Electric vehicles are gaining popularity around the world. Mainstream car manufacturers like Hyundai, Tata, MG and Mahindra have already entered this space. Many start-ups have also started showing interest and one such new player who is entering the electric mobility game is Pravaig Dynamics. They are a Bangalore based start-up and they have taken a different approach when it come to electric vehicles. They have been working on a sporty looking, 2-door coupe for quite some time and now we have reports that suggest that Pravaig will be unveiling their first Electric Vehicle in the market next month.
Pravaig has been working on Extinction Mk1 EV which as mentioned above is a 2-door sedan. It is not known whether the 2-door design will be carried forward in the production model or would it be a proper 4-door sedan. The concept that was showcased earlier looked vey different from the vehicles that we have on the roads. It has more of a sporty design and the 2-door setup looked great in the car.
The front of the concept gets projector headlamps with an LED bar running between the headlights. The front design looks very sleek and sharp. The profile reveals how long the bonnet of the car actually is and the roof line slightly slopes and joins the boot at the rear. We’ll have to wait and see how much of this will be seen in the production version.
The blacked out alloy wheels give it a sporty appeal and the rear gets an all LED tail light set up with Pravaig badging on the boot. The bumper looks quite muscular at the rear. According Pravaig Dynamics, the Extinction Mk1 will be equipped with a 96 kwh lithium-ion battery and is capable of generating peak power of 201 Ps and a massive 2,400 Nm of peak torque. It can do 0-100 kmph sprint in just 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 196 kms. The maximum driving range of Extinction Mk1 as per the website is 504 kms. Fast charging option is also available which charges the battery from 0-80 percent in just 30 minutes.
Pravaig Extinction as mentioned above, will be unveiled next month whereas the official launch of this powerful electric vehicle is expected to happen some time later next year (probably second half of 2021). The Extinction Mk1 is the sportiest electric car to be lined up for the Indian market, which is yet to see Tesla setting shop. If the Pravaig Extiction MK1 is priced well and becomes a big success, it could prompt more car makers to bring in high performance electric cars to India. When launched Pravaig will be offering the Extinction Mk1 in Delhi and Bangalore, and will expand their operation to other cities eventually. So, we’re looking at a phased launch here, which is good thing given the fact that Pravaig is a new vehicle manufacturer with little experience in the Indian market. Scaling up gradually works better in such situations.