With the Supreme Court and the National
Green Tribunal going hammer and tongs against diesel vehicles with engine
capacity of 2000cc and above, leading utility vehicles manufacturer Mahindra &
Mahindra has upped its game in the electric vehicle domain.
The company launched India's first all
electric sedan eVerito on June 2, 2016. Mahindra & Mahindra company Mahindra
Electric already manufactures the Mahindra e2O electric vehicle but it is a
small car. The new battery powered sedan, the eVerito, has been launched at a starting price of Rs.
9.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and will be available in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore,
Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Nagpur.
The new eVerito is powered by Mahindra
Electric's latest drivetrain technology, which is a single speed direct drive
transmission. This zero emissions vehicle has a range of 110kms and can reach a
top speed of 86kmph with a low running cost of Rs. 1.15 per km. The vehicle
also features a boost mode which provides extra power to the car.
The eVerito is powered by a 72V Lithium ion
battery pack which have a life span of 3-5 years. On a normal charge the
vehicles takes 8 hours and 45 minutes to charge from 0-100pc while the top end
D6 variant of the eVerito is equipped with a fast charging unit which can
charge the car's battery in 1 hour and 45 minutes at one of a 140 Mahindra Fast
Charging stations which are being setup across New Delhi.
Pravin Shah, President and Chief
(Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, "As the pioneer of
electric vehicles and integrated mobility solutions in India, it has always
been our endeavor to make electric vehicles more accessible and the eVerito is
the first electric sedan in our portfolio. With issues like environmental
degradation, pollution-related challenges, climate change and energy security,
there has never been a better time to switch to electric vehicles".
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