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Mahindra E20 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3280 mm
Overall Width 1514 mm
Overall Height 1560 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm

Engine

Torque 53 Nm @ 3400 rpm
Displacement --
Power 25.4bhp@ 3750 rpm
No of Cylinders --

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Mahindra E20 Features

Mahindra E20 T2 T0
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Mahindra E20 Colors

  • Spanish Red
  • Arctic Silver
  • Eco Green
  • Sunfire Yellow
  • Coral Blue
  • Oceanic White

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Mahindra E20 Rear View
Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

The eagerly awaited Mahindra e2o is finally here so let us dig deep into this new EV. It is produced at Mahindra Reva’s recently inaugurated plant in Bengaluru. This is India’s first "platinum certified automobile plant" and has a rated capacity of 30,000 cars per annum. Started under the project code name NXR, the name was changed to e2o. The Mahindra e2o has been named keeping in mind the overall Mahindra Reva philosophy of “inspired by orange to go green” for sustainable living. The ‘e’ in Mahindra e2o stands for the energy of the Sun which is abundant and clean. The ‘2’ pronounced as ‘to’ signifies the connected technologies in the car, while ‘o’, represents ‘Oxygen’, the life force that sustains all of our existence on Planet Earth. However things are not that rosy as in the earlier Reva there were issues regarding its range and performance as both were limited and sadly both remain in the e2o. The e2o according to Mahindra has a better range and the ability to do higher speeds with passengers but in reality the 81 kmph top speed will mean when packed with four passengers you will be overtaken by a CNG bus on the highway and that is not exactly a great feeling for sure! The problem is that the 25.3 bhp (19 kw) output and 53 Nm torque is just too tiny and cannot give any kind of performance and not to mention getting blown away by every other small car within the similar price point.

Then there is the big issue of range something that affects every electric car. Mahindra says that range on a full charge is about 100 km with the 48 V Lithium ion battery but in reality that figure will most likely be a lot less. Thus other than going to your local shop for buying milk, you can very well forget going anywhere unless you can beg borrow or steal someones electric supply. Though a 15 minute charging will give you a 25 km range and a dead battery can run a further 10 km, it still not feasible to go anywhere without suffering the anxiety. Things like using the music system or even going fast (?) will reduce the range so it goes withour saying that you will have to drive it like a monk. .... read more

Mahindra E20 Fascia

The interior though more spacious and having features like an audio system and 6.2 inch touchscreen GPS is bland and cannot be compared to cars at the similar price point.. Lack of two more doors means that practicality is hampered quite a lot. The e2o will only work as a four-seater but all the four people in the car will have to be svelte. Headroom is tight but a lot better than the earlier Reva. The fit and finish though again improved is no match for cars at this price point and overall quality is not great at all.

What we like
The interior has more space and features than the earlier Reva
What we don't like
Still lacks space, quality, bland desig
  • Mahindra E20 Steering
  • Mahindra E20 Star-stop Button
  • Mahindra E20 Back Seats
  • Mahindra E20 Audio System

Interiors Details

Boot space

The Mahindra e2o has limited luggage space though it is improved than the earlier Reva.

Speedometer

The monochrome digital speedo looks futuristic

Gear lever

Mahindra e2o has an automatic gearbox

Cup holders

Mahindra e2o does not have cupholders

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Mahindra E20 Rear View

The Mahindra e2o has been named keeping in mind the overall Mahindra Reva philosophy of “inspired by orange to go green” for sustainable living. The ‘e’ in Mahindra e2o stands for the energy of the Sun which is abundant and clean. The ‘2’ pronounced as ‘to’ signifies the connected technologies in the car, while ‘o’, represents ‘Oxygen’, the life force that sustains all of our existence on Planet Earth. It is certianly no winner of a beauty contest plus it lacks any kind of pesence though it is a damn sight better than the earlier Reva. The styling has been done by Dilip Chabbria but even he has not quite managed to add sparkle to the design. The front is decent but the odd side view and 80's rear styling does nothing for the eye. The tiny dimensions also mean that it lacks presence of any kind. The e2o measures 3.2 m in length, 1.51 m in width and 1.56 m in height. The plastic body and large panel gaps are not exactly impressive also. The e2o is available in six colours.

What we like
Looks much better than the earlier Reva
What we don't like
Design might not be to all tastes, boxy, flimsy build, large panel ga
  • Mahindra E20 3/4 Front View
  • Mahindra E20 Side View
  • Mahindra E20 Front View
  • Mahindra E20 3/4 Rear View

Exteriors Details

Front design

The styling has been done by Dilip Chabbria but even he has not quite managed to add sparkle to the design. The front is decent

Rear design

The rear styling is a bit odd looking

Side profile

The side view shows its small length.

Ground Clearance

Mahindra e2o has ground clearance of 180 mm

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The new Mahindra e2o has a 25.3 bhp three phase inducion motor and 53 Nm of torque. It has 48v Lithium ion batteries under the front seats and has a top speed of 81 kmph. For performance you have to press 'B' for boost which gives most power but even then it is way too slow. However things are not that rosy as in the earlier Reva there were issues regarding its range and performance as both were limited and sadly both remain in the e2o. The e2o according to Mahindra has a better range and the ability to do higher speeds with passengers but in reality the 81 kmph top speed will mean when packed with four passengers you will be overtaken by a CNG bus on the highway and that is not exactly a great feeling for sure! The problem is that the 25.3 bhp is output just too tiny and cannot give any kind of performance and not to mention getting blown away by every other small car within the similar price point.The e2o has an automatic transmission.

What we like
It is more powerful and has a better top speed than the earlier Reva.
What we don't like
Still not as powerful or as fast as other cars priced in the same range

Engine & Performance Details

Acceleration

The e2o has dissapointing acceleration

Top speed

The e2o has top speed of 80 km

In-gear acceleration

the e2o has an auto gearbox and in-gear response is slow

Gearbox

e2o has automatic gearbox

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Electric Mileage --

Then there is the big issue of range something that affects every electric car. Mahindra says that range on a full charge is about 100 km but in reality that figure will most likely be a lot less. Thus other than going to your local shop for buying milk, you can very well forget going anywhere unless you can beg borrow or steal someones electric supply. Things like using the music system or even going fast (?) will reduce the range so it goes withour saying that you will have to drive it like a monk. Though a dead battery will give another 10 km it is only feasible for short journeys.

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Mahindra E20 T2 --
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Mileage Details

City fuel economy

e2o has a 100 km range

The handling is quite impoved over the earlier Reva and small dimensions but the steering is too heavy (no power steering) and the small tyres give it no handling scope at all. The e2o has a feature which is the smart phone lock. The e2o also features regenarative braking.

What we like
Has safety features like smart phone lock
What we don't like
Not as good as other small cars at this price point

Handling Braking & Safety Details

Handling

The handling is quite impoved over the earlier Reva

Braking performance

braking performance is decent

Safety features

The Mahindra e2o has large front crumple zones and dual Side Impact Beams

Traction control

e2o does not have traction control

The e2o has gas filled Mcpherson struts at the front and gas filled shock absorbers with coil springs at the rear.

What we like
The ride is improved than the earlier Reva
What we don't like
Still is fidgety and wriggles around

Comfort & Suspension Details

Comfort

The ride is improved than the earlier Reva

Front suspension

The e2o has gas filled Mcpherson struts at the front

Rear suspension

The e2o has gas filled shock absorbers with coil springs at the rear

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No Incentives to go green
Posted on 26 Mar 13 at 11:23 am

Pros eco friendly

Cons battery life and replacement no solar panels as backup charge

The main drawback is that there is no tax incentive! so I dont see many takers for this car. Also, at this price you can get a regular car.

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Reva practicality
Posted on 1 Apr 13 at 12:12 pm

Pros Running cost

Cons small car

Dont agree with writer of the artical & it shows highly prejudiced thoughts. Author seems to be living in old age. Reva is modern technology car with futuristic design. Also its running cost is very affordable. Its time we start thinking about future & consider this as an option for transportation.

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very good
Posted on 31 Mar 13 at 11:20 pm

Pros great looking

Cons nice interior

very good car irrespective of its low price.very good mileage, bravo.

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best electric car
Posted on 12 May 14 at 5:24 pm

Pros Great Looks,Great Interiors,

Cons ,range is a bit low

Very good car. I use it for going around the city while shopping etc for the house. My office is also nearby so i am able to commute using this vehicle easily everyday. The cost of travel is very low and it is quite nice to drive. It has good features for driving in the city. Quite a low cost travel option. It would have been better if Mahindra kept price low but in the long run the car maintaince is not very high. I am quite happy but wish the range was around 100-120 kms.

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wonderfull e2o
Posted on 26 Sep 13 at 8:49 pm

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,it is comparetivly having less price than other many electric cars

Cons ,if the car run 200 km charge then e20 gets sale as hot chips

i taken delivery of e2o t2 on 12-9-13 from bangalore price is 786000- idriven car everage 50 km day and 105 kmcharge with min a c, head lights , wiper, and music etc. i realy save nearly rs.3300 in 12 days & 650km. i am very happy with this car, after sale service is exellent, they solved problems through internet with in minits after complaint, I ddn"t see this type of srvice in any other vehicles, its mobile app is really wonder, if it is run 200kmcharge then itis the king of indian road. thanq.

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User Comments of Mahindra E20

By Payal Posted on Feb,02,2015 at 13:47 PM

I like the car but cost is very high. With this price the higher segment car is available in market.



By harish sharma Posted on Sep,16,2014 at 13:52 PM

this is a good car-- Use it for the government of india speed post mail distribution or to the collection center. the
car is of value in areas where there is excess electricity.-- say the nangal bhakra dam in himachel pradesh. also near
hydro electric d


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