Electric Vehicle Program Starts in Mumbai

As of Oct. 1, Mumbai citizens can now rent Mahindra e20 electric vehicles, according to a report by The Times of India. Car rental company Carzonrent is offering five electric vehicles and will expand based on demand.

“Though the self-drive market is small, the demand has been growing exponentially over the last couple of years with better roads, rising cost of employing chauffeurs and availability of navigation facility,” Carzonrent Managing Director Rajiv Vij told The Times of India. “We expect good response in Mumbai where fuel costs and car rents are very high.”

In addition, Carzonrent is planning to start the electric vehicle service in Delhi and Bengaluru.

"The tip up with Mahindra Reva also enhances the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in India with over 100 recharge points at prime locations in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru,'' Vij told The Times of India.

Click here for the full Times of India article: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-09-27/mumbai/42458619_1_mahindra-reva-electric-cars-fuel-costs

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