Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. today made an official announcement that it has named its next generation electric car as the ‘Mahindra e2o’.
Pronounced as ‘Ee-too-oh’, the electric vehicle has been named in tradition Mahindra nomenclature with the vehicle name ending with an ‘o’.
The Mahindra e2o is slated to be launched soon and will be produced at Mahindra Reva’s recently inaugurated plant in Bengaluru. This is India’s first platinum certified automobile plant and has a rated capacity of 30,000 cars per annum.
Mahindra, however, says that the ‘e’ in Mahindra e2o stands for the energy of the Sun which is abundant and clean. The ‘2’ pronounced as ‘to’ signifies the connected technologies in the car, while ‘o’, represents ‘Oxygen’, the life force that sustains all of our existence on Planet Earth.
Commenting on the Mahindra e2o, Dr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, “The Mahindra e2o is a game changing development within the personal mobility space that will help the Mahindra Group usher in a positive change in the lives of our customers. We are on the threshold of ushering in a new paradigm across the automotive value chain, by bringing in products and mobility solutions which will bear testimony to our commitment to create a cleaner environment on planet Earth. This is significant step towards creating a comprehensive eco-system of sustainable mobility solutions, encompassing alternative technologies such as electric, hybrid and fuel cells into our research, development and commercialisation plans”.
Chetan Maini, Founder and Chief of Strategy & Technology, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd, said, “The Mahindra e2o is a very real solution to power personal mobility for a sustainable future. Based on the Mahindra Group’s 5 C’s reference framework, this truly is a technologically advanced mobility solution for the future. Besides being a true friend of the environment, the Mahindra e2o also brings to the Indian consumer cutting-edge technological innovation that will help them remain connected in a convenient and cost-effective manner”.
The Mahindra e2o will use next generation Lithium Ion batteries and have a range of 100 kms per charge which is adequate for most daily journeys within the city. The Mahindra e2o will enable users to charge their vehicle through any 15 ampere plug point at home, or at the workplace.