After the successful launch of the Mahindra Reva e2o in Delhi at a subsidized price, the company introduced its electric passenger car in Bengaluru on Wednesday, 3rd April 2013. The green vehicle is priced at Rs. 6.49 lacs (ex-showroom, Bengaluru) and is available with a monthly installment scheme of Rs. 9,257 per month.
The e2o was developed by the fully owned subsidiary of Mahindra the Bangalore based electric vehicle company, Reva. As the car was launched in its hometown, Chetan Maini, Chief of Strategy & Technology, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said “The Mahindra e2o is a near perfect amalgam of the dramatic advancements in automotive technology, electronics and information technology”. He also said that the company is very confident about the car being a “real solution to power personal mobility for a sustainable future.”
The Mahindra Reva e2o is a fully electric passenger car with the accommodation capability of 4 full grown adults unlike the first electric vehicle (EV) manufactured by Reva the Reva-i, when it was not a part of the multinational industrial group Mahindra & Mahindra. The e2o was designed as an urban mobility solution that does not consume any fossil fuel and thus is a zero-emission vehicle. The car was not only meant to be nature friendly as it helps in reducing the rising problem of pollution and global warming but is also very economical for the consumers as it does not consume any costly fuel. The car is also an effective solution to preserve the natural resources of the fossil fuel levels. Being cost effective and totally environment friendly, the e2o is a complete package of affordability while also serving a brilliant social and ecological cause. As the Mahindra Group holds the view of presenting a green, smart and economical personal mobility solution, the e2o is a successful first step.
The e2o comes with a very convenient maintenance free next generation lithium-ion battery and new technology 3 phase induction electric engine and is designed for the busy city roads. It comes with a small turning radius to make taking sharp turns very easy, and its unique hill-hold feature ensures safe driving on inclines. The car features an amazing ABS body panels that give it dent and scratch free body.
The e2o gives a good range of 100 kms on a single charge that makes sure you can drive it all around your city without charging worries. The battery can be easily charged at home or at work place using any 15A power socket. Mahindra is also heavily investing in setting up charging stations for the e2o all over the country with 100 charge-stations already in place and there are several more to come. It takes just 5 hours to fully charge the e2o and you are ready to go for another 100 kms.
The e2o also comes braced with all world class features and cutting edge technology along with a superior spacious interior. For instance, the car includes a smartphone application that can lock or unlock the car as well as activate the car’s air-conditioning system by simply sending it a command through the consumer’s smartphone.