Mahindra Verito Electric at Auto Expo Delhi 2012
Mahindra Verito Electric showcased at the AutoExpo 2012 Delhi, India.
The Verito will soon be transformed into a compact sedan to become an entry level car taking on the likes of the upcoming Maruti Dzire compact sedan and the Tata Manza compact sedan. But before all that, Mahindra also displayed an all electric concept of the Verito at the ongoing 2012 Indian Auto Expo. The all electric Verito uses technology that Mahindra has gained access to when it took over Reva Electric, India’s foremost electric car manufacturer.
The Verito Electric uses a 40 bhp electric motor that will deliver a range of 100 kilometers on a full charge of its lithium ion battery stack. The lithium ion battery stack has a charge time of 6 hours while a quick charge option that juices the battery partially to up to 80% of its capacity can be achieved in an hour and fifteen minutes. The Verito Electric has a top speed of 86 Kph and comes with an automatic CVT transmission that obviates the need of a manual clutch.
The Verito electric, like many of the electric cars displayed at the Auto Expo might be a concept whosecommercial production might still be many years away. Yet, the important takeaway here is that the electrictechnology Mahindra has showcased in the Verito Electric could some day filter down to Mahindra’s range of vehicles in the future. Also, Mahindra has been using the synergies it gained with its spate of acquisitions in the past few years very effectively and going into the future, expect more such products from the Indian marquee which began life as a jeep and tractor maker.