The 73 years old Indian manufacturing giant, famous for its innovation and sturdy vehicles is again fabricating its new eco-friendly vehicle. Mahindra is among the few Indian companies producing eco-friendly vehicles in India.
Mahindra’s e20 Plus, e-Verito , e – Supro are the electronic cars currently available in the Indian market. As per the sources, Mahindra Electric Mobility inaugurated its INR 100 crore plant in Bengaluru on 15th November 2018. Mahindra is introducing Treo, which is a new age electric auto-rickshaw. They are powered by the latest Lithium-ion battery technology. The company assures increased savings, superior ride quality and increased comfort for drivers and passengers, along with zero emission technology. Mahinda also has the Next Generation Mobility (NEMO) from its ME department for its Tre models. NEMO is a remote monitoring system installed in the three-wheeler so that its range, speed location and many more such things can be monitored from remote locations.
The battery packs, power electronics and motor assembly, which are an integral part of the electric powertrain are manufactured by +ME technologies facility. It will manufacture 25,000 units per annum which will create direct employment to around 200 people.
The awareness regarding environmental pollution is on a rise in India. India’s capital is constantly in news for its high levels of pollution. The electric vehicles by Mahindra will help in future to reduce the pollution levels in big metropolitan cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru where the pollution is posing a severe threat. Further, the government is supporting and encouraging electronic vehicles to curb pollution problems. As per the current government’s policy, the electric vehicles are covered under Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme. It offers incentives to the electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from Rs.1,800 to Rs.29,000 for scooters and motorcycles and Rs.1.38 Lac for cars.
If well received by Indians, we can see modern, eco-friendly, no-smoke, spacious e-rickshaws on the roads soon.