Mahindra & Mahindra
showcased its latest electric vehicles, the lithium ion battery powered
electric three wheelers, Treo and Treo Yaari, at MOVE 2018, the Global Mobility
Summit organised by NITI Aayog.
The vehicles were showcased to
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, in the presence of Anand Mahindra,
Chairman, Mahindra Group and Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, M&M Ltd,
among other key dignitaries from the Government and the company. Anand Mahindra delivered the key note address
at the opening session of MOVE 2018, which focused on the Future of Mobility.
The Treo and Treo Yaari will be available in
the market as D+3 and D+4 variants of the electric three-wheelers respectively.
The Treo electric 3-wheeler
range is powered by the latest lithium ion battery technology, which is more
durable and requires lower maintenance compared to other battery chemistry. The
company also displayed its other mobility innovations at MOVE 2018. They
included the modular and scalable electric platform, MESMA, the demonstration
of the software mobility solution, NEMO and futuristic muscle electric pod
concept, UDO. Mahindra also presented a digital showcase of its Future of
Mobility ecosystem, which will be clean, connected and convenient.
The Treo features:
• ‘Zero Pollution’ Lithium ion
Battery Technology – lower maintenance, longer life
• In-built strong crash guard,
dent and rust-free body
• Comfortable noiseless and
vibration free drive
• Ergonomically designed,
• Modern and stylish exterior
• Digital instrument cluster
• Remote monitoring of
mileage, location, and battery status through NEMO tech
Offering a range of options to customers, both
Treo and Treo Yaari will have soft top and hard top variants. Treo represents
the next generation of last mile mobility solutions which offer Telematics
technology enabled connected features like remote monitoring of range, charge
status etc. The features are powered by Mahindra Electric’s NEMO and are
available as a value add to the vehicles.
The UDO is a Concept Electric mobility pod. It
challenges the way individuals move inside the city, introducing an entirely
new paradigm to personal mobility. This electric pod presents new opportunities
for individual transportation as well as a shared resource for movement within
NExt-Gen Mobility (NEMO), is
India’s first cloud-enabled mobility platform, developed by Mahindra Electric
exclusively for electric vehicles. The platform provides contextual information
about the battery and vehicle performance, which are unique to EVs. These
real-time insights including State of Charge, Energy Consumption, etc., can be used
to streamline operations in a more efficient manner. The advanced technology
platform addresses the individual requirements of varied segments in urban
mobility, including Car Sharing, Ride Sharing and Corporate Commuting. It is
designed to deliver benefits across the value chain to drivers, commuters, as
well as fleet owners and operators.
Marking a major shift from the
current 48/72 Volt system of EVs in India, this 380 Volt modular powertrain is
Mahindra Electric’s latest technology showcase. MESMA stands for Mahindra
Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture. The platform utilises cells from LG
Chemicals and with its unique design, it can be adjusted to different lengths
and widths to accommodate different kinds of vehicles including hatchbacks,
crossovers, sedans etc., while retaining the high efficiency and high
performance that it promises to deliver. Created in India’s first electric
vehicle innovation centre, the platform opens up a plethora of opportunities
for Mahindra Electric to synergize with other Mahindra Group companies like
Ssangyong, Pininfarina etc. and bring to market vehicles which are truly
‘objects of desire’.
Source: Mahindra & Mahindra
Gaius Automotive Inc, a
leading developer of advanced electric utility vehicles will be introducing at
the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Frankfurt, its Gaius Rapide 3 commercial
electric cargo scooter based on a 3-wheeled platform that offers safe,
sustainable mobility for government and corporate logistics needs. The Gaius Rapide 3 provides durable and
versatile vehicle configurations to meet the needs of a wide range of
Having the agility of a
motorcycle but with added stability and the loading capacity of a car, the
GAius Rapide 3 has a modular design with a protective canopy and will have
connectivity features for next generation cloud-based fleet management. Addressing the needs of growing e-commerce
infrastructures, it will host a range of smart, connected functions to optimise
workflow throughout its daily work cycle.
As a zero-emission vehicle it can economically and unobtrusively enter
busy and narrow inner-city roads and central districts that many urban areas
are increasingly restricting from ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle
With a design intended to
maximise cargo capacity while minimizing its carbon footprint, the Gaius Rapide
3 can be configured to carry 440L or 200Kg of cargo with a range of up to 105km
while being as fast and nimble as a 125cc scooter. The Rapide 3 addresses
potential environmental issues and related costs such as carbon taxes, and ICE
vehicle surcharges. It can be configured
with a power-optimized battery up to 5.2kWh capacity specially designed to
charge to 80% in 15 minutes, without compromising the longevity of the battery.
This vehicle is certified for at least 5 years of heavy duty fleet usage
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