Mahindra GenZe electric scooter to be exported from the US
Mahindra Group has indicated that it has a working strategy to export their new GenZe electric scooter from its new plant in the United States to other markets all over the world. The group recently launched a manufacturing facility for Mahindra GenZe electric scooter and Mahindra North American Technical Centre (MNATC) in Michigan.
In a recent interview, Dr Pawan Goenka revealed that Mahindra has already started working on plans to export the Genze to more markets, and not only restrict it for the US. Mahindra GenZe was design keeping in mind urban commuters’ challenges of parking, pollution and non-versatility of public transport.The GenZe was conceived in the heart of world innovation, the Silicon Valley, as a solution to sustainable urban transportation solution. Designed and manufactured in Ann Arbour, Michigan, the GenZe is claimed to meet highest of international and federal vehicle standards.
Key features of Mahindra Genze include specialised storage, and ease of travel for a range of up to 30 miles (48 km approx.), with capability to reach top speed of 30 mph (48 kmph approx.). Also there is a nice catch, one doesn’t need a motorcycle licence to ride a GenZe in most states of US.
Mahindra’s Ann Arbor facility to manufacture GenZe is currently capable of producing 9,000 vehicles per year, with potential to increase capacity to 20,000 units per year. With this kind of preparedness, Mahindra may soon establish a portfolio of electric vehicles aimed at markets worldwide. However, reception of GenZe electric scooter is vital to furthering the plans of export and expand. Word around suggests that price of Mahindra GenZe will be around $3,000 (Rs 1.8 lakh approx).
“The GenZe is conceived for students and urban commuters who are desperate to break free from congestion, tired of increasing gas prices, and the lack of convenient parking. With industry leading utility and connectivity features including the ability to charge anywhere on the go, the GenZe is the perfect lifestyle empowering vehicle for the American consumer.”, said Vish Palekar, CEO, Mahindra GenZe.
Via – Autocar Professional