It’s not a secret that Mahindra & Mahindra is working on all-electric iteration of its popular XUV300 subcompact SUV. Recently, the carmaker revealed that the Mahindra XUV300 Electric will be capable to deliver an electric range of 300km (185 miles).
Talking to Autocar, Dr Pawan Goenka, managing director, M&M had revealed that the Mahindra XUV300 electric will be made available with two different battery packs.
While the higher capacity battery will solve the long range mobility purposes, the smaller capacity pack will be for the regular commuting experience. Both batteries have been developed exclusively for the Indian market by a Korean battery manufacturer – LG Chem.
The long-range version of the Mahindra XUV300 electric will derive its power from a 40kWh battery pack along with an electric motor. The latter one will deliver power close to 130bhp. The electric SUV will also come with DC fast charging capabilities. With higher-spec battery pack, the Mahindra XUV300 electric will be put up against the Hyundai Kona.
Hyundai’s electric SUV uses a 39.2kWh battery with an electric motor that produces power worth 136bhp and 395Nm of torque. It offers an ARAI-certified electric range of 452km. With a 50kW DC fast charger, the Kona’s battery takes 57 minutes to get charged up to 80%. Read – 2020 Mahindra Thar Interior Revealed
Compared to the Hyundai Kona that costs Rs 23.71 lakh (after GST reduction), the Mahindra XUV300 EV will be more affordable. The home-grown carmaker will bring in the electric iteration of its subcompact SUV by mid 2020.