India made electric scooter, e-Ludix, of French two wheeler manufacturer, Peugeot Motorcycles - a subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra - is the first electric two-wheeler to be included in French presidential fleet.
“Peugeot Motocycles (a @MahindraRise company) is part of the ‘energetic’ transformation of the French Presidential fleet! Our brand new Peugeot e-Ludix, is the 1st electric 2-wheeler to join the fleet. And they’re proudly the 1st electric 2-wheelers exported from India," tweeted Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group.
Mahindra is India’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer but is yet to launch an electric two-wheeler in the country, at a time when Indian government is urging automakers to launch electric vehicles to reign in on increasing pollution and crude import.
Mahindra and Mahindra acquired 51% of the Peugeot Motorcycles in 2015. The Mumbai based automaker is also expected to acquire 100% stake in the French company in the next two years.