After about two months of discussions and work, Ola and Mahindra in collaboration with the Government of India launches the India’s first ever electric mass mobility ecosystem in Nagpur. This project is in line with the country’s vision to readily accept electric mobility and bring a transformational change in the automotive and transportation landscape in the country.
Under this program, there will vehicles across different segments and will include – e-cabs, e-buses, e-rickshaws, and e-autos on one platform. At present, the company has already received over 100 of Mahindra’s e20 plus vehicles and the rest of the fleet will consist of vehicles sources from other OEMs including Tata Motors, Kinetic, BYD, and TVS amongst others.
Commenting on this project, Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Ola said, “India has the need as well as the potential to set a global example on electric adoption to power its mobility needs. We believe that electric mobility in a multi-modal format will be key towards realizing our mission of building mobility for a billion Indians.”
About 50 electric charging points have been set up by the cab hailing aggregator at four different locations across Nagpur and claim it has invested around ₹50 crores. Further, the company will invest in training and educating driver partners on maintenance and use of in-car technology.
“True to the spirit of ‘Make-in-India’, we shall lead this change in India along with the government. This pilot will pave the wave for wider adoption of electric vehicles”, Pawan Goenka, MD of Mahindra & Mahindra said.
The project was inaugurated by Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra and Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, Government of India at the Nagpur Airport Complex.