Mahindra is currently working on a four-door variant of their electric car the e2o, which they will be exporting to Europe.
Mahindra confirmed that it is making a four-door variant of its electric car e2o which they will then be exporting to Europe. The news was confirmed by the company’s Executive Managing Director Pawan Goenka. He also mentioned that the government’s Fast Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) initiative has boosted the electric car segment and doubled the sales of the e2o after the adoption of the policy.
The company is currently exporting the two-door variant of the Mahindra e2o to Nepal. The new model is expected to be rolled out by June-July 2016. A distribution centre would also be setup in the United Kingdom for the same. Pawan Goenka also mentioned that the sales of such cars depends a lot on the state government’s policy towards such eco-friendly vehicles which are greener and cleaner than others.
To increase the sale of their electric vehicles, Mahindra is looking into getting into agreements with many car rental companies across the country. They have already managed to enter an agreement with a Bangalore based electric car rental start-up called Lithium and have started providing cars to their fleet.
The company Lithium has already procured 50 cars from Mahindra and are planning to procure another 50 cars as the order for the next 50 cars has already been placed. The automaker is looking into entering into more such agreements in other cities like New Delhi and Pune to increase its volume of sales for its electric vehicles.