Mahindra Drives in its New Electric CitySmart Car, the ‘e2oPlus’ in Nepal

• e2oPlus marks Mahindra’s entry into the mass-market electric hatchback segment
• Range of up to 140 kms in the top end variant on a single charge
• Launched in the new showroom in Kathmandu at Naxal, and to be available across the network in association with Agni Incorporated Pvt. Ltd

Kathmandu, September 19, 2017 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group, and a pioneer in the development and production of electric vehicles in India, today announced the national launch of its new electric CitySmart car, the ‘e2oPlus’ in Nepal. With zero emissions, the ‘e2oPlus’ is set to usher in a whole new concept in urban mobility. The smart city car was launched in the all new showroom of modern facility in Naxal, Kathmandu

On a full charge, the Mahindra e2oPlus can travel for up to 140 kms and achieve a top speed of 85 kmph. Powered by the latest electric drivetrain technology from Mahindra Electric, the e2oPlus can effortlessly cruise through city traffic and it embodies Mahindra’s vision of the Future of Mobility. The tall-boy design and spacious interiors make for a compact city car that can comfortably seat four adults.

Speaking at the launch of the e2oPlus, Arvind Mathew, Chief of International Operations, M&M Ltd. said, “As the pioneers in integrated and electric mobility solutions in India, it has always been our endeavor to make electric vehicles more accessible across segments and markets beyond India. The launch of the e2oPlus in Nepal is a defining moment in the electric mobility journey of Mahindra as it marks our foray into the mass market electric city car segment. The e2oPlus perfectly represents our ‘Rise’ philosophy in action, as our development team delivered a city car that is poised to nurture a sustainable ecosystem and redefine the Future of Mobility”.

Sanjay Jadhav, Vice President International Operations (South Asia), M&M Ltd said, “Electric Vehicles are the future of Mobility in Nepal. With favourable government policies for electric vehicles, it is now more affordable to customers. With the e2oPlus we will further strengthen our commitment to sustainable mobility by offering an environment friendly electric vehicle with minimal running costs. There has never been a better time to embrace electric vehicles as they not only serve the purpose of a smart city car, but also fulfil the need to contribute positively toward a cleaner environment. In our constant endeavour to be closer to our customers in Nepal we now have our on-ground team with a local office in Kathmandu.”

Speaking on the occasion, Cabinet Shrestha, MD, Agni Group, said, “We are celebrating 25 years of our inception in Nepal along with our partner Mahindra. Over the years, we have strengthened our offering from the House of Mahindra. Being a pioneer in offering electric vehicles to the customers of Nepal, especially at a time when there is a shortage of fuel and increasing concern over pollution, the e2oPlus is another milestone of this new age of automotive technology for smart living. I am confident that with its technologically advanced features, home charging facility, easy maneuverability and affordable ownership costs, it will soon be accepted as a mainstream car by city customers. It is also a pride moment to add another feather in our network expansion plan, with our all new exclusive Mahindra showroom at Naxal, Kathmandu.”

At the core of the e2oPlus is a collection of connected features that have been developed to make the car both easier and more enjoyable to drive and maintain. Whether it is planning a route, checking the health of the car, or remotely cooling the car, the e2oPlus seamlessly integrates technologies to offer functionality and is aptly designed for easy urban commuting.

The host of innovative features include remote diagnostics through telematics, connectivity through the smart phone app, a new and advanced infotainment system, regenerative braking, Hill Hold control for easy driving in hilly terrains, REVive® for reserve charge and automated messages amongst others. Charging the e2oPlus is as simple as charging a mobile phone. Customers can choose between 4 trim levels (P2, P4, P6, and P8) and 4 exciting colors namely Coral Blue, Sparkling Wine, Arctic Silver, and Solid White.

About Mahindra Electric

Mahindra Electric, a part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group is a global pioneer in the development and production electric vehicles. Mahindra Electric is India’s only EV manufacturer with indigenously developed EV technologies that have won global accolades. The Mahindra Group has one of the most diversified portfolio of electric vehicles with the e2oPlus hatch, the eVerito sedan, the eSupro mini van and panel vans and its electric rickshaw, e-Alfa Mini.

Pushing the limits of technology and innovation, Mahindra has acknowledged the need to redefine mobility at every step. This lead to a vision with a desire to transform; a vision which provides an imagination which is more sustainable and more dependable. Venturing into the paradigm of alternative technology has helped Mahindra enable a clean, green and a smarter tomorrow.

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group is a USD 19 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 200,000 people across 100 countries.

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Media contact information:
Mohan Nair
Vice President (Communications)
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
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Office Email Address – nair.mohan@mahindra.com

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