Mahindra launches all-electric eSupro commercial cargo and passenger vehicle for intra-city transportation. Prices start at Rs. 8.45 lakh.
Mahindra has entered the electric light commercial vehicle space with the launch of its eSupro electric cargo van at Rs. 8.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Mahindra has also launched a passenger oriented model of the eSupro which is priced at Rs. 8.75 lakh. With the launch of the two models, Mahindra aims to provide the eSupro as a B2B oriented electric vehicle which is aimed to provide clean transport for last mile connectivity, intra-city transportation of goods as well as function as public transport.
Speaking at the eSupro launch, Pravin Shah, President and Chief (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “As one of the pioneers in integrated mobility solutions in India, it has always been our endeavor to make electric vehicles more accessible. The launch of eSupro will usher in a whole new concept in emission-free cargo transportation and people movement. Going forward, the eSupro will provide a much needed fillip to companies in the B2B and e-commerce segment.”
He further added, “Today with our range of electric vehicles we can reach out to an entire spectrum of consumers across segments in people and goods movement. I am confident that the eSupro will effectively address issues such as increasing carbon footprint and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.”
Despite state subsidy and FAME initiatives, the Mahindra eSupro is still priced on the higher side. The reason for this would be its lithium ion battery pack with 72V. The eSupro’s electric motor develops 25kW of power and 90Nm of torque. The Mahindra eSupro can be charged from any 15amp plug point and takes a claimed 8 hours and 45 minutes to fully charge the battery pack which gives the electric vehicle a maximum claimed driving range of 112 kilometers (subject to load). Being an electric vehicle it comes with a single speed automatic gearbox.
The Mahindra eSupro comes with a ‘Boost Mode’ to help it ascend steep inclines and a Revive R mode which gives it 7 kilometers of additional driving range should it run out of battery somewhere.
Arvind Mathew, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Electric, mentioned, “Owing to its host of commercial applications and its suitability for last mile connectivity, the eSupro platform is ideally suited for deployment in e-commerce, courier services and transportation companies for intra city use. Going forward zero emission vehicles will drive the Future of Mobility, reduce emission and build an ecosystem for electric mobility in India, at par with its foreign counterparts.”