IAB Report - Mahindra unveils fully electric two-wheeler 'GenZe' in USA

10/05/2014 - 10:31 | ,   | Karthik H

The Mahindra Group unveiled its first-ever electric two-wheeler, GenZe, in Ann Arbor, Michigan on 9th May.

Mahindra GenZe press shot

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.

Mahindra GenZe press shot storage

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.

Mahindra GenZe press shot rear quarter

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.

Mahindra GenZe press shot screen

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.

Mahindra GenZe press shot front quarter

The centre can accommodate a total of 125 engineers and it works in collaboration with Mahindra's entire product development team.

Mahindra GenZe unveiled - Press release

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