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Mahindra Reva flags off India's first all-electric car expedition

Mahindra Reva flags off India's first  all-electric car expedition
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Monday 16 November 2015, 18:00 PM

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. has flagged off India’s first all-electric car expedition christened ‘Mahindra Reva Goodness Drive – Kashmir to Kanyakumari’. The event has three expedition ready, all-electric, zero emission Mahindra e2o that would be driven to Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) from Kashmir, covering the entire length of the country in a month. The drive event was flagged off by Arvind Mathew, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Reva, in the presence of Aravinda De Silva, Former International Cricketer from Sri Lanka.

Speaking more on the occasion at the event, Arvind Mathew, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Reva said, “Mahindra e2o is the Mahindra Group’s endeavor to offer its customers a clean, smart and economical personal mobility solution and thus redefine sustainable urbanization. To create awareness of the benefits of electric mobility through Mahindra e2o, we are pleased to flag off the Goodness Drive. As a pioneer of electric vehicles and integrated mobility solutions in India, it is our effort to make EVs more accessible in order to build a cleaner tomorrow. By traversing this vast distance, our e2o’s will look to effectively dispel the range anxiety amongst customers and will demonstrate the cars ability to handle difficult terrain. I would like to acknowledge the presence of Aravinda today who other than being an acclaimed cricket star, is also part of the Mahindra family from Sri Lanka”.

 

Pitched as a drive for a better tomorrow, traversing a distance of over 5,000 kilometers, the e2o convoy shall pass through 52 locations within the country. The idea for the ‘Goodness Drive – Kashmir to Kanyakumari’ is to demonstrate the advantages of electric vehicles, thereby helping in the manifestation of a clean and green eco-system. The rally will also propagate a zero emission, zero fuel drive in addition to showcasing the full potential of a connected car and dispel any myths related to range anxiety. It is the right opportunity for us to demonstrate the car’s ability to traverse tough and difficult terrain, ability to accelerate instantly, shortest turning radius of the car and convenience of clutch free driving.

The Mahindra e2o is stated to be a manifestation of Mahindra’s vision of the ‘Future of Mobility’ which encompasses the ‘5Cs’ framework of Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and Cost Effective vehicle technology. The Mahindra e2o is an Electric Vehicle (EV) designed as a mobility solution for a sustainable zero-emissions society and gains high relevance in the face of issues like environmental degradation, pollution related health concerns, climate change, energy security and rising oil prices, all of which plague communities globally. The e2o is manufactured in Mahindra Reva’s state-of-the-art IGBC platinum certified plant in Bangalore. Interested customers can purchase the vehicle from authorized dealers. In case you need a test drive, it can be booked after speaking to contact center executives.

 

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