IAB Report – Mahindra unveils fully electric two-wheeler ‘GenZe’ in USA
Posted on: May 10, 2014 - 10:31am IST
The Mahindra Group unveiled its first-ever electric two-wheeler, GenZe, in Ann Arbor, Michigan on 9th May.
The Mahindra GenZe has a range of around 30 miles (48 km) on a full charge. With a top speed of 30 mph (48 kph), people of most states in the US wouldn’t need a license to ride the GenZe. The scooter will be manufactured in Mahindra’s facility near the city that has a capacity to assemble 9,000 units a year. This can be ramped up to 20,000 when required, the company said in a press release.
The GenZe is another product that was conceived in Silicon Valley. The vehicle was developed in Palo Alto, California and is designed, engineered and manufactured in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In the GenZe, the traditional instrument cluster makes way for a weather-proof, Bluetooth-enabled, 7-inch touchscreen display which shows how much charge you have, speed, approximate range and other parameters.
The company also opened the Mahindra North American Technical Centre. The centre of excellence is “focused on providing Mahindra with globally competitive product designs and technologies in support of its future product portfolio.” The centre, at present, has 40 engineers with complete vehicle design capabilities, the company said.
The centre can accommodate a total of 125 engineers and it works in collaboration with Mahindra’s entire product development team.
Mahindra Genze – Image Gallery
Mahindra GenZe unveiled – Press release
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