After approving the ‘Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy 2017’, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday launched e-Mobility Awareness Campaign of the government by flagging off 50 Mahindra eVerito electric cars.
Mahindra Electric, together with Baghirathi group, flagged off a fleet of the electric cars. The Baghirathi group is a mobility service provider based in Bengaluru which launched its brand ‘rydS’ to focus on low-carbon, zero-emission, sustainable mobility solutions for all.
Mahindra Electric also announced an additional investment of ₹400 crore over the next five years in the State. The investment will be utilised towards expansion of capacity, setting up of new EV technology innovation centres, and expansion of the skilled team working in the EV space.
Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, said,“We are very happy to lead the EV movement in Karnataka and be active participants in the eMobility awareness campaign initiated by the State Government. I am sure that together, Mahindra and Bhaghirathi can reshape the dynamics of mass mobility to make it clean and green in keeping with our State government’s objective”.