The Indian auto major Mahindra & Mahindra is very optimistic about its all green electric vehicles’ success that the company is preparing for the new future. The Indian car market is still not ready to accept the green cars no matter how convenient and practical they are becoming, but home bred car major Mahindra believes that the Indian consumers are conscious but the need of the eco-friendly cars and their attitude towards the green cars will change in the future. Mahindra & Mahindra is in fact ready with a slew of electric models of its popular cars, however the Indian carmaker is yet not ready to launch them in India owing to the dull sentiments of the Indian towards the battery electric cars. The very capable Mahindra e2o is also not selling as per the company’s expectations and the company is doing everything possible to increase the sales of the electric hatchback.
As per the new reports, Mahindra & Mahindra is contemplating to give some changes and new features to the e2o. The company could introduce a new variant of the e2o along with a power steering wheel in the coming few months’ time.
According to the reports Mahindra is considering to endow an electric power steering wheel on the e2o, as some of e2o owners have complained to the company about the steering wheel of the battery electric vehicle to be feeling heavy when the car runs at low speeds. The new variant of the e2o will certainly feel much more convenient with the incorporation of a power steering as well as some other new features.
The reports have suggested that the Indian car major is very serious about the high quality and technical advanced aspects of the e2o and thus has taken its customers’ feedback regarding the e2o also very seriously. Depending on the customers’ feedback and their requirement of a light feel and convenient steering system in the e2o, Mahindra is ready to introduce a power steering wheel in the new e2o variant and is confident about making the customers happy.
Despite the low sales of the e2o, Mahindra is not thinking twice to update the e2o. However, the addition of the power steering wheel and other features will add to the overall value of the e2o, and this might even drive sales for the electric car.
It has come into light that Mahindra is also working on a 4-door variant of the e2o. This 4-door variant may be the one fitted with the power steering wheel and could also be because of the customers’ feedback. The 4-door e2o will make access to the rear seats easier and more comfortable as against the current model. With the added rear doors, even elderly passengers would easily access the e2o’s rear seats.
Mahindra Reva launched the e2o in March last year powered by an electric motor and 48 volt lithium-ion battery pack. The car offers a range of around 100kms and takes about 5 hours to fully charge its battery.