The Mahindra e-KUV100 was first spotted testing on the roads in November 2017 and then unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo in February last year. In a recent development, Overdrive has claimed that the launch of this model will take place around the festive season this year.
While the Mahindra e-KUV100 shares its bodyshell with the KUV100 NXT, it has a slightly neater design. As the there's no engine requiring cooling, the upper grille has been replaced by a similar-l00king closed panel. The signature vertical slats have a blue accent on them, and there's a similar blue finish on the fog lamp housing. In place of halogen headlights, there are projector headlights with a blue accent.
On the sides, the Mahindra e-KUV100 features blue accents on the alloy wheels, a Mahindra Electric badge on each of the front fenders and sleeker door mouldings. At the rear, it has a grey-coloured tailgate garnish. A 30 kW (40.79 PS) motor powers this electric vehicle. As for the battery pack, its capacity is unknown, but the company says that it offers a driving range of more than 140 km and takes less than 30 minutes to get charged to 80% using a fast charger.
In March, Dr Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra and Mahindra, spoke briefly about the EV plans. He said:
In the short run we are converting our current vehicles to EVs. So we already have e-Verito and we will be launching e-KUV in about six months time and one year after that we will launch electric XUV300. Post that, we are looking at doing platform ground up for electric vehicles.