The Indian car market is a highly abuzz market which is maturing at a fast pace with all the global auto majors pouring in their new cars. While the Indian auto industry is full with all the global auto giants and high-end luxury car makers, the home bred car manufacturers are not behind. Indian car majors such as Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are known for their strong, reliable products and technological advancements.
Indian utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra is increasingly keen futuristic advanced mobile system that is not only efficient and convenient, but eco-friendly as well. Mahindra aims to get a smarter and greener commuting system for the near future that will benefit the modern human beings as well as Mother Erath.
Thus, the home bred auto major is busy working on several electric vehicles and already offers the most technologically advanced all electric passenger car in India, the e2o. Mahindra however is not restricted to only battery driven all electric cars when eco-friendly and green cars are concerned. The Indian car major is also looking into other greener vehicles such as the Hybrids which are very popular globally.
However, Mahindra begs to differ with the other global car makers when it comes to the Hybrid cars. The Hybrids are usually a combination of gasoline and electric driven cars. And Mahindra being an expert diesel vehicle manufacturer is contemplating on the first Diesel Hybrid vehicle.
Mahindra & Mahindra showcased the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant at the 2014 Auto Expo, which was held in February this year.
Mahindra’s innovative, efficient and greener XUV500 Diesel Hybrid model was displayed for the auto shows’ visitors. And to offer a better view to the underlying mechanical specifications and latest technologies of the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid, Mahindra fitted the car with a transparent acrylic bonnet. The Indian car manufacturer claims that its new innovative XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant saves as much as 18 percent fuel consumption than the vehicle’s regular diesel variants.
Mahindra & Mahindra has equipped the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid with a powerplant that consists of a regular internal combustion diesel motor and a powerful electric motor. To offer power to this permanent magnet synchronous powerplant, the vehicle packs in a light and efficient lithium ion battery. The electric motor of the vehicle supports the diesel engine with power assistance at low speeds as well as during the vehicle’s acceleration reducing fuel consumption. The XUV500 Diesel Hybrid also uses regenerative braking system that stores the produced kinetic energy generated from the brakes to revitalize the battery pack.
While speaking on the new Mahindra XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant, the company’s executive director & president of the automotive & farm equipment division, Dr. Pawan Goenka, said that the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid is a part of the ‘Accessible Technology’ and that the company is working on several sustainable mobility solutions.
If and when Mahindra & Mahindra launches the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant, it will surely be one of the most technologically advanced hybrid cars in India.