Mahindra, the leading utility car manufacturer in India has been consistently aiming for the bigger stake in the car market, wherefore, the company is catering its services into the various segments to impress the audience of the country. Now, the company is seriously eyeing up on the electric segment and the Reva EV (electric vehicle) was their one of the revolutionary products.
Now, the auto major's new bet is the Vertio EV which will be christened as the “e-Verito”. The electric version of the Verito has all the essential elements similar to that of its regular sedan sibling. Mahindra first premiered it at the 2012 Auto Expo and later the revised iteration was revealed at the 2014 Auto Expo. Finally, the Government's FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles In India) is into play and has been encouraging the a lot more auto manufacturers to launch more such electric vehicles in the country.
Mahindra e-Verito Exterior-
To make the things simple, it is just an electric variant and aesthetically, it looks similar to its regular sedan version clinching the same styling elements and design philosophy overall. However, new attractive graphics and electric badge at the rear make it look somewhat different from its gasoline powered sibling. At the front, it sports chrome wrapped front grille, chiselled bumper integrated with rectangular air dam, black honeycomb grille, black strips on the roof and door bottom. To enhance the contemporary design of this electric vehicle, the company has style the sides nicely and on top of that newly designed alloy wheels compliment it as well.
Meanwhile, the rear fascia looks sporty and premium with the elements for instance a dash of chrome above the license plate, pumped up rear bumper and elongated curves on the boot lid. Also, dimensionally, both the electric as well as the regular variant share the same dimensions. It measures 4,277mm in length, 1,740mm in width and 1,540mm in height along with a wheel base of 2,630mm.
Mahindra e-Verito Interior-
Just like the exterior, there are no significant changes on the inside also. The overall design of the cabin is quite identical, however some minute changes are visible on the instrument console that is completely digital this time. Simply put, the styling, and design elements even the set up seems reminiscent to that of the regular Verito. The dashboard incorporates a three-spoke steering wheel embossed with the company's insignia in the centre, circular shaped air vents and an up-to-dated centre console housing an audio music system (including various connectivity options such as Bluetooth, USB, CD player and AUX-in) and an air conditioning unit. Moreover, there are two cup holders located on the console while the glove box compartment seems big enough to keep your important documents or things at hand. The fit and finish and plastic material used inside are at par for the segment and price range is it been offered. The upholstery quality is same to that of the gasoline powered variant. Besides these, it also receives map pockets and passenger side vanity mirror.
Mahindra e-Verito Engine Specification-
The Mahindra e-verito is said to be 100 per cent zero emission green vehicle, thus, it is fitted with a 72V-3-phase AC induction motor, which is also seen powering the e2o. Its electric A/C engine is one of its biggest USPs that is tuned to produce maximum power of around 39bhp @ 3,500 rpm besides churn out a peak torque of 91Nm @ 3,000 rpm. Also, it gets a single speed fully automatic transmission gear box which makes it a decent performer and categorizes it in the premium sedan segment of the country. The regular variant on the other hand comes with manual gear box. Furthermore, the company has claimed a top speed of 86kmph and will run within a range between 80-100 km. It takes around 7 hours to go for a full charge. This electric sedan also boast some high level of safety aspect like Auto door lock, colapsible steering column, engine immobilizer, adjustable front seat belts, child lock on the rear doors and central locking system.
Mahindra e-Verito Competition and price-
The Indian Government's Fame (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India) has said to benefit the electric and hybrid vehicles over 4m in length with an incentive ranging between INR 11,000 to INR 1,38,000. The e-Verito is priced in the range of INR 9.50 lakh – INR 10 Lakh (ex-showroom) joins the e2o as their latest offering in their all-electric vehicles line-up.
As far as the rising population in concerned, the electric vehicles are good initiatives and it feels good to see that the Government bodies are also working in making the electric vehicle concept a big hit amongst the buyers.