Mahindra Treo electric rickshaw showcased at 2018 Auto Expo

The 3-wheeler EV from the house of Mahindra makes its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Mahindra & Mahindra, the leading company in the Indian EV space has unveiled a new 3-wheeler EV, the Treo at the 2018 Auto Expo. Mahindra claims that Treo is India’s first Lithium Ion battery powered, space frame electric auto. Mahindra claims that Treo has the longest battery life in the market as it employs Lithium ion technology.

The Mahindra Treo electric rickshaw has been designed and developed to promote mass adoption of electric vehicles in the country and Mahindra expects it to play a critical role in solving the last mile connectivity puzzle in the Indian cities.

Treo’s drive-train comprises of a brushless DC motor which draws its power from a Lithium ion battery. The Treo can accommodate 4 adults (1 Driver + 3 passengers) and has an expected range of 110 km on one full charge.

A hydraulic brakes setup looks into the braking duties for the 3-wheeler whose top speed is 45 kmph. A full charge for the Treo takes 5 hours with a 2kW charger. The Treo comes along with a feature to swap batteries once they get discharged.

Currently, Mahindra is the only OEM which offers EVs in India. Its EV line-up consists of the E20 Plus, e-Verito, e-Supro & e-Alfa. However, in the e-rickshaw/e-auto category, there are numerous branded and unbranded players in the Indian market.

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