Mahindra has been a true pioneer in the Electric Vehicles space, leading transformation with its EV range comprising the e2o, e2oPlus, e-Verito and e-Supro. This is a transformation that begins right at the heart of the automobile with the shift from conventional fossil fuels to electric. At the biennel event, the company showcased are two puny urban mobility concepts which go by the name Udo and Atom.
UDO – The UDO is a compact two-seater Concept Electric mobility pod which has been conceptualized to address the issues that plague urban mobility, including traffic congestion and pollution. The UDO is targeted at the tech savvy urban citizen and offers an enclosed architecture with micro climate control, lighting, touch-screen infotainment and blue-tooth enabled audio systems, insulating the urban commuter from the harshness of the urban environment. It is designed to slash congestion and emissions, and also features a “smart fitness” mode which allows commuters to work out while commuting, via a ‘smart cycling’ feature. Moreover, the battery recharges as you pedal, thereby extending the UDO’s range in an environment-friendly manner. Its unique ‘tadpole’ construction also eliminates the need to balance the vehicle with one’s feet, unlike motorbikes or cycles.
ATOM – A futuristic and new age urban mobility concept for a smart India, ATOM is a unique object of mobility designed to cater to varied passenger needs with the perfect blend of ‘Convenience, Comfort and Intelligence’.. It aims to reimagine last-mile connectivity, thereby changing the face of public transportation, while its minimalist design philosophy allows it to retain a compact footprint without compromising on interior space
It is powered by Mahindra’s new electric Powertrain which features batteries that can be swapped to extend the vehicle’s range, allowing it to operate uninterrupted for long hours. The ATOM is a key feature of Mahindra’s mobility vision for India, giving the country its own, indigenously-built, last-mile urban mobility solution. It is also equipped with an intelligent connectivity system, making bookings and payments seamless and easy. At the same time its smart technology allows one to seamlessly connect with multiple transport modes, keeping passengers posted on the next departing train, bus or flight and the nearest boarding points on a real-time basis, apart from a host of safety and convenience features.
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GALLERY: Mahindra Udo
GALLERY: Mahindra Atom
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