The Mahindra e2o is one electric vehicle that has managed to be relatively popular. Though it is pretty feature-rich compared to the erstwhile Reva, latest customer feedbacks cried about heaviness at low speeds due to lack of a power steering. That’s all set to change soon as Mahindra plans to fit an electric power steering setup on the e2o soon. It’s still unclear what ramifications the power steering will have on the car’s range.
Also, the e2o demands a couple of doors at the back for easy ingress & egress to the rear seats. Mahindra is considering going back to the drawing board and introduce a 4-door variant of the e2o soon, aiding practicality issues.
The Mahindra e2o was launched in March 2013 as a replacement for the Reva electric car, after Mahindra bought off the Bangalore based Reva Electric Car Company in 2010. Styled in collaboration with DC Design, the e2o was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 as the Reva NX-R Concept.
The e2o is powered by an electric motor that is driven by 48-volt lithium-ion batteries, with a range of about 100Kms on a single dollop of charge-which takes five hours. It makes 19kW at 3750rpm and 5.4kgm of torque at 3400rpm. The electric urban runabout has a top speed of 81kph and tips the scales at 830kg. The Mahindra e2o is manufactured at the company’s Bangalore plant.
Read our exhaustive review of the Mahindra e2o here.
[Source: Autocar India]