Mahindra has introduced many new vehicles and models in recent years and more are yet to come. At their last Auto Expo, Mahindra displayed the concept for three EVs. The latest vehicle to launch from the Mahindra’s stable is the eKUV100. It is a battery-powered version of the KUV100 Nxt, it may be introduced as the e20. The Mahindra eKUV100 is expected to launch by the end of this year and is in its final stage of testing. The price of the model may start from Rs. 10 lakh which is considered affordable for an EV in the country.
Mahindra eKUV100: Battery and Performance
The battery pack of the new Mahindra eKUV100 contains a 15.9 kWh lithium-ion battery which will power an electric motor. This battery pack is most likely capable of producing a power of 54 hp and torque of 120 Nm. There is an option of fast charging which helps in charging the model from 0 to 80% within a time span of 55 minutes. Mahindra is considering changing the model’s name to e20 as KUV100 was not received very well in the Indian market.
Plans for Electric Mobility
Mahindra has been trying to strengthen their commercial segment of electric vehicles with 3 wheelers, and small LCVs as well. In the previous year, two separate EV verticals were established, the Last Mile Mobility (LMM) and the Electric Vehicle Tech centre. The company is also putting a fresh capital investment of more than Rs 3000 crores for LMM and launch for new electric SUVs under the Born Electric Vision platform. These SUVs are likely to make their appearances in July this year.
The eKUV100 is in its final stage of development and is almost nearing completion. However, the model is facing some issues with the range. Mahindra is targeting a range for the model of at least 250 km and a price tag of Rs. 10 lakh. It is one of the most affordable electric vehicles in the country. Mahindra is planning to become a major competitor against Tata Motors with two new releases. Tata currently has 70% control over the market share in the EV space in Indian markets.