Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd, today announced that it has partnered with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to set up an electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at the Airport. With the tie-up, BIAL will become the first Indian airport to have EV charging infrastructure in the country. The facilities are offered exclusively to Mahindra e2o customers, free of cost with an additional benefit of 20% discount on parking charges.
The city is home to the largest number of electric cars in the country and the most EV friendly market with its significant charging infrastructure. While 95% of the charging is done at home, Mahindra Reva has installed over 100 Charge points at convenient locations across the city. All the charging stations are strategically located and customers will have access to at least one every 5 kms. The 100+ public EV charging stations in Bangalore include shopping malls, various State Bank of India branches, numerous automotive garages, M&M Dealerships, Mom & ME retail outlets and now BIAL.
Founded in 1994 as the Reva Electric Car Company, the company was a joint venture between the Maini Group of Bangalore and AEV LLC of USA. Reva focused on creating affordable electric cars through new technology and launched its first model in India in 2001 and in London in 2004. The company’s new factory in Bengaluru is capable of producing 30,000 cars per year. Mahindra E2O costs Rs. 7.01 lakh (ex showroom Mumbai).
Indian automobile market is not ready for electric vehicles yet and such initiatives from Mahindra will help to create awareness about EVs.