(From Left) Mr Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, Mr Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Mr Rajan Wadhera, Chief Executive - Technology, Product Development and Sourcing (TPDS), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and Mr Chetan Maini, Chief Technology Officer, Mahindra Reva Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., today formally inaugurated its manufacturing facility, which is the first platinum rated automobile facility in India. Inaugurating the energy efficient, green manufacturing facility, Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group unveiled the Group’s vision to co-create and shape the “future of mobility”. On the occasion, Mr. Mahindra said, “We firmly believe that the automobile industry is at an inflection point that will re-shape the way we own and use mobility solutions. This change is being driven by rapidly changing customer needs and dramatic advancements in automotive technologies, including the growing influence of electronics and IT in automobile products and solutions.” The plant uses sustainable methods in manufacturing electric cars by reducing use of materials and energy. Mahindra Reva also unveiled a host of technologies including ‘Quick2Charge’, by which the car can be charged in 15 minutes to run 25 kms, thereby providing customers with increased convenience. The new factory is capable of producing 30,000 cars per year, is scheduled to begin production in September 2012. In order to tap and use the abundant solar energy for mobility, Mahindra Reva has designed a personal charging unit called ‘Sun2Car’ which will provide free and clean energy for the lifetime of the car, making it a very cost-effective solution. The technology, ‘Car 2 Home’ makes it possible to use energy from the car to power a house.