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Old 10th January 2020, 22:06   #16
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Is it wishful thinking to expect the EV version would be more proportionate in the front and (especially) rear?

This is going to be high VFM if its 5-7L below Kona!!
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Old 10th January 2020, 22:27   #17
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This gives them enough room to price it in the range of 16 - 18 Lakhs and still be cheaper than Kona by a good 5 to 7 Lakhs
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This is going to be high VFM if its 5-7L below Kona!!
We should hope that the savings does not come by skipping on active thermal management of the battery. Something that is absolutely needed for people to build trust in EVs. The Hyundai Kona has it, I see reports that the Nexon has it.

https://insideevs.com/news/341712/hy...tem-explained/

Consumers should reject EVs that come without active thermal management. They drop range drastically after a year or two, lose value and bring a bad rap to EV adoption.
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It's interesting to see how two serious launches have shaken up the entire segment and forced non starters, who had a great first mover advantage, to wake up and offer something more meaningful.

Better late than never though. The XUV 300 has great dynamics, it just wasn't worth the price. With the EV, they get to slot it higher, and if they can deliver on the range, its a sure shot winner.
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Took the pic today morning. Not sure if it's EV. couldn't find the exhaust when I took the photo.

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Now this is a very clever move from Mahindra I would say. This gives them enough room to price it in the range of 16 - 18 Lakhs and still be cheaper than Kona by a good 5 to 7 Lakhs

They have already loaded the XUV300 to the gills, shouldn't be a challenge to fill the spec sheet for the Electric variant as well.
One thing the Indian market has proved is that, by simply undercutting an established Hyundai/Toyota product on price does not guarantee any form of market success. i.e saying your product will go head to head against a Creta or Innova and pricing it cheaper only goes so far.

The 5 year old Creta currently outsells the XUV300 3:1 !

Simply being good enough to compete will not cut it for the consumer. Either make a far better product or price it considerably lower. Otherwise it will end up in no mans land, a trend clearly visible with the likes of the XUV300, Marazzo, Alturas etc.
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Old 5th February 2020, 14:35   #21
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Its great to see EV options blossoming at such a fast pace. I believe its a matter of a decade or so before EVs start outselling ICE-Vs in Urban India.

Assuming the e-XUV 300 retains the safety/build of its ICE sibling, it would be the safest mid-market EV in India. Will also await warranty details - a good indicator of how well the electric drivetrain is engineered.

Meanwhile, Tesla and Nissan (Leaf) are missing the India EV bus in a big way.
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2020 Auto Expo: Mahindra eXUV300 electric SUV unveiled

Mahindra has unveiled the eXUV300 all-electric SUV at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo.

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The eXUV300 is based on the Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture (MESMA) platform. It features a blanked-off grille and wraparound headlamps. The car has blue accents around the headlights and on the bumper. It has blacked-out A and C-pillars, while the B-pillars are finished in grey.

The Mahindra eXUV300 is powered by a 350 V powertrain. A 380 V version could be added later, which could compete with the likes of the Hyundai Kona Electric and MG ZS EV. Mahindra could also offer a third battery option with a longer range. The car uses lithium-ion batteries developed by Korean battery maker LG Chem.

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Mahindra's electric XUV300 to cost Rs 8.25 lakh!

The official Twitter handle Mahindra Electric reveals the price in a reply to someone's tweet.

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Thought it was a typo or an error, but saw the same reply for another person's tweet too. Also note that it is expected to be launched next year but not this year.

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Mahindra's electric XUV300 to cost Rs 8.25 lakh!

The official Twitter handle Mahindra Electric reveals the price in a reply to someone's tweet.
8.25L is the price for the eKUV100 which was launched at the Expo and not the eXUV3OO.

Mahindra social media guy might be confused or is mentioning price of petrol cause the car was in essence the petrol version with EV badging.
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Mahindra XUV300 EV to have 370 kilometer range says Mahesh Babu, CEO Mahindra Electric, in an interview with The Quint.

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Mahindra's high voltage systems are not production ready yet. This can be seen from their absence in bidding for the electric buses, using a Rimac powertrain in the Pininfarina Battista and from the smoke and mirrors around the XUV300 display unit in Auto expo. The last known timeline for the launch was second half of 2021 for the XUV300. I wouldn't hold my breath for it in the near future. I am happy to be proven wrong.
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Old 26th February 2020, 13:16   #27
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Saw this on Hosur road. The car is accelerated and stopped repeatedly.

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