In the biggest development on the first day of Auto Expo 2020, Mahindra and Mahindra launched eKUV100 at starting price of ₹8.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The car has been equipped with a liquid cooled battery pack, auto transmission, fast charge and remote connections.
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It is in line with the vision shared by the company at the motor show. "Purpose for cleaner performance for a cleaner tomorrow, zero waste tomorrow is at core of Mahindra and Mahindra," company's MD Pawan Goenka said at the Auto Expo.
The company also announced the all-new mStallion range of engines which will complement the mHawk range. The new engine, says Mahindra, will offer better performance and mileage.
The company had earlier said that the electric version of XUV300 will be made available in the country by 2021.
Goenka had said last month that while the eKUV100 will be oriented for fleet transportation sector, the eXUV300 will be targeted towards personal car buying segment.
Goenka had also said that there are 22,000 Mahindra e-vehicles on Indian roads - spanning three and four wheelers. He had highlighted that with manufacturers like Tata, MG and Hyundai entering the electric space, clean mobility has been given an impetus but urged more Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to join and look for ways to keep prices down so that the technology can reach more and more people.