Mahindra Launches Maxximo Electric Pilot Project

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India's largest utility vehicle manufacturer and seller Mahindra has come up with interesting products at last years Auto Expo held in New Delhi. Their plan is to introduce new products to an ever evolving Indian consumer.

Mahindra today launched their Maxximo Electric Pilot project, as part of their National Electric Mobility Mission Plan, which is initiated by the Central Government. The Indian manufacturer launched this project at Taj Zero Emission Corridor in Agra.

Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra and Mahindra commented, "We are proud to partner with the Agra Development Authority for the launch of the first EV pilot project under the NEMMP. The Taj Mahal has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site and we at Mahindra are delighted to be playing our part towards its preservation."

He further added, "We are grateful to the Government of Uttar Pradesh for their support during this project, which will go a long way in boosting the usage of EVs within our country."

The Maxximo Electric is the first electric van that has been developed in India. Mahindra has taken the help of Reva to develop this van. The Indian manufacturer has provided four such vans and will be used to ferry tourists from Shilpgram to east gate of Taj Mahal.

Mahindra will also be providing charging stations for their Maxximo Electric vans. The manufacturer has also promised to provide technical assistance, spare parts along with any additional support that would be required. These electric vans could also be used in the future to ferry tourists from Mehtab Bagh as part of a night view of Taj Mahal.

Rajan Katoch, Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India, expressed, "Today we are delighted to take the first step towards our long term vision of NEMMP 2020. I congratulate Mahindra for supporting and jointly working with the Government in its endeavour towards a cleaner, greener tomorrow and being the first OEM in the country to successfully roll out the electric vehicle pilot for public mobility in Agra."

Story first published: Friday, January 16, 2015, 16:38 [IST]
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