Mahindra eKUV100 Preview
At the 2020 Auto Expo, it was clear that Mahindra’s focus was on electric vehicles. Apart from showcasing the e2o NXT and an electric bus, the company also took the wraps off an electrically-powered KUV100. Design-wise, the eKUV100 looks identical to its petrol-powered counterpart. In fact, the only visual differentiation between the two models is the badge.
The same can be said for the interior as well, save for the absence of a gear lever on the electric variant. This, in fact, gives the eKUV100 the capability to be the 6-seater it first set out to be. Mahindra has fitted the eKUV100 with a lot of new-age tech, including remote diagnostics, interior pre-cooling, and location tracking. Customers can even keep a track of their driving pattern and battery range.
At the heart of the eKUV100 will be the same motor that powers the eVerito. The 30kW powerhouse gives it a claimed driving range of 140 kilometres on a single charge. The Nashik-based carmaker has also brought in a quick charging feature, which means the eKUV100 can be charged from 0to 80 per cent in an hour. Mahindra may also offer another powertrain during the launch of the eKUV100.
Fully developed by Mahindra Electric, the company’s electric car division, the eKUV100 is sure to be priced higher than the gasoline-powered KUV100.