Mahindra's second offering in the all-electric segment is here. The e-Verito sedan was launched at a starting price of Rs 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) and will be available in major Indian cities now. The engine from the standard Verito sedan is replaced by an electric motor coupled with a 72V battery pack. This offers 100km of driving range and enables it to sprint to a top-speed of 86kmph.
Mahindra has rightly timed the launch of the EV amidst the current debate of ban of diesel vehicles against the increasing pollution in the country. This should give the car some more leverage, apart from the benefits from the Indian government's FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) initiative. This has helped gain subsidies on the asking price of the car benefitting a prospect buyer. Take a look at the different variants.
e-Verito D2 - Rs 9.50 lakh
This trim gets standard steel rims instead of alloy wheels and misses out on the 2-DIN infotainment system, remote lock and keyless entry. Apart from fast charging technology, all the other comfort and convenience equipment is similar to the other variants.
e-Verito D4 - Rs 9.75 lakh
The second to base D4 variant also misses out on the fast charging feature. This version gets circular knit upholstery instead of the woven jacquard one in the base version. The front grille gets a chrome bottom bezel missing on the D2 trim. The side body cladding is body coloured and the car rides on alloy wheels.
e-Verito D6 Rs 10 lakh
The range-topping D6 trim comes loaded with all the features from the D2 and D4 version. This trim is fast-charging ready, it allows to quickly recharge when you are about to run out of juice. The fast charging technology charges the lithium-ion battery to up to 80 per cent within 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Sadly, Mahindra is not offering airbags and ABS even as an optional feature. All variants get the 200Ah battery coupled to a motor producing 41bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. This is mated to a single speed automatic transmission with a hill hold system. All trims get the forward/boost mode, revive and telematics feature. So, we would have recommended the D4 variant as it gets almost the same features as the D6. However, the fast charging option is an important one and has its advantages. Since it is offered only on the D6 trim, we think this top-of-the-line variant will be worth the money over other base variants.