Mahindra & Mahindra has launched a connected, all-electric ride sharing service in India with Blu Smart.
As a part of the partnership, Blu Smart Mobility will introduce 70 Mahindra eVerito premium sedans in the first phase, across Delhi, including Gurugram, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad.
Blu Smart will add 500 Mahindra eVeritos into its all-electric ride sharing fleet by April, 2020 and expand to other cities such as Mumbai and Pune.
Delhi residents will now be able to book all-electric rides using the Blu Smart Mobility app. Mahindra Electric Vehicles come with Next Generation Mobility (NEMO) connected features which help fleet operators such as Blu Smart optimise fleet usage.
“Mahindra’s electric vehicles have already crossed the landmark figure of 130m kilometres, which in turn has helped to save over 11,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions across the country,” said Mahindra Electric CEO, Mahesh Babu.
“Today, we are proud to flag off our zero-emissions, all-electric Mahindra eVerito sedans and make them available on the Blu Smart App. This marks another big step forward in the electric mobility revolution in India.
“Our partnerships with fleet operators are aimed at increasing large-scale adoption of electric vehicles in the country, helping bring a positive change in consumer’s daily commutes.”
For his part, Blu Smart co-founder, Punit Goyal added: “By August 2019, we will have 65 charging stations in the National Capital which will be strategically located based on traffic heavy routes.”
“We soon plan to commence long-distance intercity all-electric rides. Globally, the key mobility trends are Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric and combining them in a comprehensive package will drive a true smart mobility revolution.”
Blu Smart has installed 15 charging points in Delhi, which in turn has helped the eVerito to achieve daily runs of as much as 180 kilometres. Blu Smart has been able to achieve a range of 187 km with a single charge on its premium Mahindra eVerito fleet on the Delhi–Jaipur highway, while 50 more charging points are planned to be operational by August, 2019.
This includes setting up charging points on major National Highways such as Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Chandigarh.