Has a range of 100 km on a full charge.
The Mahindra Maxximo Electric was spotted testing in the city of Bengaluru, where Mahindra REVA operates its engineering base and manufacturing facility. The Maxximo electric was showcased at the Auto Expo 2014 last year, and is currently used by the Agra Development Authority under a pilot project.
The Maxximo electric gets its power from a PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor) capable of producing 20 hp and 62 Nm of torque. A transaxle gearbox with two forward speeds does the transmission duty on the zero emissions people carrier.
The 8-seater is powered by lithium-ion batteries, and can hit a top-speed of 65 km/h with a range of 100 km on a full charge. Mahindra says it takes 8 hours to fully charge the batteries. The Maxximo electric has a gross vehicle weight of 2,165 kg, and a gradability of 18 percent.
Other noteworthy features include disc brakes at the front and drum brakes with regenerative braking at the rear. However, the Maxximo electric gets only a manual rack-and-pinion steering unit.
The Maxximo electric is currently undergoing its pilot project ferrying tourists from Shilpgram to the East Gate of the Taj Mahal. Post the completion of the project, Mahindra is expected to launch the Maxximo electric, at least on a limited scale.
[Spyshots from MotorBeam]