Mahindra Electric & Lithium surge past 100 million e-kilometres milestone

With the New Year, come new achievements, this time in electric mobility. Mahindra Electric and Lithium Urban Technologies, today celebrated the significant milestone of 1,000 Mahindra electric vehicles clocking 100 million e-kilometers (ekms). India’s largest zero emission service for employee transportation, Lithium Urban Technologies had partnered with Mahindra Electric in 2015.

Having clocked 100 million ekms, with over 500 Mahindra electric vehicles (EVs) running more than 1 lakh ekms each, the partnership aims to transform employee transportation and increase the adoption of electric mobility in the country.

What started off with a small fleet of 10 Mahindra e20s, has now increased to 1000 Mahindra EVs. Together the companies have aided in 20,000+ MT of CO2 abatement and saved 8,500,000+ litres of fuel.

Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said: “We are delighted to cross this milestone of 1,000 Mahindra EVs and 100 million ekms together with Lithium. Our partnership is aimed at increasing the large-scale adoption of EVs and bringing a positive change in consumers’ daily commute. Going forward, Mahindra's expanding portfolio of EVs in both 3 and 4 wheelers across multiple price points will transform the way India travels.”

The partnership between the two companies has been bringing about a positive change in consumers’ lives, by changing the way they commute. A greener and more sustainable option, initiatives like this, are aimed at bringing rapid transformation to the overall EV adoption rate in the country.

TechMahindra recognized for Automotive Engineering excellence

Tech Mahindra has been recognized as a ‘Leader’ in Automotive Engineering Services by the PEAK Matrix Assessment for 2019. Conducted by the Everest Group, this report classifies service providers into Leaders, Majors, Contenders and Aspirants.

This report is a valuable resource for IT service buyers to evaluate, compare and contrast key service providers at a global level. It offers a selection guidance and nuanced insights into the providers’ strategies for key business lines, geographies and technologies.

Tech Mahindra was positioned as a ‘Leader’, based on top quartile performance across markets, expertise and investments in technologies of the future and also for providing industry specific solutions.

The key assessment criteria for this recognition were proactive investment in innovation labs, certification of next-gen technologies, strengthening of digital portfolios via acquisitions and enabling customers’ digital journey.

Mr. Karthikeyan Natarajan, Global Head, Engineering, Internet of Things and Enterprise Mobility, Tech Mahindra, said, “This recognition is a testimony to our continued investments in becoming a full stack service provider in the automotive engineering space with capabilities across research and development, product engineering, design, consulting, manufacturing services, software development & aftermarket.”

Artsy in Awadh

Mahindra Sanatkada - the five-day, cultural festival combining music, arts and crafts is set to kick off on January 31 in Lucknow. The festival, to be held at the historical Qaiser Bagh Baradari, attracts thousands of patrons from across the country.

In its 11th year, Mahindra Sanatkada is dedicated to the late Indira Mahindra, who gave her unparalleled support to Indian art and culture. The main aim of the festival is to bring together people from all walks of life, and to celebrate the rich culture of the country.

Key attractions include evenings filled with mellifluous music, enthralling dance performances by contemporary and classical artists from across the country. The gastronome can also have their fill of home-cooked, authentic Awadhi cuisine.

Craft displays by artisans are a highlight of the festival. Patrons, who want to immerse themselves in the culture of the old city, can also indulge in heritage walks.

The Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow festival uses oral, visual and experimental storytelling techniques to celebrate the inclusive and unique traditions of Lucknow. This year’s theme for the festival is ‘Awadh ke Qasbati Rang’ which will reflect in the performances, panel discussions and merchandise.

Organized as a fair around master craftsmen, the festival provides an equal opportunity to appreciate the charm of the Nawabi culture.

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