Mahindra & Mahindra has officially launched the eVerito all-electric sedan in India. Initially it will be sold in Delhi only, and will be followed by other cities like Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune soon.
In line with Mahindra’s “The world of EVs just got bigger” theme, the eVerito is priced close to that of a regular petrol/diesel engined sedan cars in market. Priced ranging from Rs 9.50-10 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi, after FAME incentive and Delhi govt subsidy), the eVerito is available in three variants: D2, D4 and D6.
After Mahindra-Reva e2o’s solo journey for 3 years, the eVerito is the company’s second full-electric vehicle to launch in the Indian market. First displayed at the 2012 Auto Expo and went on to make appearances at the 2014 and 2016 editions of the motor show. It also benefits from the Indian government’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India (FAME) initiative, to gain subsidies on the asking price.
In terms of design, the e-Verito looks similar to its diesel sibling’s silhouette. However, to differentiate it from the regular Verito it does get a handful of stickers and a redesigned interior. Standard features in e-Verito D4 and upwards include an infotainment system, electric ORVMs, alloy wheels, follow-me headlamps, and keyless entry. Further gets smart features like remote cabin cooling, REVIVE, Regenerative braking, basically all those intelligent features which are seen on the existing e2o.
Coming to the important aspect on electric drivetrain, the eVerito is powered by a Li-Ion 72 Volt battery pack that takes 8 hours and 45 minutes to be fully charged through a standard 230V 15A outlet. A Quick Charge mode (offered only on top-end D6 variant) allows the battery to attain 80 percent charge in 1 hour 45 minutes. It roughly translates to 41.4BHP and 91Nm of torque mated to an automatic gearbox, and can hit a top-speed of 86 KMPH.
On a single charge, the eVerito can cover a distance of 110 kms (e2o = 120km) that can be slightly increased with the standard regenerative braking feature, which develops power and charges the batteries every time the driver applies brakes. It also includes a boost mode that gives you extra power for few seconds. Further a REVIVE mode squeezes out 8 kms worth of range so that the driver can reach the nearest charging location when the power levels are low.
To get the eVerito’s battery fully charged it requires 18 units of electricity, calculating the cost of electricity at Rs 7 per unit, the running cost for the electric car can be as low as Rs. 1.15 per km. Additionally to lower the eVerito’s running cost there is Mahindra’s optional solar charger which can charge the eVerito without the use of any external electric power source.
Prices of Mahindra eVerito (ex-showroom Delhi):
- eVerito D2 : Rs. 9.50 lakh
- eVerito D4 : Rs. 9.75 lakh
- eVerito D6 : Rs. 10 lakh
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