Hybrid vehicles come with added advantage, and is the future of automotive industry. Almost every car company today is researching on implementing hybrid technology in their cars. Some of them have successfully achieved this and have already started offering the same in their cars. As far as an Indian car maker is concerned, there is none who has launched a hybrid car. But, Mahindra leads the race when it comes to development of hybrid car technology.
They already have Reva Electric Car company, and now they are competing in the first and only electric car racing championship in the world – Formula E. Such active participation reveals the fact as to how committed is the Indian car maker in giving the auto industry a future which will emit lesser pollutants into the air.
At the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year, Mahindra became the first ever non-Japanese Asian company to unveil a Hybrid concept car in the form of XUV500 Hybrid (see title image). XUV500 is Mahindra’s global SUV, which is not only sold in India, but also exported to Europe, South Africa, South America, and many other countries. Considering the importance of XUV500 in global markets where Mahindra is present, it only seems logical to offer a hybrid variant in that car.
Though it is not certain as to when Mahindra will launch the XUV500 concept, but they have confirmed that they are working on hybrid technologies which will be seen in their existing range of cars. M&M is optimistic about the successes of hybrid technology being installed in its present range of vehicles which will not only appeal to buyers due to its higher level of fuel efficiency but will also adhere to new government dictates on reduction of auto emissions. Hybrid cars are also expected to find more favor among buyers in the country over electric cars as they have a distinct advantage over electric cars with longer range.