Monday, January 13, 2014

Mahindra e2o Electric Car Review [VIDEO]

The Mahindra group today launched its first electric car 'e2o' after it acquired Bangalore-based electric car maker Reva.The group also said it has plans to extend the electric mobility technology to its two-wheelers, while seeking support from the central government for pushing eco-friendly vehicles.
The Mahindra e2o, previously REVA NXR, is an urban electric car hatchback manufactured by Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles. The e2o is the REVA G-Wiz successor and was developed using REVA's technology, and has a range of 100 km (62 mi). The electric car was launched in India in March 2013 at a price between Rs 6.5 lakh(US$11,900) to Rs 8.5 lakh (US$15,670) depending on the city and before any subsidy. Mahindra also plans to launch the e2o in the European market during the first quarter of 2014
The electric car has a lithium-ion battery pack that takes five hours for a full charge, and with a weight of 830 kg (1,830 lb), delivers a range of 100 km (62 mi) and a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). The e2o is one of the more advanced cars on Indian roads, with smartphone-controlled features, GPS navigation system and a dashboard-mounted touchscreen, keyless entry,start/stop button, and regenerative braking. According to Mahindra, the car'scrumple zones comply with European norms
The Mahindra e2o is the first-in-line of next-generation global Electric Vehicle.
e2o is born keeping YOU and the future in mind. We are confident the e2o will transform you into a different world with its Future Inspired design, Technically Advanced DNA, & being the most convenient way to travel in the city.
Imagine “Your vehicle talking to You”. The e2o has intelligent drive assist system which is equipped to diagnose, record and notify information all on its own. While on the go, the e2o equips you with real time information on how far you can go with the charge in the e2o’s battery, thus making the drive stress free and a pleasure.
The Mahindra e2o is manufactured at Mahindra's Bangalore factory. The company invested Rs 100 crore (US$18.5 million) on the development of the car and construction of a manufacturing plant with an annual capacity of 30,000 units a year, but Mahindra initially expects to sell only about 400 to 500 units a month, with Delhi accounting with about 150 to 200 units. Due to delays in the roll-out of the central government incentives, in November 2013 Mahindra announced it was scaling back plans to release of other electric vehicles, and reported that by mid November only about 400 units have been sold in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
The e2o was launched in India in March 2013 at a price between Rs 7.0 lakh (US$12,900) to Rs 8.5 lakh (US$15,670) depending on the city. In Delhi, the price is Rs 5.96 lakh (US$11,000) after a 29% subsidy granted by the city. The e2o is also available in Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, and Kochi. Mahindra also plans to launch the e2o in the European market during the first quarter of 2014