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Mahindra launches the e2o at 5.96 lakhs

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Mahindra has launched its electric car - the e20 - at a price of Rs. 5.96 to 6.24 lakhs (on the road, Delhi). This price includes the subsidy provided by Delhi authorities. Outside of Delhi however, the e2o is prohibitively expensive for a small 2-door electric car (more details).

Highlights: 

  • 2 door hatchback
  • Dent-resistant body panels
  • Seating capacity of 4 adults
  • Annual service interval. Mahindra will provide at-home servicing to customers from select cities
  • Manufactured at Mahindra-Reva's eco-friendly facility in Bangalore. Production capacity of 30,000 units per annum
  • The company will be setting up 100 public charging stations in Delhi & Bangalore
  • Initial launch covers 8 cities through 29 dealerships

Technical: 

  • 3-phase electric motor with 25.47 BHP (3,750 rpm) and 53 Nm torque
  • Max torque available at 0 rpm (inherent to electric motors), continuing all the way to 3,400 rpm
  • Automatic transmission
  • Top speed of 81 kph
  • 48v lithium-ion battery (maintenance free)
  • 100 km battery range under 'ideal test conditions'. Expect real-world range to be 20 - 30% lesser
  • 5 hours to fully charge the battery. 1 hour quick charge can deliver a 20 km range
  • 220v 15 ampere socket required to charge the battery
  • Gas filled dampers (shock absorbers)
  • Low resistance 155/70 R13 tyres
  • Kerb weight = 830 kilos
  • Small 3.9 meter turning radius
 
Environment:

  • Zero tail-pipe emissions
  • Uses regenerative braking technology
  • Sun2car station can be set up at your house. Charge the car via solar panels (9 square meter size)

Gizmos:

  • GPS navigation system and a 6.2" touchscreen
  • Use your smartphone to lock / unlock the car, start the the air-conditioner and also check the e2o's charging status
  • Reversing camera
  • Digital owner's manual
  • Bluetooth & iPod connectivity. 4 speaker + 2 tweeter sound system
  • Keyless entry & engine start / stop button
  • Hill-hold feature
 
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