Mahindra’s fully electric vehicle, the Verito, has been spied testing for the very first time in South India. The Verito electric was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo and the company had announced last year that they would get the car out on sale within a year. We can expect the car to be launched at the Auto Expo next month.
The test mule that was sighted in Bangalore has white tape on the badges to hide the car make. However, the ‘Automatic’ and ‘Electric’ decals are visible at the back. Another observation to confirm that it is an electric vehicle is that there is no exhaust visible in the images posted on Motorbeam.com. The electric variant will have the Mahindra Verito’s chassis and body and the engine will be replaced by the electric motor. It will get a ‘Powered By Reva’ badge on the front fenders.
The Mahindra Verito Electric is powered by an electric AC motor producing power of 29 kW (39bhp). On a full charge the car can run for 100 kms just like the e2o. This full range will be available after a full charge which takes six hours. A quick charge takes 1.5 hours. The vehicle can attain a top speed of 86 kmph. Being an electric vehicle, the car will have no noise or emissions from this environment-friendly powertrain. This drive train is more powerful than the 19kW motor on the e20 as the Verito is heavier than the other hatchback.
The new electric sedan from Mahindra should be slotted over the diesel variant in terms of price when launched in India. We will update you about the same as more details emerge close to the launch of the car.