Mahindra Electric and last mile connectivity provider SmartE have entered a strategic partnership to deploy 1,000 Treo and Treo Yaari electric three-wheelers in Delhi-NCR by March 2019.
The MoU was signed by Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric and Goldie Srivastava, Co-Founder & CEO, SmartE, in New Delhi. The plan is also to deploy a total of 10,000 electric three-wheelers across the country by 2020, and both companies aim to rapidly transform the overall EV adoption rate in the country.
“Our Treo range of three wheelers will address the demand for first and last mile connectivity and transform the way urban India travels,” said Mahesh Babu.
Goldie Srivastava of SmartE said – “As a pioneer in the electric mobility service space, SmartE plans to roll-out 100,000 vehicles by 2022. We believe Mahindra Electric’s solutions will play a critical role in our growth strategy.”
SmartE already has an ongoing partnership with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, among other organizations and claims to deliver nearly 80,000 rides to commuters daily. The company says that they’ve already built a EV charging network for 800 vehicles (concurrently) and will be ramping up the network to support the additional 1,000 vehicles in Delhi.
The Treo packs a 7.37 kWh lithium-ion battery which is claimed to last for more than 5 years. The electric motor produces 5.4 kW (7.5 hp) of peak power and 30 Nm of torque. The Treo Yaari has lesser specification. Both variants claim a range of 170 km and 129 km, respectively.