Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $ 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced its theme #DrivenByPurpose at the country’s 15th Auto Expo, to address a larger good that touches and transforms lives through innovative, future ready products and mobility solutions. Under this purpose statement, the company is showcasing a wide and varied range of its concept vehicles, EVs, passenger and commercial vehicles, as well as technology solutions. Mahindra’s Rise philosophy of driving positive change resonates well with this year’s theme as the company addresses the consumers’ needs for a better today and a sustainable tomorrow.
Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “As Mahindra enters its 75th year, our theme of Driven by Purpose will be the pillar on which we develop sustainable mobility solutions for the future. Our focus will not only be on growing our clean business unit through our electric mobility business but to also provide cleaner engines as we approach the implementation of BSVI norms. I am also delighted that Mahindra’s showcase this year reflects our commitment to the ‘Make in India’ philosophy, while developing globally relevant mobility solutions.”
Mahindra has been the pioneer when it comes to talking and doing EVs in India. Mahindra unveiled 4 new EVs in the Auto Expo 2020.
- Funster, a thrilling roadster electric concept with a playful convertible mode, nothing short of being an object of desire
ATOM, a new age electric urban mobility solution for Smart India’s last mile connectivity needs
- e-XUV300, the electric version of the popular compact SUV, an aspirational electric SUV for those who want a thrilling performance.
- e-KUV100, India’s most affordable EV starting at a competitive price of Rs. 8.25 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi, post FAME benefit).
In keeping with the upcoming BSVI emission norms implementation, Mahindra has displayed mStallion, its range of advanced BSVI ready turbo gasoline direct injection, TGDi engines which will deliver a great ‘fun to drive’ experience to its customers. Developed at its cradle of R&D and innovation, the state-of-the-art.The theme of #DrivenByPurpose for a cleaner performance was taken forward at Mahindra’s engine display, where its newest BS-VI ready gasoline engines, the mStallion range, was ready to rev into the future. The mStallion range of engine is future ready with state-of-the-art technology, which in current form is BSVI stage 1 and stage 2 compliant. This in turn is equivalent to Euro VI C norms and is fully protected to meet Euro VI D norms.
Mahindra Electric unveiled its design ready Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture 350 (MESMA 350) which is a 350 volt powertrain that has been built from the ground up by Mahindra Electric here in India. MESMA 350 supports motor sizes ranging from 60 kW to 280 kW, dual motor concepts and battery sizes up to 80 kWh. With this new platform, Mahindra Electric is gearing up for the greater adoption of EVs that will help bring economies of scale, driving costs down and enable smaller variants/ models to be made successfully in India.
The new Mahindra Treo three wheeler features more than 20 new and improved EV components made in-house by Mahindra Electric. It also features an additional range extender that will increase the Treo’s range by 60-70 kms, along with a concept solar roof that further increase the range by 26 kms.From the modular electric three-wheeler platform comes another heavy-duty small electric commercial vehicle named Mahindra Treo Zor. This new model will feature best-in-class performance that will be ideal for a range of applications, from vegetable vendors, to e-commerce players. With a best-in-segment storage area, the cargo box of the Treo Zor can be accessed from all three-sides, enhancing its usability and convenience.
Mahindra also showcased the e-Alfa Mini (Cart Version)The First 3-Wheeler Commercial Load EV from Mahindra
ME Chargers –
ME Chargers are Mahindra Electric’s latest, key addition to the EV ecosystem in India. These are AC charging solutions which are the need of the hour for India’s unique EV mobility paradigm that is driven mainly by electric two and three wheelers.
ME Charger LITE
The ME Charger LITE is a smart charger with a universal output connector to charge any light electric vehicle, such as any two-wheeler, three-wheeler or even light four-wheeler. It is an ideal solution for retail outlets / department stores with parking, service points, public transit stations like metro or bus stops, etc.
ME Charger 3WR
The ME Charger 3WR supports the electric three-wheeler revolution in India. With one connector completely dedicated to Treo and one available as a universal output for any low voltage electric vehicle, this smart charger is perfect for public transport stations.
ME Charger 4WR
The ME Charger 4WR is a specially designed four-wheeler EV charger. It fits in beautifully for applications like home charging units, apartment complexes, office parking lots, airports or even popular highway stops like hotels or restaurants.