Mahindra to focus on developing next-gen EV technology

  • Published On: 29 May 2017
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The company will work on creating charging infrastructure, new high-end powertrains, and battery tech among other things.

Mahindra Electric has announced that it will ramp up its manufacturing and charging infrastructure under its ‘EV 2.0’ initiative. The company is also working on new high-end electric powertrains, motor controllers, system integration and battery technology.

Niti Aayog, the government’s think tank, recently revealed the country’s plan to shift to electric mobility by the year 2032. The plan envisions electric mobility taking centre stage - the government of India plans to pursue rapid adoption of EVs in both private and public spheres.

Mahindra Electric is well placed to capitalise on the EV programme - the company is currently the sole electric carmaker in the country. It has three electric vehicles in its portfolio – the e20 Plus hatchback, eVerito sedan and eSupro commercial van.

With EV 2.0, the company is set to invest in next-generation EV tech for longer range, higher speeds and connected car tech.

Speaking on the Mahindra Group’s EV roadmap, Dr Pawan Goenka, managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra, and chairman, Mahindra Electric, said: “The time has now arrived for EVs to become mainstream and Mahindra has the right technology and products for India. We will actively engage with the government both at the centre and the state, municipal bodies and other private players for setting up robust EV ecosystem. We are also ramping up our investments towards developing next-generation EV technologies and products that will cater to the smart cities of tomorrow.”

Speaking at the announcement, Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, said, “With EV 2.0, we have laid out a clear roadmap for electric mobility in India, at par with our global counterparts and are future-ready to set out the next phase of our EV journey."

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