The statistics may not be very
encouraging: only 2300 Mahindra e20 electric cars have been sold since it was
launched in March 2013, after the Mahindras took over Chetan Maini’s Reva company.
The car was originally launched in 2001 as a Reva quadricycle. Now the e20 in
its new avatar, the e20 Plus CitySmart electric car has been launched by Mahindra
Electric with four doors and one hatch door. The prices of the vehicle start at
Rs 5.46 lakh for the P4 variant. The P2 is the fleet car and its prices were
not disclosed. The P6 variant costs Rs 595091 while the top end P8 costs Rs
846459. The prices are the ones prevailing in Delhi, post state subsidy and
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With zero emission, the ‘e2oPlus’ is set to
usher in a whole new concept in urban mobility.
On a full charge, the Mahindra
e2oPlus can travel for up to 140 km (P8 variant) and can achieve a top speed of
85 kmph. Powered by the latest electric drive train technology from Mahindra Electric,
the e2oPlus can effortlessly cruise through city traffic and drives Mahindra’s
vision of the Future of Mobility. The tall-boy design and spacious interiors
make for a compact city car that can comfortably seat four adults.
Speaking at the launch of the
e2oPlus, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, M&M Ltd. noted, “As the
pioneers in integrated and electric mobility solutions in India, it has always
been our endeavour to make electric vehicles more accessible across segments.
The launch of the e2oPlus is a defining moment in the electric mobility journey
of Mahindra as it marks our foray into the mass market electric city car
segment. The e2oPlus aptly represents our ‘Rise’ philosophy in action, as our
development team delivered a city car that is poised to nurture a sustainable
ecosystem and redefine the Future of Mobility”.
At the core of the e2oPlus is
a collection of connected features that have been developed to make the car
both easier and more enjoyable to drive and maintain. Whether it is planning a
route, checking the health of the car, or remotely cooling the car, the e2oPlus
seamlessly integrates technologies to offer functionality and is aptly designed
for easy urban commuting.
The host of innovative
features include remote diagnostics through telematics, connectivity through
smart phone app, new and advanced infotainment system, regenerative braking,
Hill Hold control for easy driving in hilly terrains, REVive for reserve charge
and automated messages amongst others.
Charging the e2oPlus is as
simple as charging a mobile phone. Customers can choose between 4 trim levels and four colours namely Coral Blue, Sparkling
Wine, Arctic Silver, Solid White.
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