Mahindra Reva has recently introduced its electric car the e20, the car has a mileage of 62 miles inserted with powerful lithium-ion batteries which can be recharged in five hours. The interesting aspect about the e20 is it is connected to a smartphone app and Reva has patented the cutting-edge REVive technology which implies that even on low charge, the app on smartphone can be used to activate the stored energy and you can run your car again. This is indeed remarkable where you can just recharge your battery through a smartphone and not worry too much about your car coming to a halt.
The car is designed with ABS (plastic) body panels, the car will be priced at Rs. 5.96 lakhs. The company plans to make a splendid profit with the car by rolling out up to 30,000 units a year.
An enthusiastic car fan from Iceland, Gisli Gislason was present when the e20 was launched in India. In 2009, the car was displayed in Frankfurt. A firm called Gislason’s northern Lights Energy (now termed EVEN, the Icelandic EV Association) has booked 100 Reva NXRs. Last week Gisli to AutoblogGreen said, ‘’even though the NXR was scheduled to launch in the summer of 2010, this was postponed when Mahindra bought the company. Today, the company introduced a much better car with roomier interiors and advanced fitments called the E20.’’ The new strategy is to introduce the cars in Iceland first in December 2013 or January 2014.
Mahindra Reva has unveiled the e20 car at a ceremony at India Gate in New Delhi. The occasion was witnessed by eminent personalities such as Dr. Farooq Abdullah. Hon Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Praful Patel, Hon. Minister, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and Mrs. Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister of Delhi and Mr. Anand Mahindra, Mahindra Group and Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.
Mahindra showcases its future-next generation all-electric car with zero emission called the Mahindra e20 which is designed by Reva at the India Gate in New Delhi. Mahindra e20 is a symbol of Mahindra’s vision of the future of mobility expressed by 5C’s called clean, convenient, connected, clever and cost effective. The car is fully automatic with Boost Mode for powerful acceleration and can cover a vast range of 100 km, making this car ideal for city driving. The car can be charged from any 15A power socket which is available at homes and malls. The most interesting part is being able to manoeuvre using smartphone technology which enables switching on the AC, locking or unlocking the car from absolutely anywhere. REVive is the first of its kind remote emergency charge that can be operated through smart phone app, you can call RIA (Remote Interactive Assist).
The Mahindra E20 electric car is a symbol of unique and novel technology to enjoy a pleasurable drive experience where you can charge your car and recharge the remaining energy through your smartphone.