Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles has launched e2o, its all electric zero emission car in Nepal. Agni Energy, the official distributor of Mahindra Vehicles in Nepal will retail the electric car from their showroom in Kathmandu. Mahindra e2o is priced at NPR 2.25 million (around INR 13.72 lakhs). Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Chairman Pawan Goenka at the launch said that electric vehicles have been emerging as an alternative to petrol or diesel driven vehicles. "With the Mahindra e2o, we have taken the lead not only in creating a comprehensive ecosystem to nurture sustainable mobility solutions, but have also firmly placed a choice in the hands of our customers," he said.
According to the company, the vehicle has been launched in Nepal as an urban mobility solution, which is a fully automatic car that comes with a "Boost Mode" system for quick acceleration. Goenka further said that the electric vehicles is likely to be a perfect solution for a sustainable "zero-emission society". Such vehicles also cut down the problems like environmental degradation, pollution related health concerns, climate change and rising fuel prices.
Mahindra e2o is powered by a 3-phase induction motor that is capable of developing 25.4bhp and 53Nm of top torque. The company also said that the 48 Li-ion battery is a maintenance free. The all electric vehicle comes with a fully automatic transmission, and can attain a top speed of 81km/h while runs 100km on full charge.
Interestingly, one can fully charge the e2o at home with 15 Ampere socket, and the battery will require only 5 hours to fully recharge, with every hour of charging adding 20km of run. Mahindra e2o sports various advanced features such as regenerative braking system, 6.2-inch touchscreen with GPS navigation, smartphone controlled locking and air-conditioning, Hill Hold function, Sun2Car solar energy power and much more.