Mahindra has confirmed that an electric version of its entry-level offering, the KUV100, will go on sale by the end of 2019. The all-electric hatchback made its public debut at the 2018 Auto Expo and is called the eKUV100. The electric version of the KUV100 looks very similar to the regular car except for a few design changes. It gets an update in the headlight design with projectors and also the EV badging at the side and the rear, the cabin too retains the overall layout and features list. The Mahindra eKUV100 will come equipped with the latest connectivity options along with smartphone app-enabled AC operation as well as location tracking, to assist in case of an emergency.
The eKUV100 showcased at the Auto Expo shared its powertrain with the eVerito. Power will come from a 3-phase AC induction 31 kW electric motor coupled to a lithium-ion battery. This setup will have a range of about 140 kms while with fast charging, users can charge the battery to 80 percent in less than an hour. The eKUV100 will launch near to the festive season this year and will have a price tag of around Rs. 7-9 lakhs. It will compete with the upcoming Maruti Wagon R EV when launched.