Mahindra’s automobile division has had its hands full over the last few years, and they have expanded their portfolio significantly. Since they ventured into the two-wheeler market they have had significant success, and they have also had a positive result with there-launch of the Reva electric car. But now, Mahindra is all set to expand its EV range again, and they are about to launch an E-scooter in the American market.
The scooter is called the GenZe, and was conceived entirely in the Silicon Valley, in California – with the final product revealed at the Santa Monica AltCar Expo last year. The electric scooter is claimed to achieve a top speed of 48km/h, and will be operated by an electric battery, which will allow the scooter to travel up to 48 kilometres on a single charge. The scooter also has the option of adding a larger battery that will provide a longer range and expand the bikes mobility. Despite being a single-seater, fully electric scooter, the GenZe does come with its fair share of technology – with the scooter being equipped with a weather-proof touchscreen and a bluetooth-enabled control centre that will monitor the charge status, range, diagnostics, and route. The cost of the GenZe has been listed at
Rs. 1.8 lakh ($3,000) in the US market, and it will be sold directly in California, Florida, Oregon, and Virginia, and through dealers in other parts of the US.