India’s largest utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has appointed Arvind Mathew as the new chief executive of its electric vehicles arm, Mahindra Reva, the company said on Wednesday. Mathew succeeds Chetan Maini, who was at the helm of affairs at Mahindra Reva.
Maini will continue to be associated with Mahindra Reva and its Formula-E racing division in an advisory capacity and will lead the technology initiatives of the group.
Pawan Goenka, executive director at Mahindra and Mahindra, said: “While welcoming Arvind to the Mahindra family, I am sure he will take Mahindra Reva to newer heights with his diverse international exposure, technical background and proven ability to drive innovation and growth.”
Reva electric car company, a joint venture between the Maini Group of Bangalore and AEV LLC of the US, manufactured the first electric motor car in India. Mahindra acquired a majority stake in the Reva motor car company in 2010 and the company was named Mahindra Reva.
Pawan Goenka lauded Chetan Maini’s contribution to the electric car segment in India, saying “Chetan Maini has been synonymous with electric vehicle technology and his vision and expertise has been instrumental in pioneering innovations in this space.”