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Mahindra To Launch Three More EVs In India By 2020

Mahindra & Mahindra, the only carmaker that sells electric vehicles in India, announced that it will add three new EVs to its range until the end of the decade.

"We will have three new products (in the EV segment), which will be high performance ones," Mahindra Electric Mobility CEO Mahesh Babu told the Times of India.

The three new EVs, which are expected to be SUVs, will offer a driving range of 350km (217 miles), 300km (186 miles) and 250km (155 miles) respectively, and the quickest of the bunch will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (62miles) in 8 seconds.

The news come after the Indian government’s announcement that the country will sell only electric vehicles by 2030. "India surprisingly took a very bold step declaring what would happen by 2030... that changed the scenario in the last six months," Babu said, pointing out that the main challenge is creating a proper charging infrastructure.

Moreover, the Indian carmaker says that, by 2020, batteries will be significantly cheaper than today, enabling them to offer their electric vehicles in more affordable prices, which is very important in a market as price-sensitive as India.

Mahindra is currently selling four electric vehicles in India, including the e2o small city car, the eVerito compact sedan, the eSupro Van and the eAlfa rickshaw.




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