After successfully launching the Mahindra eVerito electric sedan and the Mahindra eSupro electric pickup, India's largest SUV manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra, has today launched the Mahindra e2o Plus four-door electric car in India which has been priced at INR 5.46 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the P4 variant while the P6 variant is priced at INR 5.95 (ex-showroom Delhi) whereas the top end P8 variant is priced at INR 8.46 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Mahindra e2o Plus is available in 4 variants – P2, P4, P6 and P8 while the P2 variant is targeted only at fleet operations while the prices for the P2 variant will be revealed at a later stage. The e2o Plus is the second electric car from Mahindra Electric while overall it is the fourth all electric car from Mahindra after the e2o, eVerito and the eSupro. The new car is powered by the same electric motor while the car comes with fast charging technology along with longer driving range.
Talking about the design of the Mahindra e2o Plus, the exteriors are heavily inspired from the e2o two-door electric hatchback while the car is based on an all new steel space frame. While the e2o Plus get subtle design changes on the exteriors and interiors as compared to the e2o 2-door electric hatchback, the rear section of the car is completely redesigned with a new rear bumper, sporty rear spoiler and vertical LED taillights. The front section of the car sports the tessellated 3D front grille along with chrome accents, projector headlamps and sculpted front bumper that houses the fog lamp enclosures. The side profile of the car is starkly different as compared to the e2o and gets an elongated body along with a long wheel base to provide more space for the rear passengers. The Mahindra e2o Plus gets new spacious interiors that are uncluttered and convenient along with premium quality materials for the cabin.
Powering the Mahindra e2o Plus is the same 30KW 72V 3-Phase electric AC Induction motor along with a high performance lithium-ion battery that is capable of producing 39 BHP of maximum power while developing peak torque of 91 Nm. This is the same electric motor that powers the Mahindra e20 regular hatchback and comes mated to a direct drive eCVT automatic transmission. This electric setup is capable of providing a driving range of 140 Km. The Mahindra e2o Plus comes with fast charging technology and the battery can be charged completely in 1.5 hours (90 min).
The e2o Plus gets 10 computers that uses various algorithms to charge the car where as the AC and heater can be switched on or off with the help of a Remote App. The Remote App allows the user to connect the cell phone with the car while driving the car or even when stationary while the App also allows you to monitor the condition of the car. The Mahindra e2o Plus also comes with an Android based touch-screen infotainment system.