Union Minister Anant Geete took the yet to be launched Mahindra Verito electric car to Parliament. As seen in the image above, Mr Geete is standing next to the car which is bedecked with flowers and red beacon on roof; proudly displaying the logo ‘National Electric Mobility Mission’ on its bonnet.
Three BJP MPs Krishna Raj, Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Mansukh Mandavia arrived on bicycles and UPA minister Veerappa Moily took the Metro to commute to office. The initiative is to spread the awareness on air pollution which has reached alarming levels in Delhi and NCR causing authorities to bring in radical measures and stringent regulations to clean up the air.
This is where Mahindra’s range of electric cars come in. They have already launched the e2o, the company now plans to launch two more cars in its electric portfolio.
Mahindra Verito Electric is expected to go on display at the 2016 Auto Expo in February 2016. To be launched thereafter, expect its price to be in the range of INR 15 lakh. The high price is due to cost of technology, however, efforts are being sought so as to reduce prices by localizing production of batteries which are imported as on date.
Mahindra Verito Electric, also called e-Verito, will be powered by an AC motor that makes 39PS power while offering a range of 100 kms on full charge. It will sport similar looks to its standard variant with distinct badging and a new instrument cluster will be noted in its interiors.
Apart from this, Mahindra and Mahindra has also taken stock of the new Supreme Court ruling on banning registration of diesel SUVs in Delhi and is set to launch a new generation of mFalcon petrol engines. The company has launched 4 new models since the start of this fiscal and will launch the Mahindra KUV100 and Mahindra Verito Electric along with the Maxximo EV before the end of this financial year.