Mahindra e-KUV100 electric SUV breaks cover at Auto Expo 2018

The electric SUV will have a range of 140 km.

The Mahindra e-KUV100, India’s first electric SUV, has been showcased alongside an array of EVs at the Auto Expo in Noida today. Mahindra says that the mini SUV ‘heralds new generation of EVs’ from its stable.

Without divulging much, the UV specialist has revealed that e-KUV100 will have a range of 140 km on a full range. This suggests that it would have a battery pack with higher capacity than the one used on e2o (more than 15 KWh).

Considering that the crossover is heavier than the city car, expect a more powerful 3-Phase AC induction motor as well. The battery pack is claimed to offer 80% of driving range in one hour of fast charging.

The automaker has also confirmed that the electric SUV will feature modern connectivity features including smartphone connectivity, remote diagnosis, cabin pre-cooling, and location tracking in addition to monitoring of driving pattern and battery usage.

The e-KUV100 is expected to be launched in India in a year’s time and could also be exported to developing markets as an affordable urban crossover. Given that the Indian government is pushing for faster adaption for electric vehicles, the car would benefit from lucrative subsidies which should translate into an attractive price range.

Stay tuned to Rushlane as we cover 2018 Auto Expo LIVE from India Expo Mart in Greater Noida.