Mahindra e2o features and tech specs

  • by , Photography abhishek chaliha   |
  • March 19, 2013 19:15 IST
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The all new Mahindra e2o is a modern all electric vehicle that packs in an extensive list of features some of which are not available in any other conventional internal combustion powered vehicles of its price range

 

Mahindra e2o charging station

 

 

The new Mahindra e2o all electric car is a significant step for the Indian automobile industry. Much improved over the model it replaces the e2o feels modern from the ground up. Its build quality is impressive and most of the materials look and feel premium. Unlike its predecessor, the Mahindra e2o feels like a proper car, albeit the lack of engine noise.

 

While the e2o is a commendable achievement for Mahindra, its price tags of Rs 5.96 lakh (on-road Delhi) for the basic T0 variant and Rs 6.25 lakh (on-road Delhi) for the top end T2 varaint do seem a bit steep at first glance. However, a look at the extensive range of features tells a different story.

 

Let’s take a look at the list of features the new Mahindra e2o packs in, some of which can embarrass more expensive premium hatchbacks in the market.

 

Features

  T0 T2
Keyless entry Yes Yes
Start/Stop button Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes
One touch foldable seats for rear seat access Yes Yes
Electric ORVM Yes Yes
Hill Hold Yes Yes
Courtesy Lights Yes Yes
Easy home charging Yes Yes
Driving range using GPS navigation Yes Yes
Phone Independent Message Centre Yes Yes
Smartphone application Yes Yes
Infotainment System No Yes
CD/DVD/MP3 No Yes
AUX/USB/Micro SD No Yes
Bluetooth No Yes
iPod Connectivity No Yes
Reva App Store Yes Yes
Personal Web Page Yes Yes
Driver Information System Yes Yes
JBL music system with 4 Speakers & 2 tweeters No Yes
Projector Headlamps Yes Yes
Dual tone interiors Yes Yes
Digital Cluster Display Yes Yes
LED Tail lamps Yes Yes
Adjustable headrest for all 4 seats Yes Yes
Follow-me-home Headlamps Yes Yes
Rear Defogger Yes Yes
Gear shift interlock Yes Yes
Charge interlock Yes Yes
Scissor wipers Yes Yes

Intelligent iEMS System

Yes Yes

Li-ion batteries

Yes Yes

Safe Mode

Yes Yes

Power Save Mode

Yes Yes

Regenerative braking

Yes Yes

Low maintenance

Yes Yes

Remote Diagnostics

Yes Yes

 

Mahindra e2o interior

 

 

Safety Features

  T0 T2

Pre-coloured ABS body panels that are less prone to scratches

Yes Yes

Reverse Parking camera & assist

No Yes

High Strength steel space frame

Yes Yes

Large front crumple zones

Yes Yes

Dual Side Impact Beams

Yes Yes

ISOFIX Child Seat mounts with ALR rear seat belts

Yes Yes

Multi code traction immobilizer

Yes Yes

High impact body panels

Yes Yes


Apart from these regular range of features the e2o also comes loaded with some amazing features that can completely baffle you. One such feature is the REVive feature that allows the owner to call or SMS a contact point for reserve charge in case the battery runs out on the way. The air conditioning can be turned on remotely before the driver enters the car on those hot summer days. A remote lock feature allows you to lock or unlock your Mahindra e2o from anywhere with cell phone network!

 

Some of these features are class leading and do genuinely put bigger and more expensive cars to shame. However, the range anxiety of electric cars still lives on in the e2o. And with its limited boot space this is no weekend car, but if you want to drive short pre-planned distances on a daily basis within urban confines, the e2o is in a league of its own.  

 

 

Mahindra e2o charging

 

 

Dimensions

Length x Width x Height 3280 mm x 1514 mm x 1560 mm
Wheelbase 1958 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Turning Radius 3.9 M
Kerb Weight 830 kgs

 

Body

Type Two door hatchback
Seating Capacity Four adults
Frame/Chassis Welded Tubular structure & 3-crumple zones complying to European safety norms
Panels & Bumpers Color Impregnated and Dent resistance body panel

 

 

Mahindra e2o charging port

 

 


Technical Specifications

Motor 3 Phase Induction Motor
Power 25.83PS @ 3750 rpm
Torque 53 Nm @ (0-3400 rpm)
Battery 48V maintenance-free Lithium-ion
Steering Mechanism Rack & Pinion
Transmission Fully Automatic
Suspension: Front MacPherson strut - Gas filled
Suspension: Rear Gas filled shock absorber with coil springs
Brake: Front Disc: 215 mm
Brake: Rear Drum: 180mm
Tyre (Front & Rear) 155 / 70 R 13, Tubeless Low Resistance

 

 

Performance

Top Speed 81 kmph
Range 100 km in one full charge under test conditions
Charging time 5 hours to full charge from a standard 220V 15 A socket

 

The earlier Reva electric car had a driving range of 80 kms and while the new e2o’s range has only been increased to 100 kms on a full charge under test conditions, the quality and practicality of the new car is a significant leap forward. The new Mahindra e2o can also be charged by harnessing solar energy but this aspect is yet to gain a mass market edge in India. It takes five hours to fully charge the lithium ion battery of the e2o and at 20 kms of range with an hour’s charging the e2o could be a practical run about for those who have a daily stipulated short travel distance. 

 

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