Mahindra’s fleet of vehicles took part in the FAME Eco drive 2015 on the occasion of World Environment Day. The event was organised by Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in association with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), SMEV and Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).
The Eco Drive was flagged off by Shri Anant Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in the presence of Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Speaking on this initiative, Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra said, “At Mahindra, we are delighted to be part of the first ever mega green rally and the largest ever gathering of electric vehicles in the country. We are thankful to the Government of India for championing the cause of sustainable and emission-free mobility solutions for the future.”
“Given the current era of rising concern about global warming and higher fossil fuel costs, this is indeed a drive for a greener and better tomorrow. Further, with the recently announced FAME scheme, the Government has already set in motion a conducive environment for the ownership and adoption of electric vehicles in the country. We at Mahindra are committed to the Future of Mobility,’’ he added.
A fleet of 10 Mahindra e2os, 4 electric Veritos and 1 electric Maxximo took to the streets in what was country’s first ever mega rally, covering 21 kilometres between India Gate and IGI Airport.
Electric and hybrid vehicles have received much needed support from the Government in the recent Union Budget, with significant discounts offered on such cars.