MAHINDRA ELECTRIC HANDS OVER EVERITOS TO NGO WHEELS OF CHANGE
SET TO AID THE NGO TO PROVIDE MOBILITY SOLUTIONS FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED
Bangalore : Mahindra Electric, part of the diversified USD 19 billion Mahindra Group and a pioneer in the development and production of electric vehicles in India, today handed over three eVeritos to Wheels of Change, a non-profit organization that works towards making the world accessible for the differently abled individuals. Hemantha Kumara, Additional Commissioner for Transport along with Mahesh Babu, CEO Mahindra Electric, handed over the vehicles to Ritheesh Shetty, Trustee, Wheels of Change, at the Mahindra Electric corporate office today.
These eVeritos will be used under the NGO’s initiative KickStart cabs and will be specially customized to suit the needs of the differently abled. One of the major modifications will include a swivel out mechanism on the front co-passenger seat of the eVerito. This is aligned with Mahindra Electric’s endeavour to provide mobility solutions for all and comes under the company’s CSR initiative. As a part of this handover, the company will also hand over one fast charging unit to facilitate the movement of these three eVeritos.
About Wheels of Change:
Set up in 2013 as a non-profit that works towards making the world accessible for persons with disabilities. The organisation also works to promote inclusion of other marginalised communities like sexual minorities.
WoC has so far worked as the research and design partner for Kickstart Services Private Limited, in promoting transportation for persons with disabilities and seniors. Through this, designs for vehicle modification have been made that are appropriate for different types of disabilities (wheelchair users, crutch walkers etc.). WoC also has expertise in making public spaces like parks, toilets and public spaces accessible. The approach is to understand a place holistically and make it accessible rather than in isolation.
About Mahindra Electric
Mahindra Electric, a part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group is a global pioneer in the development and production electric vehicles. Mahindra Electric is India’s only EV manufacturer with indigenously developed EV technologies that have won global accolades. The Mahindra Group has one of the most diversified portfolio of electric vehicles with the e2oPlus hatch, the eVerito sedan, the eSupro mini van and panel vans and its electric rickshaw, e-Alfa Mini.
Pushing the limits of technology and innovation, Mahindra has acknowledged the need to redefine mobility at every step. This lead to a vision with a desire to transform; a vision which provides an imagination which is more sustainable and more dependable. Venturing into the paradigm of alternative technology has helped Mahindra enable a clean, green and a smarter tomorrow.
The Mahindra Group is a USD 19 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 200,000 people across 100 countries.
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