Mahindra e2o launched at Rs. 5.96 lakhs [video]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013 - 1:06pm IST

Update – Images, press release and brochure attached.

After much delay, the Mahindra e2o electric vehicle has finally been launched today at a price of Rs. 5.96 lakhs (on road Delhi after the subsidy that Delhi government offers on EVs).

Mahindra e20 launchMahindra e20 launched

Earlier in the day, Mahindra has unveiled the two door electric hatchback in front of the India Gate at New Delhi in the presence of Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi.

Video walkaround of the Mahindra e2o

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Features of Mahindra e20

  • Powered by a 25.4 bhp (19 KW) three phase induction motor
  • Torque of 53 Nm right from the word go
  • 48V maintenance free Li-ion battery
  • Fully automatic transmission
  • Gas fulled McPherson struts up front and gas filled shock absorbers with coil springs at the rear
  • Front discs and rear drums for braking
  • Low resistance tubeless tires of size 155/70 R 13
  • Measures 3.2 m in length, 1.51 m in width and 1.56 m in height
  • Wheelbase of 1.95 m and turning radius of 3.9 m
  • Kerb weight of 830 kg
  • Chassis is a welded tubular structure with 3 crumple zones which comply with European norms
  • Top speed of 81 kmph
  • Range of 100 km under test conditions
  • Full charge takes 5 hours in regular 220V 15 A socket. One hour worth of charge can get you 20 km of range
  • 6.2″ touch screen with GPS Navigation
  • Hill hold function
  • Service once a year and that too in customer’s place
  • Smartphone controlled lock and AC
  • REVive which activates reserve energy in case of emergency
  • Regenerative braking
  • Driver information system
  • Sun2Car, power from solar energy

The Mahindra e20 is available in six colors – Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Eco Green, Oceanic White, Spanish Red and Sunshine Yellow.

Mahindra is predicting that the global EV market would be at 3.8 million units per year by 2020. For now, the e2o will be targeting environment conscious and tech savvy urban customers who want a second car.

Mahindra e2o Image Gallery

Mahindra e2o Brochure

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Mahindra e20 press release

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9 thoughts on “Mahindra e2o launched at Rs. 5.96 lakhs [video]

  1. GB says:

    Battery range aside, I wonder what the actual life of the batteries in this car is? The earlier Reva I suppose was in the region of 12,000 KM and the battery costed about Rs. 60,000/- to replace.

  2. shreyas says:

    shrawan. didnt i tell u once abt d car all inside 🙂 looks its all d same i told :p

  3. Jay Shankar says:

    I dont want to even comment, its waste of time.

  4. chandranath bhatla says:

    Exuberated to saw this new version of EV… but price looks bit disappointing… as it looks expensive for a middle class family. What does it mean ‘Sun2Car, power from solar energy’. Does it have a panel to charge from Sun?

    1. Hi Mr. Chandranath, we are learning more on this, please come back a bit later today to get the full coverage.

    2. Gaurav says:

      Mr. Chandranath, Sun2Car means this car can also be charged using a 3 feet by 3 feet solar panel. It is not included in the price and has to be bought separately.

  5. Himanshu Jain says:

    Was really hoping for better performance from a purely electric car. Would have been a useful city runabout then, top speed of 81kmph is too limiting for a car with a starting price of 5.96L. Range is adequate. Looking forward to in-gear acceleration figures. Great initiative as far as EVs go however.

  6. Mohammed says:

    Well, the pricing was expected to be aggressive, it doesn’t seem to be finally !

    Electric Vehicles (EV) would find it hard to succeed in India, given that, globally they’ve failed miserably because they lack sustainable underlying technology and basic hardware. Since its not a practical car for an average Indian, the e2O would struggle to get going as well, just like the earlier model Reva.

    The world is yet to find a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel run cars even after decades of R&D. Despite pumping in billions of dollars and doing combined R&D to reduce investment, the automobile bigggies are yet to see light at the end of this never ending dark tunnel. Every year we see numerous electric/ hybrid car concepts showcased by the manufacturers, but sadly, they mostly remain a fantasy concept and hardly translate to mass products….


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