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.
Verito 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.