Mahindra Reva is looking at launching not one but two new variants of the E2O electric hatchback. The first variant has already reached Mahindra’s official website and features an electric power steering. Dubbed the T20, the electric power steering equipped E2O is expected to hit Mahindra showrooms very soon.
The other new variant Mahindra Reva is working on is a four door version of the E2O, designed to make ingress and egress easier for rear passengers. CarToq has put together multiple renders of the 2015 E2O with an additional set of doors at the rear. The four door E2O’s launch time frame remains unknown at this point of time.
Given that the current E2O electric car in two door guise comes with larger front doors, Mahindra Reva could look at adding smaller, rear hinged suicide-type rear doors. Suicide doors will also make ingress and egress into the rear seats more comfortable than conventional, front hinged doors.
We’ve rendered both the E2O with both front hinged and suicide-type rear doors to give you a picture of how the electric runabout could look like with an additional set of doors. The E2O with the additional set of doors is expected to be pricier than the two door model, and is likely to sit at the top of the variant chain, replete with a power steering and an infotainment system that’s currently offered with the T2 variant.
The new features added to the E2O will make the electric car more practical for city use. However, the real sales booster will come only by means of a hefty price cut. A lower price tag for the E2O is on the cards. The Indian government plans to endow subsidies to electric and hybrid vehicles through the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020.