Mahindra & Mahindra NXR, nay, the E2O has been caught testing undisguised on numerous occasions. While it has always been known that the E2O would be launched in the first half of 2013, an exact date for the Mahindra Reva E2O Launch hasn’t been yet confirmed by Mahindra.
It may be noted that Mahindra was waiting for the announcement of Union Budget 2013 before introducing the new car in the fast developing Indian car market. While the Union Budget has been announced, there are no clear indications about the time at which National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) would be implemented. The NEMMP should benefit electric car makers and buyers alike but Mahindra recognizes that it has already waited long for Electric Mobility Mission and Chetan Maini, Mahindra-Reva’s Chief Technology Officer, stated that the E2O will be launched in March 2013.
The 2013 Mahindra Reva E2O, which is essentially a two door car, comes with four seats and is more spacious than the Reva EV that is currently on sale. Other than having more space, the new E2O would also have better performance figures when compared to its predecessor. The E2O has a range of 160km and is capable of reaching a top speed of 105kmph.
A new feature on the Mahindra Reva E2O would be a self-texting feature of the car to inform that will inform the driver about the Time-to-full-charge, pre-heat or pre-cool the car, mail you a report on your driving habits or even unlocking the door as you approach.
The Reva E2O will sport the REVive technology, which holds a certain amount of electric charge for emergencies and can be activated remotely if the primary charge has been completely exhausted.
The 2013 Mahindra Reva E2O won’t come cheap and it is expected that the car will be launched with a sticker price of around INR 6 lakh rupees.
Is it worth the money at this price point? What do you say?