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IT Capital Bengaluru All Set to Become Electric Vehicles Capital

By Motortrend India Staff   |   07 March,2013

Country’s renowned electric vehicle brand, Mahindra Reva announced that it has partnered Gopalan Mall in Bengaluru region to install charging stations at malls spread across the city. With this partnership, Mahindra Reva has expanded its charging points in Bengaluru to 100 stations. The EV manufacturer is in alliance with other businesses like State Bank of India, automotive garages, M&M dealerships, Mom & Me retail shops for this purpose. Mahindra Reva claims that charging points are strategically located and one can find a charging station for every five kilometres in Bengaluru. Growing demand for EVs across the country coupled with good infrastructure for charging stations in Bengaluru has made it the capital of EV in India. Bengaluru is also a city with highest number of electric vehicles.

Mr. Chetan Maini, Founder and Chief of Strategy & Technology, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. spoke during the launch of charging station saying, “There will be increased acceptance of Electric Cars in the country, particularly in the metros with Bengaluru taking the lead. Mahindra Reva is committed to offer comprehensive EV infrastructure to the city well before the roll out of our first e2o

Mr. R. Chandramouli, Chief of Operations at Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. spoke about the initiative saying, “We are happy to partner with Gopalan Malls and appreciate their belief in our vision of the future of mobility. Facilitating charging points at shopping malls will help customers charge cars while they are away shopping at the mall. We welcome all shopping malls and corporate to be a part of our journey to offer sustainable mobility solutions and support us in making Bengaluru’s EV infrastructure one of the best in the world.”

Mr. C Prabhakar, Director, Gopalan Mall spoke about the partnership saying, “We are pleased to offer our strong support to the Mahindra Group’s vision of the future of mobility. We believe that this synergy will work well for an enhanced EV eco-system in the city, which will add value to the wellbeing and sustainable living of the people of Bengaluru.”

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