Mahindra Formula E Racer, Halo electric at 2014 Auto Expo
Mahindra Racing will be taking part in this year‚Äôs FIA Formula E Championships. The race car which will take part, Mahindra E Racer was unveiled at Auto Expo. Apart from this, Mahindra Reva also showcased a new electric sports car ‚ÄėHalo‚Äô, which will be launched in the country in the next three years.
The new Mahindra Racer is powered by a 200 kW motor which is equivalent to peak power of 270 bhp. Its electric motor can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in three seconds. The racer is being developed by Mahindra exclusively for its participation in FIA Formula E Championships while it also draws increased awareness to electric vehicles. Mahindra Racing is the 8th team and will be joined by other teams from across the world.
Mahindra‚Äôs new Racer measures 5000mm in length, 1800mm in width and weighs 800 kgs. It receives features such as advanced electronics, allowing driver to engage push to pass button for added power of 67 kW. The model receives a paddle shift sequential gearbox supplied by McLaren Electronic and 18‚ÄĚ tyres supplied by Michelin which allows them to run on both wet and dry weather conditions.
Mahindra Reva Halo, the electric sports car was also on display but launch is only expected in the next three years and that too depending on support from the Government of India where electric vehicles are concerned. This means that the Halo could be launched overseas prior to its launch in India. Halo can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 8 seconds and reach a top speed of 160 kmph with a range of 200 km on full charge. Scan through the images below for a closer look at the two future-proof cars.