PHOTO CAPTION: Mahindra Reva e2o will be core of Lithium Urban Technologies fleet of electric cars.

Indian Fleet to Operate E2O Electric Cars

Lithium Urban Technologies will provide electric carshare services to Bangalore-based TESCO, VMware and Total Environment.

Published: 28-Apr-2015

Using electric cars for corporate fleets makes a lot of sense, which is why TESCO, VMware and Total Environment, all three with operations in Bangalore, India, has selected the Mahindra Reva e2o electric car for inter-campus and employee transportation.

But what's intriguing about the this development isn't just the fact that the cars are electric - and made in Bangalore - but that they are outfitted with an amazing array of I.T. hardware Operated by Lithium Urban Technologies, each car is wirelessly connected to 'the cloud.' Each comes equipped, writes Auto Car India, with...

"... a multi-level security system including a live-feed camera on all its cars to monitor all vehicles at all times inside the operation area. The cars are also fitted with WiFi available for the passengers to use. All cars will also come with tamper-proof data tablets with a travel card swiping system to prevent unauthorised passengers from using the service. The tablet will also act as the journey log for distance and payment information.

Lithium has also set up 'slow charging stations,' presumably the equivalent of Level Two because the standard voltage in india is 220-240V, same as Europe. According to Reva FAQ, this means a charge time of 5-6 hours at 15 Amps for the e2o.

Notes Auto Car India:

"Lithium claims that its car fleet service will save corporate companies between Rs 2-3 crore on an annual basis in transportation costs as its all-electric vehicle service incurs lower running costs as compared to conventional vehicles.

The company hopes to have as many as 2000 cars in service across India within two years.

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