Mahindra Reva, a part of 15.9 billion dollars Mahindra Group, today announced that it would launch its next generation electric vehicle-- the e2o-- in the domestic market on March 18.
The Mahindra e2o (powered by Reva) was unveiled at the last Auto Expo here during January 2012.
'We are delighted to announce the launch of the e2o, which will mark a significant milestone in Mahindra's automotive journey. Electric vehicles today epitomise clean and green driving and Mahindra wants to take the lead in developing this segment and its surrounding eco system,' Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd President (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors) Dr Pawan Goenka said in a statement.
The Mahindra e2o is the next generation global electric vehicle built on the capability of using the futuristic ecosystem of Sun2Car to derive energy from the Sun for urban mobility, while protecting and preserving the environment, he said.
The car will use next generation Lithium Ion batteries and will have a range of 100 kms on a full charge, which is suitable for most urban commuters today. The e2o will enable users to carry out self fueling through any 15 amp plug point at home or at their workplace. This can be further augmented with the help of Sun2Car solar technology, he added.
The e2o will be produced at Mahindra Reva's recently inaugurated production facility which is India's first platinum certified automobile plant located at Bengaluru, he added. It has a rated manufacturing capacity of 30,000 cars per annum.