Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles has dubbed its next generation electric car as the ‘Mahindra e2o’.
Pronounced as ‘Ee-too-oh’, the electric vehicle has undergone extensive testing, validation and has been certified as road worthy in India. The car is slated to be launched soon and would be produced at Mahindra Reva’s recently inaugurated plant in Bangalore , which has a production capacity of 30,000 cars per annum.
“The Mahindra e2o is a game changing development within the personal mobility space that will help the Mahindra Group usher in a positive change in the lives of our customers. This is a significant step towards creating a comprehensive eco-system of sustainable mobility solutions, encompassing alternative technologies such as electric, hybrid and fuel cells into our research, development and commercialisation plans,” said Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra.
The car would use next generation lithium ion batteries and have a range of 100 km per charge, which is adequate for most daily journeys within the city. It will enable users to charge their vehicle through any 15 ampere plug point at home, or at the workplace.
Mahindra Reva has also developed and integrated a host of proprietary technologies for the car. The vehicle is also capable of using the futuristic ecosystem of ‘Sun2Car’, which derives energy from the Sun as a method of charging.