Friday, February 14, 2014

Reva unveils Halo EV, Formula E at New Delhi Auto Show

Mahindra is being busy at the New Delhi Auto Show, unveiling two electric cars: the Mahindra Reva Halo EV concept sports car and the Mahindra Racing Formula E electric race car. If reports are to be believed, the Indian company wants to build the Halo as, well, a halo electric car for the brand. Reva could use it, since long-time electric vehicle fans will most likely associate the Reva name with the unloved G-Wiz.
The Halo looks light years ahead of the company's previous offerings (which also includes the E2O). Powered by an all-electric powertrain that can move the two-door "everyday sports car" to 62 miles per hour in under eight seconds and has a top speed of over 100 mph and a range of 124 miles, the Halo is compact and clean, with nice design touches like the bright red by the front wheels. A production version, which could come in early 2016, could also take the shape of a four-door sports car. Mahindra is promoting the Halo on social media using the HaloSelfie hashtag on Twitter and we've got two videos available below.
The Formula E racer, on the other hand, is the same all-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E vehicle that we've seen before, but now it's gussied up in Mahindra livery. The 10-city global EV race series starts in September.