India: Reva ties up with Carzonrent to offer electric cars to rent

Mahindra Reva, the maker of the four seater-e2o electric small car and a part of the $16.2-billion Mahindra group, has tied up with India’s largest cab company Carzonrent to offer self-drive options in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

“A 10-minute test drive is not sufficient for customers to experience the convenience and benefits of an electric car. Hence, this new association will allow customers to use the e2o for a few hours or days and get an insight into this new and exciting next-generation, hassle-free mobility solution,” Chetan Maini, CEO, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles.

Carzonrent aim to install around 100 charging stations in each of these cities to provide power back to potential customers.

Full story from India’s the Economic Times

Founded in 1994, the REVA Electric Car Company (RECC) was launched as a joint venture between the Maini Group of Bangalore and AEV LLC of USA. With global patents in energy management, remote diagnostics and battery management to their credit, the company unveiled the two-seater REVA electric vehicle in Bangalore in 2001. Subsequently, the same electric car was launched in London as the G-Wiz (2004).

In May 2010, the company was acquired by the US $15.4 billion Mahindra Group and rechristened Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd. Today Mahindra REVA has one of the largest deployed fleets of electric cars in the global market.

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