Mahindra Reva, a part of 15.9 billion dollars Mahindra Group is on its way to launch its next generation electric vehicle in the Indian domestic market. Reva is the first Indian company that had produced the first of India’s own electric vehicle, the Reva-i, which did not really click in the market owing to its ultra-compact model and its lead acid battery that required a replacement in every 3 odd years.
After Mahindra & Mahindra took over Reva by buying the controlling stake in it, Reva regained its strength to continue on its journey of innovative thinking for the Indian automotive industry that is criticized globally for the lack of the same. Thus, the all new, far bigger and better Mahindra Reva E2O was unveiled at the Auto Expo, 2012.
The E2O will use a next generation Lithium Ion batteries that will last much longer depending on usage. On a single charge this battery would cover 100 kms, which would enable the urban consumers to commute within the city very efficiently. The E2O is also very user friendly and comes with a whole host of superior technologically advanced features. The car can be easily charged at home or at the workplace of the customer through any 15 amp plug point. Then again, the battery can also be recharged by using the Sun2Car solar technology, which would use the power of the sun to fuel the car. It is fully emission free and thus, a boon for the eco system that can cope up the raising pollution problem.
Speaking on the impending launch of the E2O Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Dr Pawan Goenka said that the company is delighted to announce the launch of the E2O, which will mark a significant milestone in Mahindra’s automotive journey. Electric vehicles at present epitomize clean and green driving and Mahindra wishes to take the lead in developing this segment and its surrounding eco system. He further said that the Mahindra Reva E2O is the next generation electric vehicle of global quality that is 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.
The E2O will be produced at the Mahindra Reva‘s recently inaugurated plant, which is India’s first platinum certified automobile plant located at Bengaluru, he added. The Mahindra E2O is expected to start a revolution in the Indian auto market as well as start a new era of the contempor