Mahindra Reva and Bangalore Airport partner to setup electric vehicle charging infrastructure
This new electric vehicle charging station will offer facilities exclusive to Mahindra e2o customers and will be completely free of cost. Besides availing these free services, Mahindra’s EV customers will also get a 20% rebate on parking charges at the airport premises.
Bangalore is the most electric vehicle friendly market in the country and hence the need for efficient charging infrastructure. While most customers resort to charging at home, the company has ensured over 100 convenient charging stations at strategic locations across the city for customer conveniences. These charging stations are located every 5 kms for the convenience of EV users and are located at shopping malls, near branches of State Bank of India and at M&M dealerships and Mom & Me outlets in the city.
Allowing for free EV charging at Bangalore airport, which is located at a distance away from the main city, will go a long way to assist customers in their commutes to and from the city without any stress of range.
Mahindra Reva inaugurates electric vehicles charging station at Bengaluru International Airport
Bengaluru, November 25, 2013: Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., a part of the USD 16.2 billion Mahindra Group, today announced that it has partnered with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to set up an electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at the Airport.
With the tie-up, BIAL will become the first Indian airport to have EV charging infrastructure in the country. The facilities are offered exclusively to Mahindra e2o customers, free of cost with an additional benefit of 20% discount on parking charges.
The city is home to the largest number of electric cars in the country and the most EV friendly market with its significant charging infrastructure. While 95% of the charging is done at home, Mahindra Reva has installed over 100 Charge points at convenient locations across the city. All the charging stations are strategically located and customers will have access to at least one every 5 kms.
The 100+ public EV charging stations in Bangalore include shopping malls, various State Bank of India branches, numerous automotive garages, M&M Dealerships, Mom & ME retail outlets and now BIAL.
Commenting on the initiative, Chetan Maini, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are happy to partner with Bangalore International Airport Limited and appreciate their belief in our vision of the future of mobility. Facilitating free EV charging at the airport will help customers to do affordable airport commutes from various parts of the city without any range anxiety. We look forward to working with the government and other entities to create an EV ecosystem for the adoption of zero emission mobility for cleaner and greener cities.”
BIAL, over a period of a few years, has meticulously planned and executed several initiatives and measures in developing an environment-friendly infrastructure. The airport constantly endeavors to develop and operate in compliance with regulatory requirements, best management practices and with sensitivity to the environment and local community. “Bengaluru International Airport has transitioned to an ecologically sustainable airport through various efforts. We are proud to have partnered with Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd in their efforts to create an enabling and sustainable environment. We look forward to support such alternative methods that help us work towards developing an environment-friendly airport” said Mr. G V Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, BIAL, on the new initiative.