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Mahindra Reva Verito Electric India launch by December 2014

Mahindra Reva Verito Electric India launch by December 2014

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of the Mahindra Group, is getting ready to launch electric version of their entry level saloon, Verito in India. But, before that, the car will be launched in India’s neighboring country, Bhutan by as early as September this year.

The reason Verito Electric will be launched in Bhutan before India, is because of the fact that Bhutan’s government interest in making their country free from fossil fuel in the near future. They have a demand for 5,000 electric taxis, which is what Mahindra Reva is aiming to tap with the Verito electric sedan.

Mahindra Reva Verito Electric India launch by December 2014Verito Electric, which was displayed at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, is a spacious car which can be positioned as an ideal taxi in Bhutan. Verito Electric is powered by Reva’s electric powertrain and will produce 29 kW (38.9 bhp). The battery pack takes around six hours for a full charge which, in turn, will claim a range of 100 kms.

Post launch in Bhutan, Mahindra is also planning on taking the Verito to Sri Lanka and Nepal. The launch of Verito Electric in India is however delayed due to the absence of government offering subsidies for the electric car ecosystem. The company is poised for launch by December this year, but awaits clarity from government on their National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) in this regard, reveals ET.

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  • Dr Rushabh

    This could have been different if the Indian Government showed a little more support. Entire world wants to go electric, and we are waiting for god knows what. Surprisingly, it is only Mahindra who is working on electric vehicles in India currently. If there were more manufacturers, than the government would have worked differently.