With the introduction of the first electric car, the e20, Mahindra group has paved the path to create clean and green technology and redefine sustainable urbanisation. The creation of the new e20 will enable consumers to preserve tons of cash by saving on fuel through the usage of lithium ion batteries which can be charged at home or in your workplace.
Mahindra e20 is offered at Rs. 5.96 lakhs. The group also announced its plan to extend the electric mobility technology to two-wheelers, and seek approval from Central government to create a new wave for electric vehicles. The introduction of electric technology to two-wheelers will benefit consumers to save revenues and enable pleasurable riding experience with minimum noise levels on bumpy and rugged roads.
To media persons, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said, ‘’the launch of the e20 is an important step for the Mahindra Group, it is an advanced step to redefine sustainable urbanisation with the creation of a beneficial eco system that comprises of mobility solutions together with environmental friendly innovations.’’
The car with two-door and four seats is equipped with the cutting-edge lithium-ion batteries and a three phase induction electric motor. The car has an excellent mileage of 100 kms per charge with a long durability of 5 hours in one full charge. The fully automatic car is manufactured for pure city driving.
The car is designed with advanced features such as GPS navigation system, keyless entry, start/stop button, regenerative braking which can transform energy back into the car’s batteries and charge them each time it slows down or when brakes are applied.
In Delhi, the government offered a total of 20% subsidy on the electric car and the company has been able to sell the car at an on-road price of Rs. 5.96 lakhs, and said that the car would costlier in other cities. The e20 is scheduled to launch in Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Pune and Kochi.
The introduction of electric technology in cars and two-wheelers is research extensively with the need to minimize pollution and create a superior fuel economy. Although there are few electric cars on road today, there is extensive research and development (R&D) in this segment mainly to preserve fuel, increase mileage and prevent overheating and fuel leakage. The e20 is designed with breathtaking new features and is one step ahead of the earlier electric Reva with respect to size and features. Electric technology is still in the process of research and people are working on bio-fuels as an alternative to conventional fuels.
The pricing is another attractive feature; the company has taken care to roll out the car at a reasonable price despite the best-in-class and advanced technology employed and the years and huge investment allotted to manufacture the e20. The car is now launched and the company aims at a robust profit output. The Reva is still running on Indian roads and the e20 is a bigger version of the Reva and has the potential to deliver attractive outcomes.