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Mahindra e2o

Rs 5.72 - Rs 7.17 Lakh
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The Reva was launched way back in 2001 and though it has not been a huge success, those who have it swear by its qualities. However there were some issues that limited the appeal of the Reva namely the space and performance and also to some extent its price. The new Mahindra E20 promises to attend to those shortcomings. For starters the E20 has better space than the Reva and will have space for four. On the features list there is an air conditioner, power steering and music system and a power outlet. Yet another massive improvement is the looks. Styled by Dilip Chabbria, the NXR looks futuristic and definitely looks a lot better than the Reva.

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    Retu Jun 22, 2017

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

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    Akash Jun 22, 2017

    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 Read More

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    Deb Jun 22, 2017

    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 Read More

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Colors of Mahindra e2o

  • Arctic Silver

  • Coral Blue

  • Eco Green

  • Oceanic White

  • Spanish Red

  • Sunfire Yellow

Review of Mahindra e2o

Overview

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.

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Interior

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.

 

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

  • What we like

     The interior has more space and features than the earlier Reva

  • What we dislike

     Still lacks space, quality, bland design

Exterior

 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.

Exteriors

  • 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

  • What we like

     Looks much better than the earlier Reva 

  • What we dislike

     Design might not be to all tastes, boxy, flimsy build, large panel gaps

Mileage Running Cost

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.

Mileage Running Cost

  • City Fuel Economy

    e2o has a 100 km range

  • What we like

    Incredibly cheaper to run and great for environment

Comfort Suspension

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

 

Comfort and Suspension

  • 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

  • What we like

     The ride is improved than the earlier Reva

  • What we dislike

     Still is fidgety and wriggles around

Engine Performance

 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.

Engine Performance

  • 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

  • What we like

     It is more powerful and has a better top speed than the earlier Reva.

  • What we dislike

     Still not as powerful or as fast as other cars priced in the same range

Braking 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.

Brakes and Wheels

  • 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

  • What we like

    Has safety features like smart phone lock

  • What we dislike

     Not as good as other small cars at this price point

News of Mahindra e2o

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