Mangaluru: Karnataka Agencies unveiled the all-new, all-electric Mahindra e2oPlus to Mangalureans here on December 6.
Abdullah Rehman (Founder, Anti Pollution Drive), appreciated Mahindra for introduing the eco-friendly vehicle to the city. He also shared his experienece during the test drive.
Suresh Kuttan, Country Head, sales & marketing, Mahindra Electric gave briefed the gathering about the new vehicle. He also mentioned that Mahindra is a pioneer in the electric vehicles category, in India and it works towards enviornmental conservation.
R C Rodrigues – CEO of Karnataka Agencies, Santhosh Rodrigues – Partner, Ratan Rodrigues – Partner, Abdullah Rehman (Founder, Anti Pollution Drive), Suresh Kuttan (Country Head, sales & marketing, Mahindra Electric), Manish Kaushal (Regional Manager, Mahindra Electric), Debasis Mishra (Deputy Manager, Mahindra Electric), Seeli Suryaprakash Rao (Area Sales Manager, M&M) and Anil Sequeira (Head - Sales, Karnataka Agencies), were present on the occasion.
On a full charge, the Mahindra e2oPlus can travel for upto 140 kms and achieve a top speed of 85 kmph. Powered by the latest electric drive train technology from Mahindra Electric, the e2oPlus can effortlessly cruise through city traffic and drives Mahindra’s vision of the Future of Mobility. The tall-boy design and spacious interiors make for a compact city car that can comfortably seat four adults.
At the core of the e2oPlus is a collection of connected features that have been developed to make the car both easier and more enjoyable to drive and maintain. Whether it is planning a route, checking the health of the car, or remotely cooling the car, the e2oPlus seamlessly integrates technologies to offer functionality and is aptly designed for easy urban commuting.
Key features of e2oPlus include the following
The e2oPlus provides a hassle free drive which is what most drivers and owners of vehicles look for while commuting on the increasingly congested roads of the city. The vehicle provides regenerative Braking, a revolutionary technology (first in India) that charges the battery of the e2oPlus every time its brakes are applied, helping the car literally recover the energy it dispenses. In the absence of a heavy engine or moving parts lagging the power output, the e2oPlus provides an instant torque to zoom with maximum momentum from the very minute its engines are cranked. The manufacturers seem to have thought of everything - They have provided the vehicle with REVive®, a first in the world feature by Mahindra Electric. On the rare occasion that the car runs low on energy, REVive® can be activated to gain an extra 5-10 kms of range, to help the user reach home or the nearest charging station. The e2oPlus can be easily charged through any normal 16 Amp plug point at home, making it highly convenient and easy. It has a small turning radius of 4.35m and an electric power steering which helps the e2oPlus maneuver through the tough city traffic very easily. It has a Hill Assist feature which prevents the e2oPlus from slipping backwards or forwards on a slope, making it accelerate without any jerks. Its reverse camera helps spot blocks, gauge distances, and unravel blind spots making it easy and convenient to reverse. In the end, it is both compact and spacious – It has a smart design that provides ample knee room, headroom and cabin space, making it versatile for families of all sizes.
The e2oPlus also has low running costs
At just 70p/km, the e2oPlus beats almost all other cars on running costs. The e2oPlus operates without a conventional gear box - which means no clutch. This translates into reduced mechanical losses resulting in maximum efficiency. It provides professionals with depreciation benefits - The self-employed and businesses can avail tax savings of close to Rs 1.6 lakhs on purchase of the e2oPlus in the first year itself. It is a low maintenance vehicle because it has fewer moving parts. Besides, it is accompanied by real time monitoring by Mahindra experts to ensure glitch free driving. The icing on the cake is that the Government offers tax exemptions and subsidies to ensure a low purchase cost for electric vehicles like the e2oPlus. Additionally, it is an environmentally friendly vehicle as it has zero tail-pipe emissions and a low carbon footprint.
The vehicle's health is monitored continously by its 10 on-board computers that track around 196 performance and health related parameters to ensure that any possible snag is fixed as soon as it crops up. They also provide regular progress reports after car performance and driving patterns are analyzed to review the battery’s service requirements which help improve the vehicle’s overall performance. A unique feature is that the e2oPlus app informs you of the nearest charging station in order to ensure a peaceful drive for the car through the city. The app also puts the car’s information and control in the owner's smart phone. It allows one to lock/unlock the car, retrieve performance metrics and health metrics and draw up charging schedules.
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