Today the 2nd of June 2016, Mahindra is all set to launch its futuristic e-Verito, which is an electric variant of the Verito sedan. The e-Verito concept car was first showcased at the prestigious 2014 Auto Expo, and now very soon customers can buy the car. This would be India’s 2nd Electric Car the first being Chetan Maini’s Reva which had an update as E2O
The 4 door 5 seater e-Verito is an exclusive launch, it is a… pure electric car that runs on a potent three-phase 72V electric engine that generates fierce 91Nm and 41PS energies. It can move on a top-speed rhythm of 85km/h and after complete charge it can cover a distance of 100km. The car runs on powerful lithium-ion battery and it takes eight hours to acquire a complete charge, Mahindra has however engineered a quick charge option on the D6 variant, here the overall charge time is reduced to one and a half hours. The other two variants on offer is D4 and D2.
An important point to remember about the e-Verito is it is a 100% zero emission car, and it is the perfect eco-friendly car. It is going to be amazing indeed to get to drive the classy looking e-Verito, a 100% zero emission model very soon. Sitting inside the car is going to be a luxurious experience, and for those who are super-excited about this upcoming vehicle, let us explore some more interesting characteristics.
The Verito is a sophisticated looking sedan with a well-defined exterior architecture, when you sight the e-Verito, you will be reminded of the Verito. There are barely any differences between the two vehicles, there are some updates on the e-Verito such as a newly designed radiator grille with classy looking and pristine fog lights and head lights. On the side of the high-end variant there are neatly sculpted rear view mirror with body colored bumpers. A major design modification to take note of is the Verito electric will have boxy exteriors bordered by an edge design, the regular Verito car has a sweeping roofline.
The interior of Verito electric is going to look grander and newer than the regular Verito sedan, the quality of material is more refined. It is going to look more up-market than before with world class music system with Aux-in, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and also watch out for the powerful air-con. There is going to be ample space inside to just sit comfortably and relax.
The exterior architecture is magnificent and the interior décor and quality of material is marvelous and most importantly the incredibly powerful three-phase 72V electric engine that moves on lithium ion battery and it is a 100% zero emission vehicle.
All these features for an initial price of Rs 8 lakhs.
India’s electric vehicle development programme had got a shot in the arm in January 2016, when three of the country’s biggest car-makers (Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors) signed a pact to jointly develop critical parts for all-electric and hybrid cars.
The research & development teams of home-grown Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are seeking one another’s expertise in areas like motor, transmission and other components to develop solutions for captive use later.
The tripartite alliance, which is open-ended and technical in nature, entails an investment of Rs 22-25 crore, and the government will invest an equal amount under the ‘faster adoption and manufacturing of hybrid and electric vehicles’ (FAME) programme it announced last year.
Mahindra Reva Chief Executive Arvind Mathew said: “It will take at least one-and-a-half years before we see something. The software and integration part will remain exclusive to the three companies while motor and transmission knowhow will be shared.”
Motor, transmission and batteries are the hardware part of an electric vehicle but the software controls the vehicle’s critical systems like engine and battery to name a few.
But now software for cars – these get updates similar to mobile phones or computers – will determine a lot more. US-based Tesla, for instance, released Version 7.1 software that expands the autopilot functionality. The update allows a car to open the garage door, enter the garage, park itself, and shut down. In the morning, the car can be summoned to the doorstep.