Mahindra's Halo concept will revolutionize electric sports car in India

Monday 03 March 2014, 11:00 AM by

Mahindra and Mahindra showcased their first electric sports car in the country named ‘Halo’ at the recently ended Auto Expo 2014 event. The the first new electric sports car from Mahindra is a two seater and two door electric concept car from the Indian car maker. At the event, Pawan Goenka, Executive Director and President of Automotive and Farm Equipment sectors, Mahindra and Mahindra, said “There is a plan to commercialize Halo, we are working on a bigger power-train and a final design. It will take about three years to be production ready. It may very well turn out that the market for the car may be outside India. Unless there is government support for electric vehicles, the car could be launched outside India first.”

Mahindra's Halo concept will revolutionize electric sports car in India

The Halo sports car from Mahindra is powered by an electric motor that generates about 140 bhp. As per claims made by the company, the electric car clock 100 km/hr in just about eight seconds. CEO Chetan Maini, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicle, said, “This car has been fully designed and developed in India with all indigenous technology.”

On the exterior front the car looks like its custom made for a race track performance. Smartly positioned LED lamps are worth a watch on this car. The car sports much aggression to please its race car fanatics. As per sources the car may be put up for sale sometime in late 2015 or early 2016 and the production version is likely to cost about Rs. 30-35 Lakh.

It has a top speed of 160 km/ph with a range of 200 km on full recharge. This next generation electric sports car concept also sports advanced safety features, a dual touchscreen infotainment system and high end connectivity. Built in India and designed at the Mahindra Reva studio, the Halo will effectively act as Mahindra’s medium for the demonstration for technology for the growing global electric car market.

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