R.I.P. Mahindra e2o Plus

According to a media report, Mahindra has discontinued the production of the e2o Plus for the domestic market. The last car was built on March 31, 2019. The company has reportedly stopped sales of the electric hatchback in India due to slow sales and the new safety regulations.

Reports also suggest that the e2o Plus will be sold in select international markets like Nepal and Sri Lanka. The e2o was offered in the UK, but dwindling sales had forced the company to discontinue the model.

The four-door e2o Plus was the replacement for the e2o. It was available in three variants with the driving range varying between 110 km and 140 km. It was powered by an AC induction motor with an output of 25 BHP @ 3,500 rpm and 70 Nm of torque @ 1,050 rpm and was paired with a 2-speed direct drive transmission. It came with a 11 kWh or a 15 kWh battery pack.

In India, the e2o Plus is likely to be replaced by the all-electric KUV100. It is expected to compete with upcoming electric vehicles (EVs) based on the Renault Kwid and Maruti WagonR. 

Source: Business Standard

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