Mahindra Reva R&D MoUs with the Government of Victoria, AutoCRC and 2 more universities in Australia
Mahindra Reva has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Victoria, Australia that would work towards a feasibility study that garners to potential for research. Other arenas that would be evaluated are development of a supply chain development, and manufacturing of clean technology vehicles in Victoria.
Mahindra Reva signed 3 MoUs with Australian research institutions, LaTrobe University, Swinburne University, and Australia’s national automotive research body, the AutoCRC to further ‘development of advanced vehicle and energy management.
Founder and Chief of Strategy & Technology, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, Mr. Chetan Maini had this to say. “We firmly believe that electric vehicles are the future of personal mobility, and our partnerships with the Government of Victoria and Victorian research institutions will help create the next generation of zero-emissions mobility solutions for the world.”
Premier of the State of Victoria, Mr. Ted Baillieuhad this to say.“The Victorian Government is committed to maintaining a strong, dynamic automotive industry in Victoria, and welcomes this interest from one of the world’s most exciting and innovative electric vehicle manufacturers.”
Their 2 year MoU with AutoCRC would work towards an operational framework for an Applied Research Program. Information will be shared by both parties and pave the way for specific project agreements under the Applied Research Program. Their association with Swinburne University focuses on advanced EV technologies as university has Australia’s largest electric vehicle research group.
The Mahindra Reva MoU with LaTrobe University will work towards collaborative research and development for new energy management technologies. This includes development of new concepts and techniques that gain strength from high-efficiency building design, electric vehicles, and vehicle-to-grid technologies.
Mahindra Reva’s facility at Bangalore is an energy efficient automotive assembly plant that energy recovery systems and solar power. Technologies developed by the joint research program would be tested here. This M&M venture looks towards energy management systems for commercial buildings so the workforce uses EV’s and be a seat of energy for the workplace or work towards stabilizing clean energy sources like solar or wind power.