Indian car manufacturer Mahindra is hoping to take the electric vehicle world by storm – with its £10,000 e2o city car.
The e2o is already on sale in Asia, and currently has a top speed of 50mph and an all-electric range of around 75 miles. When the car comes to the UK in spring, it is reported to come with a much longer range and higher top speed.
Although the e2o has a body that is just 3,280mm long and 1,514mm wide, it still manages to seat four people. Although sold in India, Bermuda, Bhutan and Nepal with two doors, the international version will come with four.
Designed to bring affordable electric driving to the masses, the e2o marks a step forward for Mahindra, away from the often-criticised G-Wiz city car.
Pawan Goenka, Mahindra’s executive director, told Autocar recently: “We are thinking of building our own distribution network in the UK.
“We want to target the individual buyer – perhaps people who are looking to buy a second car in the sub-£10,000 range for short commutes and inner-city driving.
“We are not here to plug a technology gap, but a price gap.”
This comes in the wake of an announcement by Mahindra that it was investing £20 million into the development, manufacture and sale of an electric vehicle.
The e2o will come with an impressive amount of standard equipment, including a reversing camera and a full infotainment package, with speaker system.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
March 14, 2016