Mahindra e-Supro launched, becomes India’s first electric MPV that comes with an 8-seater layout.
Mahindra e-Supro launched, priced from Rs. 8.45 lakhs for the cargo van and Rs. 8.75 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the passenger variant. The Indian automaker is on a spree of introducing their electric vehicles of late. Their first entry to the electric vehicle segment was done by the Mahindra e2o, followed by the e-Verito in June 2016 and now the e-Supro. They will also be launching the 4-door e2o very soon.
The Mahindra e-Supro is based on its diesel counterpart with minimal changes on the styling front. It comes with a few chrome embellishments and EV badges to differentiate between the regular model. The utilitarian electric MPV comes with a boxy design having the typical Mahindra grille up front and familiar tail section with Magic inspired tail lights.
On the inside, the Mahindra e-Supro comes with a simple and basic dashboard having a 2-spoke steering wheel. The instrument cluster has been updated to display electric powertrain related information like battery status. It is available in 8-seater layout. There is not gear-lever in the centre console that has been replaced with a rotary knob for electric motor controls.
Powering the Mahindra e-Supro is a 3-ph, AC induction motor that produces 25 kW at 3000 RPM and 90 Nm of torque at 1500 RPM. This is a similar powertrain as seen on the e2o but tuned to produce more power. It has a top speed of 60 km/hr and a driving range of 115 km for the cargo van and 112 km for the passenger van. It comes with a boost mode and regenerative braking system.
Mahindra claims 8 hrs 30 mins charging time for the batteries. There is a Revive mode for emergency situations when you run out of battery that offers 7 km extra range. There is a single-speed transmission that also comes with the e2o. The Supro is equipped with front disc and rear drum brakes. The electric Supro was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.
– Mahindra has launched the electric Supro, priced from Rs. 8.45 lakhs
– There are minimal styling changes compared to the regular version
– 3-ph, AC induction motor produces 25 kW at 3000 RPM and 90 Nm of torque at 1500 RPM
– 60 km/hr top speed with 115 km range and charging time of 8 hours 30 minutes