Mahindra hands over Maxximo electric vehicle to Agra Development Authority

Monday 19 January 2015, 17:00 PM by

Country's leading automaker Mahindra has recently handed out about four units of battery-powered Mahindra Maxximo electric to the Agra Development Authority. The vehicles have been delivered as part Indian government’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP). The vehicles would initially ply between Shilpgram to the East Gate of the Taj Mahal. At a later date, the vehicle may also be used for transporting tourists to Mehtab Bagh to experience night view of Taj Mahal.

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Mahindra hands over Maxximo electric vehicle to Agra Development Authority

Speaking more on the occasion, at the launch event, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra said: “We are proud to partner with the Agra Development Authority for the launch of the first EV pilot project under the NEMMP. The Taj Mahal has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site and we at Mahindra are delighted to be playing our part towards its preservation.” The battery-powered vehicle would indeed be a major contributor to green Taj Zero Emission Corridor.

The 8-seater van is powered by lithium-ion batteries that is capable of running upto 100 km on a single full charge. The vehicle is also capable of attaining a top speed of about 65 km/hr. Apart from four Maxximo Electric Vans, Mahindra shall also provide technical assistance, charging stations, spare parts and additional service support that would be necessary for this project.

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