Mahindra might be developing electric Aero SUV

Mahindra might be developing electric Aero SUV New Mahindra XUV500
author image Pratheek Kunder
Friday 26 May 2017, 12:08 PM

Mahindra has showed interest in developing an electric SUV. This vehicle could be the electric version of the Aero SUV which was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo.

There’s very little information on this project, but the car might hit the roads in the next four years. This basically means that the Aero electric SUV is at a very early stage of development. The company might build one or maybe two high-end SUV-type electric vehicles. The company doesn’t plan to have a lot of high-end electric vehicles as the market isn’t large enough. These electric SUVs will be mainly developed for the international markets as there’s high market acceptance there. The Indian market will still take some time to develop as the cost and infrastructure aren’t friendly for such vehicles yet.

Mahindra is currently working on a powerful 380V system that will power its large SUVs and MPVs. There's a high chance that the company would use this powertrain in its upcoming high-end electric vehicles. Currently, Mahindra has two systems – a 48V one and a 72V – that powers all its EV line-up. Under its new EV 2.0 initiative, these upcoming systems would see power figures ranging from 41bhp to 204bhp and a range of up to 350kms in a single charge.

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