Indian auto maker Mahindra has introduced its e2o electric automobile in the UK. e2o has a claimed range of 79 miles. A three-door hatchback with 4 seats, it has been developed specifically for easy urban travelling and is also available to buy online now, with deliveries beginning in May.
The e2o is the successor to the G-Wiz, and it will cost about ₤ 12,995 ($18,463 when UK grants have actually been applied), a rate more than double that of its Indian equivalent which costs around ₤ 6000 ($8,524). The e20 is an upgraded variation of its Indian equivalent, with more safety equipment, a bigger battery, and a greater quality interior.
There are 2 trim levels available, with the higher-spec TechX beginning at ₤ 15,995 ($22,725). It consists of touchscreen infotainment with a reversing video camera, telematics, Revive remote emergency recharging, leather seats, alloy wheels and a fast charging port.
The e2o got a top speed of 63mph and attains 0-25mph in 4.9 sec, while 0-50mph takes 18sec. The 13.9 kWh lithium-ion battery powers a 42bhp electric motor with 67lb feet of instantly offered torque and takes 9 hours to charge from nothing. The e2o TechX likewise has a fast charge option, taking 1.5 hours.
The cost range makes it more costly than the Renault Twizy, which starts at ₤ 6895 ($9,796), but more affordable than vehicles like the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf, which cost ₤ 18,445 ($26,206) and ₤ 25,790 ($36,642) respectively.