We have been reporting in detail about the newly launched Mahindra Verito Vibe that was launched yesterday. Over the days, the Verito Vibe will be launched in every part of the country and might be seen eating into sales of high selling Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai i20. During the launch event yesterday, Mr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive and Farm Equipment sector, Mahindra, announced that his company intends to launch one more variant of the Verito sometime next year.
The good folks at Indian Autos Blog say that it is the Verito EV that Mahindra plans to launch sometime next year. We won’t be too surprised if this actually happens as it has been quite some time since the Verito EV made its public debut. The Mahindra Verito EV, which was presented as the Logan EV at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, is basically a Verito sedan with an electric powertrain instead of an IC engine.
The Mahindra Verito EV sports a 72V Lithium-ion battery pack which takes 6 hours for a full charge. The battery pack provides juice to a 29KW AC motor that transmits power through a single-speed transmission. The Verito EV can achieve a top whack of 86 kmph and has a claimed range of 100kms. The transmission offers four driving modes: reverse, forwards, neutral and boost.
The EV tech for Verito comes from none other than Maini, which has now been included into the Mahindra Group. Mahindra is also readying a series of other EVs which, again, will borrow technology from Maini. Speak of this, Mr. Pawan Goenka has previously said, “We will be using the electric vehicle technology to some of our existing products. We are almost ready with the electric Gio and Maxximo, while we have also developed a prototype for the electric Verito,”
“The prototype is ready. Verito is a heavier car than the e2o. There has to be adjustment and optimisation of the technology, and we will be ready to launch it in a year’s time.” He further added.