The Mahindra Verito is the first mainstream sedan to get the electric treatment. Known as the eVerito, the electric vehicle version of the Dacia Logan-spinoff has been in the market for some years now. The eVerito recently came back into the limelight as Mahindra & Mahindra bagged orders to supply this electric sedan to EESL. Here is a new video of the eVerito electric sedan in the D2 trim.
The Mahindra eVerito D2 costs Rs. 10.11 lakh. As you can see in the video, it looks a lot like the regular Verito. Opening the fuel lid, however, reveals the charging socket instead of the fuel-filler. The eVerito can be charged through a 16-amp plug point. On the boot lid, you can see an ‘e’ prefix, in green, for the Verito badge. The eVerito comes with a ‘Revive’ feature that can provide 8 kms of additional range in emergency situations. The car has two drive modes – Eco and Boost. The car offers safety features like remote locking, collapsible features, driver-side airbag, auto door lock, immobilizer, and hill hold. There’s another charging port, which supports fast charging, on the LHS front fender.
The interior of the eVerito looks a lot like that of the regular variant. The only bits that are different are the gear lever and the instrument cluster. Under the hood, there’s a 3-phase AC induction motor that gets its juice from a 18.55 kWh lithium-ion battery. The motor outputs 45 hp of maximum power and a peak torque of 91 Nm. This electric powertrain offers a range of 140 kms on a full charge. The car has a top speed of 86 kmph and can hit 60 kmph from standstill in 11.2 seconds. It takes 11.5 hours to charge the batteries completely. However, the batteries can be charged to 80% in just 1.75 hours using a fast charger.
The Mahindra eVerito is available in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Nagpur. Other than zero emissions, the car also offers a low running cost of Rs 1.15/km.