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Mahindra e2o

₹ 7.17 Lakh
* Estimated Price
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4.2 / 5
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After keeping the world waiting for years, this is what Mahindra delivers - a real world 80km range for 6 lac! Read our exclusive in-depth analysis of the e2o...

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    Electric Variants
    • T2
      Electric, 120 km/hr
      ₹ 7.17 Lakh*

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e2o Color Options

  • Arctic Silver

  • Sunfire Yellow

  • Spanish Red

  • Oceanic White

  • Eco Green

  • Coral Blue

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  • 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. 

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 squared up 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 plastic body and the large panel gaps further are not excactly great news either.The interior though more spacious and having features like an audio system and 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. Getting into the rear is a pain and the fact that the rear windows do not wind down would just add to the claustrophobic feeling.

The e2o will only work as a four-seater but all the four poeple in the car will have to be svelte. Headroom is tight but a lot better than the earlier Reva. The e2o has some unique features like regenrative braking and smart phone lock (there is an app where you can operate things like the aircon from your smart phone) but some small questions regarding the reliablity remain. The e2o is priced at Rs 5.96 lakhs (on-road) Delhi and is simply overpriced plus considering the limtations it is just not practical enough. So just like its predecessor this one will remain a rare sight on the roads.

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Interiors

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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 design

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

Glovebox

Mahindra e2o has dual damping glove box

Audio System

Mahindra e2o has a JBL audio system, allowing DVD playback, iPod integration, USB input and SD Card, etc.

Air Conditioner

Mahindra e2o has air conditioner which can be activated by smart phone

Arm Rests

Mahindra e2o does not have armrest

Air Vents

Mahindra e2o has front air con vents which have a aluminium surround

Seats

Mahindra e2o is a four seater and it seats them in decent comfort though both legroom and headroom can be better

Leg Room

Mahindra e2o has decent legroom though it can be better

Knee Room

Kneeroom in Mahindra e2o needs to be better

Shoulder Space

Shoulder space in mahindra e2o needs to be better

Head Room

Mahindra e2o lacks headroom

Steering Wheel

The three spoke steering does not have controls

Power Windows

Mahindra e2o has power windows

Keyless Entry

Mahindra e2o has keyless entry

Driver Information Display

Mahindra e2o has driver information display

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Exteriors

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 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 gaps

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

Bumpers

Mahindra e2o has low front bumpers with projector headlamp

Head Lamps

Mahindra e2o has projector headlamp

Tail Lamps

Mahindra e2o has LED Tail-lamps

Fog Lamps

Mahindra e2o has fog lamps

Tyres

Mahindra e2o has 155 / 70 R 13, Tubeless Low Resistance tyres

Alloy Wheels

Mahindra e2o has alloys but are not standard

Outside Mirrors

Mahindra e2o has outside mirrors

Colors

The e2o is available in six colours.

Rear Wiper

Mahindra e2o does not have rear wiper

Roof Rails

Mahindra e2o does not have roof rails

Sun Roof

Mahindra e2o does not have sunroof

Spoiler

Mahindra e2o does not have spoiler

Side Steps

Mahindra e2o does not have side step

Spare Wheel

Mahindra e2o has spare wheel

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Engine

 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

Power

The e2o has 48-volt, 19kW electric motor

Torque

The e2o has 53 Nm of torque

NVH Levels

The NVH is near zero

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Mileage

Electric Mileage 120 kmpl

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.

What we like

Incredibly cheaper to run and great for environment

What we don't like

None

Electric Variants
T2 120 kmpl

Mileage Details

City Fuel Economy

e2o has a 100 km range


Safety

 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


Comfort

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


Loan

Available EMI options
(For 60 months with interest rate of 10.5% and down payment of ₹ 71,664)
₹ 13,863 per month

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Mahindra e2o In News

Mahindra-Reva e2o four door spied

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Mahindra e2o price slashed by Rs 1.7 lakh

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Mahindra e2o Mahindra Reva, the electric car division of the Mahindra group of industries has announced that it has knocked off Rs. 1.7 lakh off the sticker price of the e2o electric hatchback that is currently available in two variants, the TO variant  was priced at Rs. 7.69 lakh while the T2 variant was priced at Rs. 8.06 lakh (ex-showroom Del...Read Full News

No Incentives to go green

By Posted on 26 Mar 13, 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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8 of 9 users found this review helpful.

Reva practicality

By Posted on 01 Apr 13, 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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6 of 8 users found this review helpful.

Very good

By Posted on 31 Mar 13, 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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2 of 4 users found this review helpful.

Best electric car

By Akash Kalluraya Posted on 12 May 14, 05:24 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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48 of 56 users found this review helpful.

Wonderfull e2o

By Muralidhara Posted on 26 Sep 13, 08:49 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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54 of 64 users found this review helpful.

Green revolution in car. .enjoy feedom from fuel

By Dashrath Jadvani Posted on 20 Sep 13, 03:13 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,

Cons CongestedUncomfortable,

green revolution in car. .enjoy feedom from fuel For daily use this one I see. Exelant.

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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.

THINK GREEN

By Deb Posted on 08 Feb 14, 11:46 AM

Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,A GOOD STEP TOWARDS SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT EFFORT

Cons Average Looks,Average Interiors,NEED SOME PRO PEOPLE INCENTIVE AND SUBSIDY FOR ADOPTING THIS TECHNOLOGY

Thanks to mahindra for adopting this technology a long way to go of course it will be turning point in indian auto industry and abroad with some more support from govt both in India and abroad to make it more affordable.BEST OF LUCK MAHINDRA REGARDS DEBASISH

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8 of 10 users found this review helpful.

Its a very economical car

By Retu Posted on 23 Jun 15, 11:17 AM

Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,

Cons Average Looks,CongestedUncomfortable,

Its a very economical car , averge looks but gud to drive , fit in mid class budget , love to have to this car

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9 of 15 users found this review helpful.