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Old 11th March 2013, 11:58   #121
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So they have installed charging points in more than 100 places in blore. Mostly the points are in major shopping malls, SBI and Mahindra workshops. They sid they have more strategy for charging points which they did not disclose.
Looking forward to some innovative ideas here. Wishing them success. they surely need a strong eco system to create history
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Hey guys,
I've been wanting to post this for a while now. Never actually got around hooking up my iPhone to the laptop, so here goes:

This was the earliest sighting:
22nd September 8.55PM Bangalore @ Near Deve Gowda Petrol bunk
I hadn't the faintest idea what I was looking at in lime green till I got close and checked the logo...Mahindra.


A few months down the road, saw this in Global Village parking lot.
6th February 4.03PM Bangalore @ Global Village - rear entrance parking lot
The previous one did not bear a license plate...this one days. Completely road legal. I'm not aware of Mahindra having released a small car although it was plenty announced. Speculations?


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Sorry bout the poor quality pics. They've been dumbed down to suit the upload regulations of the forum.
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Old 18th March 2013, 08:23   #123
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I hadn't the faintest idea what I was looking at in lime green till I got close and checked the logo...Mahindra.
Vivek, this is the new Reva NXR that is sporting a Mahindra logo now due to the latter's acquisition of the former. The company, now called Mahindra Reva, is expected to launch this car, named e2O, anytime now.

By the way, I was hoping to see spy shots of the actual small car that Mahindra is rumored to be developing.

MODS: Please move this to the Reva NXR thread.

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Is TBHP covering the launch which is supposed to be today?

Mahindra Reva E20 is slated to be launched today. Here is the link to the live webcast.

http://www.mahindrae2o.com/webcast/webcast.aspx

Link to existing discussion on the E20:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...adged-e2o.html (SCOOP : Detailed Reva NXR pictures. UPDATE: Badged as the "E2O")

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Vivek, this is the new Reva NXR that is sporting a Mahindra logo now due to the latter's acquisition of the former. The company, now called Mahindra Reva, is expected to launch this car, named e2O, anytime now.

By the way, I was hoping to see spy shots of the actual small car that Mahindra is rumored to be developing.

MODS: Please move this to the Reva NXR thread.
Hey Arvi, thanks for that. I had no clue what the car was about.
Mods, thanks for merging with the right thread. You guys are pretty efficient with the slickness of the site!
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Live webcast of the event here:
http://www.mahindrae2o.com/webcast/webcast.aspx
Waiting for the detailed pics of the interiors and TD reports. I should say that from the scoop pics and what I've seen in the Blre-Hosur highway, the dash layout is sexy and definitely feels premium(look wise)
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INR 5.96L (on-road) Delhi post Delhi state subsidies
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Decent , in fact good pricing! Problem is Delhi Power prices! One Mr.Arvind Kejriwal is on your side atleast!
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Default Re: Mahindra Reva E20 Launch Live Webcast Link here!

Mahindra has launched E2O at a price of 5.96L onroad New Delhi.

Mahindra seriously need to evaluate good and attractive lease and finance options to take away a few customers from the hatchback segment.
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E2O A few key points from the launch event
  • Li-ion battery - 100km range
  • Has regenerative braking
  • Keyless start-stop system
  • Has Hill Hold functionality
  • Connected Car
    • Has a SIM card and a electronic system which can communicate with smartphones and control funcitons on the car
    • Will have Apps for Android, iOS and Blackberry
    • You can remotely control your car from your smartphone, lock doors, turn on AC etc
    • You can even get a remote energy boost when your battery is totally dry
    • This gives you about 8-9 kms
  • To address range anxiety, Reva is setting up charging infrastructure in cities,
    • Initially 100 in Bangalore and 100 in Delhi will come up (Not sure, if it is already set-up)
  • HU apart from music, iPod connectivity etc can also do something more
    • HU is connected to the car's ECU or main computer
    • It can give you information about your driving efficiency etc
    • It also remotely syncs up data for remote monitoring and diagnostics
  • All e20's will get their first charge for all cars from Solar Energy
  • How to charge the car sustainably?
    • 3mx3m solar panel can power your car
    • This panel will cost less than a years conventional fuel cost
    • Affordable solution
  • Phase wise Launch
    • I Phase - 8 cities, 29 dealer outlets
  • Price
    • 5.96 L on road Delhi with the state subsidies included
  • This is India launch only. Will be available for exports early next year.
    • Right now working towards complying towards the ESP and crash requirements for the Europe market

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3mx3m solar panel can power your car
Weren't there talks of a roof-mounted solar panel for E2O? I could not find any mention of the same on the website. Any inputs?
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Some people might buy it for novelty, otherwise it is going to be a dud!

Close to Rs 6 lac for a car that runs max 100 km on one charge and takes 5 hours to charge fully is too much. I don't see any utility in it. What is the price of battery?
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Default Re: SCOOP : Detailed Reva NXR pictures. UPDATE: Badged as the "E2O"

Some more details from twitter.

Siddarth V Patankar
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  • Mahindrae2o priced at Rs 5.96 lakh on-road Delhi. No govt subsidy offered. Co expects to sell 400-500 units a month.
  • Clarification: Delhi govt given subsidy of 15% on the Mahindrae2o plus a 2% reduction on road tax and vat reversal so 29.5% inventive.
  • Maharashtra govt has waived road tax while Karnataka give has reduced at to 5% on the Mahindrae2o - rest of the country no incentives.
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Mahindra e2o available in 8 cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cochin and Hyderabad.

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Weren't there talks of a roof-mounted solar panel for E2O? I could not find any mention of the same on the website. Any inputs?
There was no mention of it in the launch webcast.

In-fact "Mahindra Reva's" vision for this will take some time to turn into reality. They look at using a roof mounted panel to feed the grid rather than charge a battery which can in-turn charge the car. The car can thus be charged whenever required directly from the grid.

Understandably this is better as we are eliminating an additional charge/dis-charge cycle and the associated losses! But this is a long shot. Are our grids ready for such small generators being plugged in to them? Not sure.

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Some people might buy it for novelty, otherwise it is going to be a dud!

Close to Rs 6 lac for a car that runs max 100 km on one charge and takes 5 hours to charge fully is too much. I don't see any utility in it. What is the price of battery?
Probably it will sell just as much as the previous model as it is better equipped with all the gizmos, saftey features, is more spacious and has a better battery and range.

We all know that the running costs of the Reva was always lesser than conventional vehicles. The major cost was battery replacement after a few years. The lead-acid battery pack used in the previous generation car used to lose it's retaining capacity over years and replacement cost was at a steep ~ 70K. This would wipe out all the operational cost gains over the years.

Mr. Miani mentioned that the Li-ion battery pack used in the new car gives better range and lasts 3 times longer. Hopefully you won't have to replace it for the life of the car. Cost of replacement - not known.

Unfortunately, no one asked this all important question at the launch event. I was eagerly waiting for it.
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The car can thus be charged whenever required directly from the grid.
Sorry but I am not sure what is being referred to as the "grid" here?

Another question I had (I was watching the web-cast as well) was on the "REVIVE" concept wherein the E2O can be "remotely" charged in case of an emergency. Any idea how could this be accomplished?
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