers can phone in and book their vehicle for the day or can register for the same online.
Reva e2o is a small four seater electric car which has a charged up drive range of 100 kms. Carzonrent is also developing around 100 charging stations in each of these three cities for customer’s benefit while all that is needed to book an e2o for a day is a driving license, credit card and identity proof. For detailed information, scroll through the press release below.
Mahindra Reva and Carzonrent partner to transform on-ground mobility in India
Carzonrent-Mahindra alliance makes eco-friendly Self-drive experience available at most economical price ever
New Delhi, September 27, 2013: Mahindra Reva, part of the USD 16.2 billion Mahindra Group and Carzonrent, leaders in Cab Rental Industry today announced a strategic partnership to launch first-of- its kind Electric Vehicle in the Self Drive category in India.
Carzonrent will offer Mahindra e2o for Self-drive in New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai at most economical price ever. Each city will have a fleet size of five e2o’s to begin with and the service will be expanded in all metropolitan cities
In a first of its kind endeavour, Mahindra Reva and Carzonrent have joined hands to transform the on-ground mobility segment in India. In this alarming rate of increase in pollution and rising fuel prices, this initiative will encourage eco-friendly travel in metropolitan cities. The tie-up also enhances the Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure in India with over 100 charge points at prime locations in key cities. Charge points at convenient locations will be availed free of cost by the customers for Carzonrent’s Mahindra e2o Self Drive services. Carzonrent plans to enhance the availability of Mahindra e2o to expand in multiple locations across the cities.
Though the organized Self-drive market is still small, the demand has been growing exponentially over the last couple of years with better roads, higher costs of chauffeurs and availability of navigation facility. Induction of e2o into the self-drive fleet has been undertaken to capture this huge potentially untapped market and make it cost-effective for the consumers.
Speaking on the association with Carzonrent, Chetan Maini, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “Our association with Carzonrent will bring Mahindra e2o and the concept of ‘Mobility as a service’ together, giving customers an opportunity to realise the endless benefits associated with this innovative solution. We have observed that a 10 minutes test drive is not sufficient for customers to experience the convenience and benefits of an electric car. Hence this association will allow customers to use the e2o for a few hours or days and get an insight into this new and exciting next generation hassle free mobility solution. As a leading electric vehicle manufacturer in the country, Mahindra Reva is committed to develop not just electric vehicles, but also an entire ecosystem of sustainable mobility service that will benefit society at large”.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Kr Vij, Managing Director & CEO, Carzonrent (I) Ltd. said, “Carzonrent has always been in the forefront to re-define ground transportation industry in India and to offer innovative and global car rental services to Indian travellers. With the inclusion of Mahindra e2o in our self-drive fleet, we are bringing forth an eco-friendly initiative in the Indian travel market. The automatic, wi-fi enabled e2o, with built in navigation system will trigger a new era of convenience. At one third the cost compared to other self-drive cars the e2o will be a game changer in the self-drive business model and will provide a complete new experience to the city commuters.”
Mahindra Reva had unveiled its future-ready, next generation all-electric, zero emission Mahindra e2o (powered by Reva) a few months ago. The car is equipped with a fully automatic transmission with Boost Mode for quick acceleration and a range of 100 kms, making it ideal for city driving. Mahindra e2o is a manifestation of Mahindra’s vision of the Future of Mobility, expressed by the 5C’s framework – Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and Cost Effective. It also advances the Mahindra Group’s efforts at redefining sustainable urbanization with the creation of an eco-system that includes mobility solutions along with other environment friendly innovations.
Carzonrent has been a pioneer in offering Self Drive services across major Indian cities along with inter-city, intra-city, outstation and international car rental services. Carzonrent has deployed a comprehensive range of cars under these services and offers transparent pricing through its online booking engine and national reservation center. The booking for Mahindra Reva for Self Drive can be done through Carzonrent national reservation center by calling 0888 222 2222 or by log-in to www.carzonrent.com
About Mahindra Reva
Mahindra Reva is a pioneer of electric vehicle (EV) technologies and one of the worlds’s most experienced EV manufacturers. Founded in 1994 as the Reva Electric Car Company, the company was a joint venture between the Maini Group of Bangalore and AEV LLC of USA. Reva focused on creating affordable electric cars through advanced technology and launched its first model in India in 2001 and in London in 2004.
In May 2010, the USD 16.2 billion, Mahindra Group acquired a majority stake in the company, which was renamed Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd. Mahindra Reva is headquartered in Bengaluru, India.
Mahindra Reva exemplifies the Mahindra Group’s vision of the Future of Mobility. The Future of Mobility envisions an automotive ecosystem that brings Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and Cost-effective (the 5 C’s) mobility solutions to customers across the world. Today, Mahindra Reva has one of the world’s largest deployed fleets of electric cars – customers in 24 countries have driven their Reva’s petrol-free for over 200 million kilometres. The company manufactures cars, licenses out its electric vehicle technologies, electrifies existing platforms, and helps to deliver integrated zero-emissions mobility solutions. The company’s new factory in Bengaluru, the first automobile plant to get platinum rating from Indian Green Building Council, capable of producing 30,000 cars per year, was inaugurated in August 2012.
Recently, Mahindra Reva was ranked 22nd in the prestigious ‘Fast Company’ magazine listing of the Top 50 Most Innovative Global Companies of 2013. The company also won the ‘Innovation’ award from respected Italian magazine, Focus, during March 2013. It is one of only three global companies to have received this award for the development of the new ‘Mahindra e2o’ and the new environment friendly plant at Bengaluru.
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