Carzonrent-Mahindra alliance offers e2o electric cars for self hire
Mahindra Reva and Carzonrent have announced a strategic partnership introducing the Mahindra e2o electric vehicle for self driven hire. From October 2013, Carzonrent will make available the Mahindra e2o in New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai with each city having a fleet size of five e2os to begin with. The service will be expanded to all metropolitan cities eventually.
The initiative encourages eco-friendly travel in metropolitan cities as well as enhances electric vehicle charging infrastructure in India with over 100 charge points in key cities. The customers will be able to charge their rental vehicles on these charge points free of cost. The company then plans to enhance the availability of Mahindra e2o to expand in multiple locations across the cities.
Commenting on the association with Carzonrent, Chetan Maini, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Reva, 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-minute 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 hasslefree 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”.