Mahindra Electric, and Zoomcar today introduced 50 Mahindra e2oPlus cars in Pune, as part of the latter’s fleet, for self-drive rental, and ZAP subscribe program. Pune is one among a number of cities where both companies plan to collaborate and introduce electric vehicles (Mahindra e2oPlus cars).
Mukta Tilak, Mayor, Pune city and Dr. Rajendra Jagtap, CEO – Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (PSCDCL) graced the flagging off ceremony. The move strengthens promotion of connected, shared and electric mobility Pune, as per NITI Aayog’s recommendation towards India’s electric vehicle vision for 2030.
Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric said, “Mahindra Electric, as the pioneers of electric mobility in the country and Zoomcar, as the leading shared mobility platform, have joined hands to bring electric mobility technology to more and more people. Today, we are proud to extend our association and introduce our EVs on Zoomcar’s shared mobility platform in Pune. This initiative comes as one of the first steps after the announcement of Maharashtra’s EV policy and we are positive that it will contribute to the state’s mission of rapid adoption of EVs.”
Greg Moran, Co-Founder and CEO, Zoomcar said “We’re thrilled to once again partner with Mahindra Electric to bring innovative, green mobility solutions to the people up Pune. First through our PEDL cycle service and now with our electric vehicle launch, Pune continues to demonstrate strong leadership in supporting innovative first and last mile urban mobility solutions.”
Vehicles introduced under the initiative are financed under an agreement between Zoomcar and LeasePlan for customised EV financing. With the Mahindra Electric brand, the company sold 1729 units (Cars and Vans) in June 2018, up 110 percent from 824 units in June 2017. YTD sales stand at 4,705 units, up 2,913 units sold in Q1 FY18 at 62 percent.
Activity in the electric vehicles segment is getting a boost owing to EESL, which sees the govt ordering EVs to encourage the segment.