When we talk about the company called Mahindra, then what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
Dependable cars? Integrity? Reliable automotive? Maybe there’s something more?
Now could it be that the famous company has come out with whose time has come and can no longer be avoided?
Truthfully speaking, but hey, whatever one writes in the public domain, even in today’s so-called age of “integrity,” will obviously speak the truth!
So on to the point- perhaps it may no longer be incorrect to state that when it comes to the domain of electric mobility, Mahindra, owned by Anand Mahindra and Dr. Anish Shah (MD/CEO of this company from April 2021 onwards), has done their fair bit in the sphere of Electric vehicles.
How’s that? Furthermore, is this a huge claim or something that’s a bit too underrated?
Imagine how the largest tractor manufacturing company worldwide, ranked 17th on a list of top companies, is already a well-known name where the EV segment in India is concerned?
The company is working towards many sectors such as Mahindra Aerospace, Mahindra Financial Services Limited, Tech Mahindra, Mahindra Lifespace Developers, Mahindra Ugine Steel Company, and Bristlecone Mahindra Systech ETC.
For a company that has as its founder a man who doesn’t pose but is actually a Deshbhakt, it is about time that we gave Anand Mahindra his due; a man whose company has today given India cars in multiple segments, whether one speaks of e-Verito or the not so too recent the XUV 400, the latter rivaling (if not primarily) Tata’s NEXON.
That said, let us spend a few minutes appreciating Mahindra’s EV offerings (specs, features); remember it’s a brand whose diversity is redoubtably impressive:
That’s when one speaks of Mahindra Aerospace, Mahindra Financial Services Limited, Tech Mahindra, Mahindra Lifespace Developers, Mahindra Ugine Steel Company, and Bristlecone Mahindra Systech, to quote a few!
It was well over half a decade back in the day that Mahindra launched its first electric car, which was an e- Verito.
A sedan, still running popularly on Indian roads is priced at INR 9.5 lakh for the base D2 variant. However, The D4 and D6 prices were INR 9.75 lakh and INR 10 lakh, respectively.
The company claimed a top speed of 86 KMPH. That’s not THE EV Daily’s claim, but as said, the claim of the firm.
Moreover, the total range was noted to be 100 km on one single (or as they say) full charge.
That told, the following statement of fact, as quoted by the revered Business Standard does seem to suggest that there are massive plans for the future of the country, particularly from an EV point of view. Which is why it is worthwhile to note the following:
Mahindra has lined up five new electric Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) with the first four expected to hit the market between December 2024 and 2026.
To conclude a story that given the regard Mahindra deserve should actually continue for they’ve contributed spectacularly toward upping India’s ante in EVs (as have the Tata’s), the above is hardly surprising since it’s coming from a visionary who happens to be Anand Mahindra.
A man who the youngsters of our country must read more about if they are willing to understand the meaning of inspiration.