Mahindra had showcased the Verito Electric at the 2012 Auto Expo. The company announced in April 2013 that the Verito Electric would go on sale within a year’s time. The vehicle was all set for a launch in this fiscal year and now for the very first time, the car has been spotted on test. Yes, Mahindra is likely to launch the Verito Electric at the upcoming 2014 Auto Expo. The test car features white tape to hide the badges but Automatic and Electric stickers can be seen on the boot. Since this is an all electric vehicle, there is no exhaust on the car.
The Mahindra Verito Electric will get a ‘Powered By Reva’ badge on the right front fender. The car is powered by a 29 kW (39 BHP) AC motor which gives it 100 kms of range. A full charge takes 6 hours while a quick charge gets done in just 1.5 hours. The top speed of the electric Verito is 86 km/hr and there is no noise or emissions from this eco-friendly powertrain. The electric motor in the Verito Electric is more powerful than the one found on the e2o as the former is a heavier car. The e2o uses a 19 kW motor which gives it a 100 kms range, just like the Verito electric.
While cars like the e2o and Verito electric and very cheap to run, they aren’t very practical as the purchase price is quite high due to the lack of subsidies being offered by the Indian government. Further, there aren’t easily available charing points and the small range subjects the vehicle to city usage only. Mahindra has given the e2o quite a few innovative features which are bound to be offered on the Verito electric. The 4-door electric sedan will be priced at a premium over the diesel engined model.
The car was spotted in Bangalore on the electronics city flyover by MotorBeam reader Manuel Jose from TechDriveIn.com. The Verito Electric has been developed by Mahindra owned Reva which is based out of Bangalore.