Mahindra has introduced India’s second electric vehicle, the e-Verito, starting at Rs 9.50 lakh for the entry level D2 variant. Running purely on battery, the e-Verito ensures absolutely zero emissions.
It gets direct drive transmission, regenerative braking and telematics standard across all variants. You also have the revive mode for emergency which allows you five kilometres of extended range.
The D4 variant gets an infotainment system, electrically adjustable wing mirrors and alloy wheels along with remote controlled central locking and follow-me-home headlamps.
The e-Verito is powered by a 30.5kW (41bhp) electric motor driving the front wheels and mated to a direct transmission. The e-Verito is capable of a top speed of 86kmph.
The e-Verito, after a full charge of 8:45 hours, will run for 110kms. The quick charge option of an hour and 45 minutes will charge the car to 80 per cent and is available only on the D6.
It gets a brand new instrument cluster with blue-backlit digital display reading out speed and the amount of charge remaining along with the efficiency meter and gear indicator.
All variants of the e-Verito get air conditioning and all four power windows as standard. It also gets a sports mode for better performance while reducing the range of the car.
The batteries are fitted under the boot shelf and the rear seats without eating into cabin space. Mahindra has also said that in spite of the weight of the batteries, overall weight is the same.