Mahindra Reva E2O launch on March 18

Mahindra Reva E2O launch on March 18 New Mahindra
author image CarTrade Editorial Team
Thursday 07 March 2013, 12:49 PM

Mahindra Reva, the country’s biggest electric car maker, is all prepared to introduce its much awaited e2o model in the Indian auto market on March 18th 2013 amid great buzz. However, the auto maker has not disclosed price of its upcoming model yet. Reportedly, the new model will feature the advanced lithium ion batteries, which will provide a range of 100 km to passengers. Industry experts believe that this travelling range will surely meet the requirements of daily city commuters.

Mahindra Reva E2O launch on March 18

The second generation Reva e2o model is expected to lure masses and emerge as volume puller in the auto market. According to company officials, since Reva e2o is an electric vehicle and offers an increased distance range on single charge, it is sure to emerge as a hit in the market. Individuals can also charge the vehicle at home through a plug point of 15 amps. Besides, the model will come fitted with Sun2Car solar technology, which will facilitate it in automatic charging through solar cells.

The model is manufactured at the company’s recently inaugurated Bengaluru plant. Reportedly, this plant has a potential of rolling out up to 30,000 units per year. It must be noted that the model was expected to be introduced in early 2013, but the auto maker was waiting for the 2013-14 Union Budget as it was of a view that the government would offer a several discounts on vehicles driving on alternate fuels. However, the Finance Minister of the country only extended advantages on the import of crucial components for electric cars, including the electronic parts and battery.

Expressing his views on this, the Chief of Technology and Strategy at Mahindra Reva, Chetan Maini was quoted as saying, “On one hand the government is talking about energy security and tackling urban pollution, and the medium to resolve these issues through electric cars was not supported. While the electric vehicle policy was announced a few months back, we are hoping for it to be implemented quickly, so that the much needed subsidy is extended for the segment to grow.”

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