Mahindra Reva Halo sportscar launch in England by 2016
Mahindra Reva Halo, the two door electric vehicle which stirred up much excitement at the 2014 Auto Expo is slated to be launched in United Kingdom by 2016. The company is conducting feasibility study where launch of Halo in India is concerned, but major sales will come from international markets once the Halo goes on sale in 2015-16 at an expected price between INR 30-35 lakhs.
Compact and well proportioned in design, the new Mahindra Halo, is an all electric sports car. Halo made its debut at the 2014 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, comes in with two variants, one of which has a range of 200kms on full charge while the other is capable of 150 kms. The top end variant has a top speed of 160 kmph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just under 8 seconds.
Halo is designed and styled in India by Mahindra REVA’s in-house design team, which consists of designers from Pininfarina and Bertone. It will be powered by a 105 kW battery and will be based on a short chassis sporting an aerodynamic body and driving centric features. To make its entry with a host of safety and infotainment features, Halo will be seen with a multi touch screen and contoured leather seats besides a host of safety equipment.
But before the Halo is launched in England in 2016, Mahindra Reva will launch the e2o this October. As far as launching the Halo in India is concerned, it will happen later, depending on the government policy for electric vehicles.
As of now, Mahindra is strengthening their base in the growing electric car industry. They have set up about 110 fast-charging stations in Bangalore (the city with highest no of Mahindra Reva e2o – 1200), which will give the battery a life of 25 kms in just 15 minutes of charge. Such stations are now at every five kilometers in the city.