Uber, Mahindra Partner to Deploy Electric Vehicles in India

Uber, Mahindra Partner to Deploy Electric Vehicles in India

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) will team up with Uber to explore deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) on the cab aggregator’s platform in several cities across India, the automaker said Friday.

The company, which has already tied up with Uber’s rival Ola to build an electric mass mobility ecosystem in Nagpur, will deploy “hundreds of electric vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad” under the new partnership.

Mahindra’s electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include the e2oPlus hatch and the eVerito sedan.

“Our collaboration with Uber is an important next step to help accelerate the large scale adoption of electric vehicles on shared mobility platforms and meet the nation’s vision for EVs,” M&M Managing Director Pawan Goenka told reporters in Mumbai.

As part of this collaboration, both the companies will also explore deployment of Mahindra electric vehicles in other cities.

On the tie-up, Uber Chief Business Officer, India and Emerging Markets, Madhu Kannan said the company aims to build a more sustainable future of mobility, moving more people requiring on-demand services with fewer, fuller, and more efficient vehicle trips.

“We see a key role for high efficiency vehicle technologies and therefore, believe that this collaboration with Mahindra, the pioneers in the electric vehicles space, will be truly beneficial not just for Uber, but for our driver partners, riders and the cities we operate in,” he added.

As part of the arrangement, driver partners on the Uber app can avail of a package that will include Mahindra electric vehicles at competitive prices, attractive financing and insurance premiums as well as comprehensive maintenance packages from M&M and its associates.

Furthermore, to make this model durable, M&M and Uber will work closely with public and private players which are in the process of setting up a common use charging ecosystem across multiple locations in the cities.

M&M will also support driver education and training related to various aspects of electric vehicles.

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Online Service With Data on Stolen Vehicles Across Country Launched

Online Service With Data on Stolen Vehicles Across Country Launched

A new online service with complete data on stolen vehicle across the country was launched in New Delhi on Friday.

The service, Vahan Samanvaya, launched by Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, will help police and public trace the database of stolen vehicles.

It was launched at a function organised to celebrate the 31st inception day of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The Minister also launched a Web portal named Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) compilation system which will help NCRB to get data from all states and other agencies so as to have a complete picture on its circulation.

The NCRB is mandated to empower the Indian Police with Information Technology and is responsible for collecting, analysing the crime data of the country.

It facilitates Investigating Officers with updated IT tools and information in investigation of crimes.

The Home Ministry has entrusted the Bureau with the responsibility of implementing their flagship Plan Programme “Crime & Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)” by March 31, 2017. The scheme envisages connecting all police stations online.

At present, out of 16,000 police stations and offices in the country, 10,000 have already been connected through this system.

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Online Service With Data on Stolen Vehicles Across Country Launched

Online Service With Data on Stolen Vehicles Across Country Launched

A new online service with complete data on stolen vehicle across the country was launched in New Delhi on Friday.

The service, Vahan Samanvaya, launched by Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, will help police and public trace the database of stolen vehicles.

It was launched at a function organised to celebrate the 31st inception day of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The Minister also launched a Web portal named Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) compilation system which will help NCRB to get data from all states and other agencies so as to have a complete picture on its circulation.

The NCRB is mandated to empower the Indian Police with Information Technology and is responsible for collecting, analysing the crime data of the country.

It facilitates Investigating Officers with updated IT tools and information in investigation of crimes.

The Home Ministry has entrusted the Bureau with the responsibility of implementing their flagship Plan Programme “Crime & Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)” by March 31, 2017. The scheme envisages connecting all police stations online.

At present, out of 16,000 police stations and offices in the country, 10,000 have already been connected through this system.

Download the Gadgets 360 app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with the latest tech news, product reviews, and exclusive deals on the popular mobiles.

Tags: Apps, India, Internet, Vahan Samanvaya
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