The Mahindra group on Monday launched its first electric car e2o priced at Rs 5.96 lakh (on road Delhi,after state subsidy). The two-door,four-seater car is powered by new generation lithium-ion batteries and a three phase induction electric motor. It has a driving range of 100 km per charge,which takes 5 hours for one full charging. The fully automatic car is aimed for city driving.
It also has features like GPS,keyless entry,start/stop button,regenerative braking feature,which puts energy back into the cars batteries and charges them every time it is slowed down or brakes are applied. The e2o has been developed on technology of Reva,which the group had acquired in May 2010.