Vodafone powers Mahindra Reva's e20 connected car

Telecommunications giant Vodafone has reported that Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, part of the automotive, defence and energy multinational Mahindra Group, has partnered its recently launched e2o electric vehicle with Vodafone's machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services.

Telecommunications giant Vodafone has reported that Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, part of the automotive, defence and energy multinational Mahindra Group, has partnered its recently launched e2o electric vehicle with Vodafone's machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services.

According to Vodafone, drivers of the e2o can remotely access a range of features and functions such as checking their battery, remotely controlling air-conditioning and locking or unlocking doors by using a smartphone app or dedicated web page.

Erik Brenneis, Director of M2M, Vodafone, said: "We are proud to be the first telecom service provider to bring the M2M service platform to the Indian market today. An industry tailored offering coupled with secure connectivity, best in class M2M service platform and superior network from Vodafone provide Mahindra Reva the capability to develop a whole range of new services around India's first connected car".

Chetan Maini, Founder and Chief of Technology and Strategy at Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt, said: "The e2o is the first and only Indian car, and among the few worldwide, to have telematics based features that enable 'anytime, anywhere connectivity' between our customers and their cars".

Maini added: "We are pleased to partner with Vodafone as our exclusive Machine-to-Machine mobile connectivity solution provider."

MF

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