Mahindra has announced to launch two electric cars by 2019, though it hasn’t revealed the names yet.
Mahindra Scorpio Electric is expected to retain all the infotainment, comfort and safety bits from the current model.
Mahindra is all set to expand its electric line-up for the Indian market by rolling out electric version of its popular models in the next two years. One of the first cars to receive an electric system is its popular SUV, Scorpio. Reports suggest that Mahindra has already started testing the electric Scorpio in India.
The government’s push for electric mobility by 2030 has acted as a catalyst in Mahindra’s ambitions to expand its electric range that currently comprises three models, e20, e-Verito and Supro electric. Mahindra was the only player in the electric domain in India and is now working aggressively towards adding more EVs to its electric range. In a bid to achieve that, the automaker is forming alliance with firms that are already established in this field or those who are new in this domain, to produce EVs for the domestic and overseas markets. Read: New Mahindra Scorpio Vs Old Scorpio – How Are They Different
Mahinda has announced launch of two electric vehicles by 2019, that will primarily be the electric version of its current models, one of which could be the KUV100. The auto maker is said to invest a whopping amount of Rs 4,000 crore within 3-5 years. It has however, already invested Rs 500 crore so far. Besides, Mahindra is also keen at forming JVs in motor and power electronics to support the new launches. Read – Upcoming Mahindra Cars In India
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The electric version of Mahindra’s popular full-size SUV, Scorpio is expected to be rolled out within two years. A new-generation model is also underway sometime in 2020, while the electric Scorpio is expected to be launched by 2019. Mahindra has announced to launch two electric cars by 2019, though it hasn’t revealed the names yet.While the company had earlier mentioned about launching an electric version of its mini SUV, KUV100 in India sometime in 2018.
Mahindra will tweak the underpinnings to accommodate the electric system. While it is expected to retain the design, there is yet no information on the additional equipment or other changes made to the SUV. It is therefore expected that the electric Scorpio could start from Rs 15 lakh onwards. Read – New Mahindra XUV500 Is Coming Soon
To power its electric range, the company is working on a bunch of batteries and electric motors with power output ranging from 41bhp to 204bhp. These high capacity batteries and electric motors are likely to be facilitate impressive range of over 100km. As for the electric Scorpio, it is a bit early to comment on that, though according to estimates, it could get an electric system with power ranging between 100 to 120bhp. While mechanical details are yet hazy, but we will update our readers as soon as more information is revealed. Read: Mahindra ROXOR Off-Roader – Launch Details
Changes will be made to the platform to accommodate the electric system, though it is not known yet if it will also result in change in proportions. In terms of design, as mentioned above, the new Scorpio is likely to be the same.
Similarly, the interior layout is expected to be carried over, though Mahindra could equip additional bits to support the electric system. A facelift was recently launched featuring cosmetic changes and additional kit. Changes have been made to the SUV for a more premium look on the inside. Besides, there is a new 6.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth/CD/DVD/USB/AUX-in etc. Read – Mahindra To Showcase 7 New Cars At Auto Expo 2018
Mahindra is expected to retain all the infotainment, comfort and safety bits. A new generation model is underway sometime in 2020, however with the electric Scorpio coming in 2019, Mahindra could either introduce the new design on the electric version first or pre-pone the launch of new-gen Scorpio. While these are just possibilities, more concrete information will be revealed in the coming days.