Mahindra is all set to deploy its electric vehicles (EVs) on the Uber platform in cities across India. Delhi and Hyderabad are the first two cities where the e2oPlus hatch and the eVerito sedan will be introduced.
Both companies share an existing relationship, and Mahindra is also a key financier for Uber’s driver partner through Mahindra Finance. This initiative also aligns with Mahindra’s Rise philosophy of empowering people with the right products and services to enhance the quality of their lives and earnings.
Through this collaboration, driver partners on the Uber app can avail of a package which will include Mahindra electric vehicles at competitive prices, attractive financing and insurance premiums as well as comprehensive maintenance packages from Mahindra and its associates. Further, to make this model sustainable, Mahindra and Uber will work closely with public and private players who are in the process of setting-up a common use charging ecosystem across multiple locations in the cities. Mahindra will also support driver education and training related to various aspects of electric vehicles.
Going forward, electric vehicles will play a major role in the shared mobility space, with urban pollution related health hazards plaguing several Indian cities.