Mahindra signs MoU with Government of Bhutan to promote usage of Electric Vehicles in the country

Mahindra set to provide a comprehensive electric mobility solution for Bhutan thereby creating an eco-system for sustainable and affordable transport for its citizens and tourists. Launch of the e2o to be followed by introduction of other models from the Mahindra Electric Vehicle product portfolio soon.

Mahindra will assist Bhutan in its endeavour to set up charging infrastructure network for Electric Vehicles across the country. Mahindra e2o is a manifestation of Mahindra’s vision of the Future of Mobility, expressed by the 5C’s framework – Clean, Convenient, Connected, Clever and Cost Effective. Available in 3 variants, the e2o will retail at an attractive starting price of 6.99 Ngultrum (ex showroom Bhutan) for the base variant

Mahindra_BhutanCo-creating a Sustainable eco-system in Bhutan
Mahindra will work in collaboration with the Government of Bhutan, to create a sustainable ecosystem for electric mobility, through the following:
Initially map out the Kingdom’s Electric Vehicle and charging infrastructure requirement.
Work towards introducing affordable Electric Vehicles in Bhutan for public and private commuting
Work towards developing the regular and fast charging infrastructure
Establishing through our partners’ local service and maintenance network to monitor and manage Electric Vehicles

Mahindra e2o : Ownership Simplified
The Mahindra e2o is an Electric Vehicle (EV) designed as an urban mobility solution for a sustainable zero-emissions society and gains relevance in the face of issues like environmental degradation, pollution related health concerns, climate change, energy security and rising oil prices, all of which plague communities globally. The vehicle is the Mahindra Group’s endeavour to offer its customers a clean, smart and economical personal mobility solution and thus redefine sustainable urbanization.

Power in the Palm of Your Hand
The Connected car technology of the Mahindra e2o is a unique synthesis of energy, mobility and connectivity and it has multiple industry leading firsts to its credit. The entire genesis of this is the control interface for the vehicle, which can be made available on any smartphone device by merely downloading an application. The application then gives the customer the power to remotely manage several functions of the Mahindra e2o.

For example the smartphone application can help lock the car by simply sending it a lock command and activate the car’s air-conditioning remotely. The trip planner in the application integrates the distance to empty information from the Mahindra e2o into the maps and helps plan each journey with the current charge.

Have a conversation with your Mahindra e2o…..
With 10 on-board computers, the Mahindra e2o provides real time feedback of all the vehicle’s functions, does a daily heart beat check of the vital systems and sends alerts if anything has to be fixed, corrected or attended to.

Apart from telling you that your Mahindra e2o is locked or that the cabin is at a pre-set temperature with the air conditioning turned on, the Mahindra e2o is also capable of telling you that you have forgotten to switch on the mains to charge the car, in spite of plugging it in. Furthermore, this intelligent EV is capable of monitoring how efficiently you drive and can even provide details of your drive efficiency over the past six days in graphical form. The Mahindra e2o congratulates you when you achieve 100% driving efficiency and also gives tips on improving energy efficiency.

Charging made easy and no more anxiety
Customers can now literally plug in their Mahindra e2o’s to charge, like they would their cell phones, laptops or tablets. It is as easy as that – since the Mahindra e2o can charge from any 15A power socket available in any home. With just 5 hours required for fully charging your Mahindra e2o – your trusted car will be ready to be driven over 100 kms, more than enough for the average daily commute.

With the patented REVive® technology there is no more range anxiety. In the rare event of running low on charge, you can use the app on the smart phone to remotely activate the reserve energy that can get you going again.

Quick2Charge® technology – DC Fast Charging
Mahindra Reva also boasts of a revolutionary Quick2Charge® DC Fast Charging station with its new smart port technology. With this system, the Mahindra e2o can be completely charged in under 60 minutes. One can get a range of 25 kms in just 15 minutes over a cup of coffee.

The new smart port technology enables intelligent control of bi-directional transfer of energy to and from the electric vehicle. The smart port supports Quick2Charge® (DC Fast Charging), Sun2Car (Solar Charging), Car2Home (technology by which e2o can power your home); all from a single port in the car, thus making life simple for the customer.

Feature rich yet energy efficient
The Mahindra e2o comes with a 15.5 cms (6.2 in.) touch screen, with factory fitted GPS navigation system, radio, DVD, Bluetooth and i-Pod connectivity. Locating a place or directions to the nearest charging point is now at your finger tips.

The fully digital cluster, electrically operated wing mirrors, keyless entry & start/ stop button, projector head lamps, LED tail lamps, reverse camera, 4 JBL speakers & 2 tweeters makes the features of the Mahindra e2o comparable to most high end cars.

The regenerative braking feature in the Mahindra e2o also pumps energy back into the car’s batteries and charges them every time you slow down or apply the brakes.

Clean and green
Mahindra Reva has also worked hard to create a sustainable technology ecosystem for EV’s, proof of which is the host of technologies created by the company, inspired directly by its vision of the future of mobility. The ‘Sun2Car’ technology, which has been developed through the creation of personal solar charging units, provides the user with sufficient energy to power an EV for life, making it a very cost-effective mobility solution. – imagine free energy for life!

Other Key Safety Technologies:
High strength steel space frame construction that cocoons the occupants
Colour impregnated, dent resistant polymer body panels
ISOFIX child seat mount with ALR seat belts
Adjustable head rests for all 4 seats
Large front crumple zone
Dual side impact beams
Hood designed for pedestrian impact safety
Batteries under seat, ensuring a low center of gravity