We informed you earlier that Mahindra Electric division is planning to launch several new electric cars in the Indian market in the next few years. Speaking at Norwegian embassy in New Delhi, Mahindra Electric officials said that the company is planning to launch three new electric vehicles in India. Previous reports suggest that Mahindra could launch the electric version of the XUV Aero. Just to jog your memory, Mahindra XUV Aero concept was first unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.
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The UV maker will first launch the electric KUV100 micro SUV in the Indian market by the end of 2018. The report further suggests that the Mahindra’s small electric car will come with a range of 350km under the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) testing cycle. It is claimed that the micro SUV will have a top speed of 186kmph and it can accelerates to 100kmph from standstill in just 9 seconds.
Interestingly, Mahindra is also working on the electric version of the SsangYong Tivoli. It is expected to offer a real-world range of 250km under the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle). This model can attain a top speed of 150kmph and accelerates to 100kmph from zero in 11 seconds. Mahindra is also working on a compact SUV based on the Tivoli SUV, which is scheduled to be launched in 2018.
The XUV Aero SUV-coupe will be based on the XUV500. However, the production of this model will depend on the cost of the high-voltage powertrain. Mahindra is claimed to have a powertrain with 300km range. This model can do 0-100kmph in 8 seconds. The homegrown automaker believes that 38 percent of total passenger vehicles sales in India will come from Electric Vehicles by 2030.
Mahindra Electric had revealed that it is working on highly efficient electric powertrain with power outputs ranging from 90 to 165kW (120 to 204bhp). Additionally, the company is also developing high-density batteries that can enable electric cars to compete well against conventional petrol engines in range.