Mahindra Unveiled Four Door e2oPlus EV, With Up To 87 Miles Range

OCT 28 2016 BY MARK KANE 20

Mahindra recently unveiled its new electric car – the e2oPlus, which is extended, four-door version of standard e2o.

Mahindra e2oPlus

Mahindra e2oPlus

It will be available in 4 trim levels (with sexy names all around: P2, P4, P6, P8) and 4 “exciting” colours – Coral Blue, Sparkling Wine, Arctic Silver, Solid White.

The P2 (which is a commercial variant), P4 and P6 all share the same powertrain and battery:

  • 19 kW / 70 Nm 3 phase AC induction motor
  • 11 kWh
  • up to 110 km (70 miles) of range (NEDC rating we assume, ~80km/50 miles real world/EPA)
  • 0-60 km/h (37 mph) in 14.1 s
  • charging in 6 Hrs @ 3 kW or 75 Mins (95%) using 10 KW 3 phase 32 Amp charger
Mahindra e2oPlus

Mahindra e2oPlus

While, the top of the line P8 is significantly more capable (see detailed specs):

  • 30 kW / 91 Nm 3 phase AC induction motor
  • 16 kWh
  • up to 140 km (87 miles) of range (NEDC rating we assume, ~62 miles/100km real world/EPA)
  • 0-60 km/h (37 mph) in 9.5 s
  • charging in 9 Hrs @ 3 kW or 90 Mins( 95%) using 10 KW 3 phase 32 Amp charger

The new offering will soon be on sale both in India and also in the UK.

Below:  Full press release and first drive/live reveal recaps can be found below picture gallery.

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com, used with permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Mahindra e2oPlus (source: indianautosblog.com permission)

Press blast:

Mahindra Drives in its New Electric CitySmart Car, the ‘e2oPlus’

• e2oPlus marks Mahindra’s entry into the mass-market electric hatch back segment
• Set to provide a range of up to 140 kms in the top end variant on one single charge
• Price starts at Rs.5.46 lacs (for the P4 variant ex-showroom Delhi, post state subsidy and FAME incentive)

Mahindra e2oPlus

Mahindra e2oPlus

Delhi, October 21, 2016: Mahindra Electric, part of the diversified USD 17.8 billion Mahindra Group and a pioneer in the development and production of electric vehicles in India, today announced the national launch of its new electric CitySmart car, the ‘e2oPlus’. With zero emission, the ‘e2oPlus’ is set to usher in a whole new concept in urban mobility and is priced at an attractive Rs. 5.46 lacs (for the P4 variant ex-showroom Delhi, post state subsidy and FAME incentive).

On a full charge, the Mahindra e2oPlus can travel for upto 140 kms and can achieve a top speed of 85 kmph. Powered by the latest electric drive train technology from Mahindra Electric, the e2oPlus can effortlessly cruise through city traffic and drives Mahindra’s vision of the Future of Mobility. The tall-boy design and spacious interiors make for a compact city car that can comfortably seat four adults.

Speaking at the launch of the e2oPlus, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, M&M Ltd. said, “As the pioneers in integrated and electric mobility solutions in India, it has always been our endeavour to make electric vehicles more accessible across segments. The launch of the e2oPlus is a defining moment in the electric mobility journey of Mahindra as it marks our foray into the mass market electric city car segment. The e2oPlus aptly represents our ‘Rise’ philosophy in action, as our development team delivered a city car that is poised to nurture a sustainable ecosystem and redefine the Future of Mobility”.

Mahindra e2oPlus

Mahindra e2oPlus

Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive (Automotive), M&M Ltd & Director, Mahindra Electric mentioned, “The e2oPlus is a near perfect amalgam of the dramatic advancements in automotive technology, electronics and information technology, combined with minimal running costs. As a listening organisation, the e2oPlus has been evolved keeping in mind the feedback from our potential customers. I am confident that with its technologically advanced features, home charging facility, easy manoeuvrability and affordable ownership, the e2oPlus will soon be accepted as a mainstream car. There has never been a better time to embrace electric vehicles as it not only serves the purpose of a smart city car, but also fulfils the need to contribute positively to the environment.”

At the core of the e2oPlus is a collection of connected features that have been developed to make the car both easier and more enjoyable to drive and maintain. Whether it is planning a route, checking the health of the car, or remotely cooling the car, the e2oPlus seamlessly integrates technologies to offer functionality and is aptly designed for easy urban commuting.

The host of innovative features include remote diagnostics through telematics, connectivity through smart phone app, new and advanced infotainment system, regenerative braking, Hill Hold control for easy driving in hilly terrains, REVive® for reserve charge and automated messages amongst others.

Charging the e2oPlus is as simple as charging a mobile phone. Customers can choose between 4 trim levels (P2, P4, P6, P8) and 4 exciting colours namely Coral Blue, Sparkling Wine, Arctic Silver, Solid White.

Key features of e2oPlus

Mahindra e2oPlus

Mahindra e2oPlus

Hassle free drive

• Regenerative Braking – This revolutionary technology (first in India) charges the battery of e2oPlus every time its brakes are applied, helping the car literally recover the energy it dispenses.
• Instant Torque – In the absence of a heavy engine or moving parts lagging the power output, the e2oPlus provides an instant torque to zoom with maximum momentum from the very minute its engines are cranked.
• REVive® – REVive® is a first in the world feature by Mahindra Electric. On the rare occasion that the car runs low on energy, REVive® can be activated to gain an extra 5-10 kms of range, to help the user reach home or the nearest charging station.
• Easy Home Charging – The e2oPlus can be easily charged through any normal 16 Amp plug point, making it highly convenient and easy.
• Small Turning Radius – With a small turning radius of 4.35m and electric power steering, the e2oPlus makes maneuvering the tough city traffic highly easy.
• Hill Assist – This feature assists in preventing the e2oPlus from slipping backwards or forwards on a slope, making it accelerate without any jerks.
• Reverse Camera – It assists to spot blocks, gauge distances, and unravel blind spots making it easy and convenient to reverse.
• Compact yet spacious – The e2oPlus has been designed smart with ample knee room, headroom and cabin space, making it versatile for families of all sizes.

Mahindra e2oPlus

Mahindra e2oPlus

Low expenses

• Low running costs – At just 70p/km, the e2oPlus beats almost all other cars on running costs.
• Direct Drive Transmission – The e2oPlus operates without a conventional gear box – which means no clutch. This translates to reduced mechanical losses resulting in maximum efficiency.
• Depreciation benefits – Self-employed and businesses can avail tax savings of close to Rs. 1.6 lakhs on purchase of the e2oPlus in the first year itself.
• Low maintenance – Fewer moving parts in the car accompanied by real time monitoring by Mahindra experts ensure glitch free driving and low maintenance.
• Government incentives – Government offers tax exemptions, subsidies and incentives to ensure low purchasing cost for electric vehicles like the e2oPlus.

Environmentally friendly

• Zero tail-pipe emissions
• Low carbon footprint

Mahindra e2oPlus

Mahindra e2oPlus

Strong Connectivity

• Remote Diagnostics – The e2oPlus has 10 on-board computers that track around 196 performance and health related parameters to ensure that any possible snag is fixed as soon as it crops up.
• Regular Progress Reports – Car performance and driving patterns are analyzed to review the battery’s service requirements which help improve the vehicle’s overall performance.
• Charging Ports – The e2oPlus app informs on the nearest charging station in order to ensure a peaceful drive for the car through the city.
• Smart Phone app connectivity – The e2oPlus app puts the car’s information and control in one’s smart phone. It allows one to lock/unlock the car, retrieve performance metrics and health metrics and draw charging schedules.

About Mahindra Electric

Mahindra Electric, a part of the USD 17.8 million Mahindra Group is a global pioneer in the development and production electric vehicles. Mahindra Electric is India’s only EV manufacturer with indigenously developed EV technologies that have won global accolades. The Mahindra Group has one of the most diversified portfolio of electric vehicles with the e2oPlus hatch, the eVerito sedan and the eSupro mini van and panel vans.

Pushing the limits of technology and innovation, Mahindra has acknowledged the need to redefine mobility at every step. This lead to a vision with a desire to transform; a vision which provides an imagination which is more sustainable and more dependable. Venturing into the paradigm of alternative technology has helped Mahindra enable a clean, green and a smarter tomorrow.

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20 Comments on "Mahindra Unveiled Four Door e2oPlus EV, With Up To 87 Miles Range"

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Ocean Railroader

Don’t they know 2017’s coming around the corner and everyone is building 200 mile to 150 mile EV’s.

The Mitsubishi i-miev could do two or three times if Nissan put their newest generation batteries into it.

SJC

Put a 30 kW motor in all models, sort of like the old 40 hp VW Beetle. Then allow modular battery upgrades in 4-5 kWh increments.

Heisenberght

Don’t you know that most people are not able to buy the cars you are referring to?

This car is designed for the market INDIA. Go check it out on Wikipedia.

This car sells for less than 10K which is approximately one third of the price of a bolt or a model 3.

While it is surely nice to have 200 miles cars here in the rich parts of the world, it is even better to have AFFORDABLE cars for the MAJORITY of people who are not as wealthy as the average inside EV poster…

Sorry to be rude, but I think your post shows a lot of ignorance, or maybe you just missed the point that this car is to be sold in India?

SJC

If an equivalent gas car sells for $5000 and gets 300 miles per fill up but this costs $10,000 and gets 60 miles per charge, which would sell?

By comparison a car in the U.S. sells for $20,000 but the EV version sells for $40,000 and only gets 80 mile range, which would sell better?

Carney

Who in India is going to take a small city car on a long distance road trip rather than just take the train?

As for costs, don’t forget to take the far higher cost of gasoline vs electricity. That “cheap” gasoline car is a trap locking you into high ongoing cost.

And those costs could rise far higher if India gets serious about conventional pollution in urban areas, and/or about climate change. Not to mention if OPEC or Mideast turmoil raises the price of oil – it’s roughly $30 now, but it hit $140 in 2008, crashing the global economy.

Carney

Note from the marketing materials:

“Low expenses

• Low running costs – At just 70p/km, the e2oPlus beats almost all other cars on running costs.
• Direct Drive Transmission – The e2oPlus operates without a conventional gear box – which means no clutch. This translates to reduced mechanical losses resulting in maximum efficiency.
• Depreciation benefits – Self-employed and businesses can avail tax savings of close to Rs. 1.6 lakhs on purchase of the e2oPlus in the first year itself.
• Low maintenance – Fewer moving parts in the car accompanied by real time monitoring by Mahindra experts ensure glitch free driving and low maintenance.
• Government incentives – Government offers tax exemptions, subsidies and incentives to ensure low purchasing cost for electric vehicles like the e2oPlus.”

Mark C

I would truly like to see a Mitsubishi i-MiEV with 150 miles of range at a modest price at a dealership near me….soon.

zzzzzzzzzz

India not exactly the best place to sell $40,000 cars 200 mile cars.

turboro

I thought it was a joke, so ugly, USD8’200 and 50 mile of real life range, who will buy this? A waste of all resources. Mahindra can do better than this.

Zerbert

In India the average economy car costs around $9K.

Pushmi-Pullyu

Mahindra’s press release says:

“• Regenerative Braking – This revolutionary technology (first in India)…”

Well, it was revolutionary in 1886…

It’s good to see EVs being developed in developing countries like India. But it’s almost embarrassing to read the ad copy, which breathlessly describes the EV tech as cutting edge, even when it has been used elsewhere for decades or even centuries.

fotomoto

Watch some Mahindra crash test videos. No thx.

DJ

What is up with the charge times? They seem loooong.

AlphaEdge

Look at the size of those wheels! Glorified golf cart.

Heisenberght

While I seem to be alone with my opinion, this is exactly what the car market in INDIA (and this car is designed for that market) needs.

An affordable (less than 10K$) electric car.

No need for bashing. It’s obvious that in the USA this car is not sellable, but far more people live in india, therefor this car might impact the worldwide CO2 emissions way more than model 3 and bolt combined. Everyone who fails to see that, should start to realize that he / she is talking about a worldwide development from a (limited) 1% whealthiest people perspective.

Ok, this car will be sold also in the UK, where I agree that it will be a very very very low end solution. Still better than nothing.

One should really focus on the price (and maybe it should be in the title) because this is really an affordable car. In my opinion the specs are more than OK for that low amount of money (first world perspective… ).

Pushmi-Pullyu

Heisenberght said:

“While I seem to be alone with my opinion, this is exactly what the car market in INDIA (and this car is designed for that market) needs.”

In all fairness, nowhere in the article does it specify that this car is made specifically for the India market. The closest it comes is where it says “The new offering will soon be on sale both in India and also in the UK.”

I guessed that a company named “Mahindra” was located in India, but I had to look that up to make sure before posting my first comment on the article.

Now, I do agree that this will sell much better in India (and possibly other third-world countries) than, say, the Model ≡ or the Bolt will.

I do find it odd that it will be offered in the UK; will this car even pass European safety standards? Maybe it will be offered there only with a more limited top speed, so it can qualify for the lower safety standards for low-speed vehicles, aka “motorized quadricycles”.

Greener
You are correct! Only one problem with this car, for both the earlier version and this one is that, even for Indian standards, this car is very narrow and kind or ugly. If you watch any of the major Indian Auto reviewer’s videos on YouTube, they all mention how narrow the car is and there is almost no space between the driver and passenger. The plastic-cy, cheapo looking buttons and dials are laughable. Does it cost more money to make the buttons and dials look a little nicer, on par with Mahindra’s affordable petrol and diesel vehicles? Mahindra’s EV has to complete with the looks and comfort of international models from Chevy (such as Chevy Spark (known as Chevy Beat in India), Suzuki, Honda, Nissan, Renault and the list goes on. Imagine an Indian buyer who can purchase a very economical and good looking Chevy Spark (Beat) Diesel that gives 25 KMPL (Kilometers per liter – 58.8036 Miles per gallon), and it’s highest trim (Deluxe) costs less than the lowest trim of Mahindra EV. Not only does the Chevy look nicer, its more comfortable, has more space, and its still a small compact car perfect for cities. A potential EV… Read more »
mr. M

Wow, truly wow, that is the first affordable EV!

Mahrinda really has really done a remarkable job.

Carney

I’m curious about this REVive system. The description is vague.

At first I thought it was a range extending gasoline engine, but since elsewhere the materials say it’s zero emission, that can’t be it, can it?

So, what then? An extra small battery, just for emergencies?

Carney

Also, no mention of what kind of charge port is being used.

Is it a standard J1772 or some weird proprietary thing?

No chance of DC fast charge such as CHAdeMO I guess…