Electric is the future and all of us know that! Mahindra has some great plans for the coming electric future. We have seen that automakers have started developing electric vehicles but all of them are of the private segment. Mahindra, for the first time, has shared its plans for the electric mobility for the fleets!
Planning for the electric fleet technology will make Mahindra stand out as others have planned electric vehicles for the private vehicle owners only. Dr Pawan Goenka, managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “Our focus is on shared mobility and not on personal mobility. And that is the priority that the Government of India has also given because that is how you will get the maximum bang from the buck in use of electric vehicles in India in terms of the impact on the environment and the impact on oil imports.”
Mahindra plans to launch the all-electric KUV100 around April 2020 in India. As per their plan, we can expect the eKUV100 to be the most affordable electric car in India till date! This will be made true because they have planned this car to match the fleet requirements.
That’s not all! Mahindra plans to launch an electric quadricycle- Atom which they showcased in the auto expo 2018. According to the automaker, this can be a breakthrough in the last mile connectivity technology.
The next major launch down the line is the XUV 300 based electric SUV! According to Goenka, this will be a high-end eSUV which will target the personal segment. Mahindra is also working on a Ford Aspire based ev which will be revealed really soon!
Mahindra also plans to transform the three-wheeler market and currently offers the e-Alfa Mini and Treo in the electric three-wheeler range. The automaker has also planned two-wheelers to go electric. They already produce such products at one of their facilities in Madhya Pradesh which is exported as the Peugeot e-Ludix. Let’s see if they bring this to India as well!