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Mahindra Treo, Treo Yaari e-rickshaws launched

Mahindra has launched the Treo and Treo Yaari electric 3-wheelers at a starting price of Rs. 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Bangalore). This price includes the FAME subsidy. In the first phase, the e-rickshaws will be available at select dealerships in Bangalore and Hyderabad. 

The Treo range of electric 3-wheelers were showcased at the MOVE 2018 Global Mobility Summit earlier this year. The electric vehicles (EVs) will be available in two variants - D+3 and D+4. They are built around a space frame chassis and feature a hard-top and composite body panels. These e-rickshaws come equipped with connected features like remote monitoring of charge status, battery condition and location.

The Treo is powered by an IP-67 rated lithium-ion battery offering a claimed range of 170 km on a single charge. Mahindra claims that the vehicle has an operating cost of Rs. 0.50 per km.

Mahindra has also inaugurated its first Electric Technology Manufacturing Hub under its +ME brand in Bangalore. The company has invested Rs. 100 crore in the facility, which will manufacture battery packs, power electronics and motor assemblies. The new plant will increase Mahindra Electric's annual production capacity to 25,000 units and will employ around 200 people.

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