Currently, the Mahindra eKUV100 is the cheapest electric car in India.
Mahindra has launched the electric version of the KUV100, called eKUV100 at Rs. 8.25 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi, including the FAME II scheme benefits). This pricing makes the eKUV100 the most affordable all-electric car in India.
The Mahindra eKUV100 uses a 40 kWh (54.4 PS) electric motor which sends power to the front wheels. The liquid-cooled battery provides the EV with a claimed 150 kms range on a single charge, and it can be charged in just 5 hours. On top of that, it can be charged in just 5 hours 45 minutes on a regular charger, or in just 55 minutes on a fast charger.
Styling-wise, the eKUV100 gets subtle changes. Enclosed grille to aid aerodynamics, quirky blue elements on the C-pillar and a large strip with positive and negative symbols on the hatch are some highlights. On the inside, the eKUV100 features a touch-screen infotainment and standard captain seats as opposed to a full bench layout seen in the standard KUV100. The car also features a console-mounted gear lever.
There won’t be any direct rivals to the Mahindra eKUV100 at the moment owing to the car’s relatively low price point. Tata Motors launched the Nexon EV recently but it is substantially more expensive. Mahindra aims to make the most of this void in the lower-end of the electric car segment with the eKUV100.