Mahindra has been present in the EV market in India for a long time now. After the E2O and E2O Plus were discontinued from the market due to the safety norms, Mahindra will launch a slew of electric vehicles to cater to various sections of the market. The manufacturer is working on new-age EVs and will launch three new electric vehicles in the Indian market by 2021.
Mahindra MD, Pawan Goenka confirmed the launch of all the three vehicles and has also confirmed the names of the vehicles. The vehicle to be launched from the brand will become the entry-level electric vehicle of the brand. It will be KUV100 and it is expected to arrive at the end of 2019. It should be noted that Mahindra showcased the eKUV EV at the 2018 Auto Expo. However, the specifications of the upcoming car were not revealed. The specifications are yet to be officially revealed by the manufacturer but it is expected to get a range of over 140 km and it will get powered by a 40kW battery pack. This will be aimed at the commuters who mainly use the vehicle to negotiate through city traffic. Recently, the Mahindra eKUV was spotted testing on the Indian roads and the video also revealed the charging ports on the right-hand side fender of the vehicle.
The next vehicle that will be launched in the market will be an SUV. It will be based on the Mahindra XUV300. The all-new XUV300 has gained quite a popularity in the Indian market and with the sales growing, the XUV300 EV can become a popular choice in the market. Currently, the only electric SUV in the Indian market is the newly launched Hyundai Kona and it comes with a price tag of around Rs 23 lakh. The Mahindra XUV300 EV will get a lower price tag and will offer a good range. At the time of the launch of the XUV300, Mahindra confirmed that an EV version of the vehicle will be launched in the market. Mahindra has now confirmed that the vehicle will be launched sometime in 2020. The XUV300 EV can offer a range of up to 400km. There will be a lowered range version of the XUV300, which will keep the cost low to attract customers.
Ford and Mahindra have joined hands in India. Mahindra will use the Ford Aspire sub-4m sedan to offer an electric sedan. Currently, Mahindra already offers an EV sedan in the form of eVerito. However, it comes with a hefty price tag. The Aspire will be positioned lower than the eVerito in the line-up and is expected to be launched by 2021. It is likely to offer the same powertrain that will be available with the eKUV in the Indian market.