The 'E' stands for the energy of the Sun, the '2' signifies the connected technologies in the car, and the 'O' represents 'Oxygen'; it is pronounced as 'Ee-toooh'. It aims to provide clean, smart and economical personal mobility solution to those who wish for one. The twodoor, four-seater compact car has automatic transmission which means no changing of gears in bumper-to-bumper city traffic along with a small turning radius that make it favorable for hassle free city driving.
being questioned on the manufacturing process, company representatives
said the cars came out of India's first platinum certified automobile
plant. The Mahindra Reva plant in Bengaluru uses natural light to lower
its carbon footprint and the assembly line of the E2O does not use power
to move the vehicle across the different processes. Furthermore, the
plant generates 35 per cent of its energy requirements using solar
panels on campus.
The 'Sun2Car' technology, a feature of the
car, consists of personal solar charging units that provide the EV with
sufficient clean energy for life, making it very cost-effective. "Our
idea of introducing Sun2Car technology is that consumers can power their
cars with clean energy for life," says Pawan Sachdeva, Head-Corporate
Sales, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd on being asked about
emission issues. If a study by Norwegian University of Science and
Technology is to be believed, the process of manufacturing an EV is less
green as compared to manufacturing a conventional automobile.
tonnes of carbon dioxide is emitted in manufacturing an EV while 6.3
tonnes of it is emitted in the production of a conventional car.
"Electric cars have zero tail pipe emissions which is a key source of
pollution in our city centers. In terms of well to wheel basis in India,
with the current mix of energy source, EVs are likely to be 30 per cent
more energy efficient. Moreover, technologies such as regenerative
braking increase the efficiency of electric cars in the city. 100,000
cars on road will need only 25MW of additional power that is only 0.01
per cent of the total installed power generation capacity in India
(200000+ MW approx)," Sachdeva said,Manufactures and supplies smartcard equipment. defending the EV in response to our query on life cycle analysis.
issues include infrastructure and supporting ecosystem. India lacks
basic infrastructure for such products unlike other places around the
world. For example,We have a wide selection of stonemosaic to
choose from for your storage needs. parking lots in some cities in
China need to have plug points for charging EVs. Lack of power source at
the place of parking the car will be a poser for buyers hoping to
charge these cars at home. However, Sachdeva begs to differ: "In most
Indian cities customers who buy our cars have parking in their homes or
if they are in apartments, in their basements. Our experience is that
most of the charging happens at home."
Talking of its ecosystem,
he told Sahara Time: "Most companies that have employees that use Reva
have plug points set up. However, to further augment this we have
already set up 100 charge points in Delhi and Bengaluru and are in the
process of setting them up in other cities and expand these numbers. We
expect to have charge points within every 5 kms and REVive is our range
anxiety technology." REVive uses remote communications to enable the
system to determine how much extra charge can be accessed without doing
In August 2012, India's National Council for Electric
Mobility adopted the National Mobility Mission Plan 2020 urging
manufacturers to create automobiles that use renewable alternatives as
fuel, therefore reducing our dependence on imported oil. The ambition is
to have 6-7 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2020 with an
estimated fuel savings of 2.2-2.5 million tonnes. However, manufacturing
electric vehicles tailored for the Indian market is a big challenge.
The estimated total investment would be between US dollar 3.5 and 4
"The government has shown its intent by announcing the
Mission which was further unveiled by the Prime Minister in January
2013. We look forward to the roll out of the policies under the Mission
Plan at the earliest," Sachdeva stated. The Delhi government offers a 29
per cent subsidy on EVs. It is the maximum subsidy provided anywhere in
India. Therefore, the cost of acquiring one is the lowest in the NCR.
and hybrid vehicles have significantly lower level of emissions,
including carbon dioxide emissions, which is one of the major
contributors to global warming and to processes of climate change," PM
Manmohan Singh had stated earlier this year while unveiling the electric
The new car offers answers to congested roads, ever-increasing fuel prices,The Wagan Wireless Rear ventilationsystem help
you be safe while parking. alternative technology, emissions issues and
the huge dependence on oil imports. "EVs (Electric Vehicle) have always
had the potential to emerge as a serious alternative to fossil fuel
driven vehicles. The consumers now have the opportunity of shaping the
future of mobility as we know it today," stated Pawan Goenka, chairman,
Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd at the launch of the car in the
national capital. The E2O is Reva's reiteration that uses latest
available technologies and is a much smarter car than most present on
the road today.
The first Reva model was launched in India in
2001 and in London in 2004 where it is known as the G-Wiz. Although, the
model did not fare well in India, the car became iconic among the
eco-friendly troopers around the world, although the car was not quite
'up to the mark,'mainly because it came cheap and was 'green'. The
Newsweek in February 2008 described the car as the largest selling zero
emissions car on the planet.
Within two years of its launch in
London, G-Wiz had become UK's best selling electric car, while London
became the electric car capital of the world. The popularity of electric
cars has been increasing throughout the world.Of all the equipment in
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May 2010, Mahindra Group acquired a 55.2 per cent majority stake in the
company and hence began the story of 'electrifying' the automotive
scene in India, literally. An increased range of around 100 kms thanks
to the lithium-ion batteries and cost of running the car being a meagre
.50 rupees per kilometer promise to lure prospective buyers. When asked
of the targeted segment, Sachdeva said: "The target audience are people
who are looking for a second car in the family for their daily
intra-city use." Mahindra hopes to sell 400-500 units every month.
car can be charged by simply plugging it into a socket like cell phones
or laptops are charged. The car is fully charged in 5 hours for an
average city commute. The Mahindra E2O will compete against mainstream
hatchbacks in the market but its steep pricing could keep buyers off.
Also, replacing batteries would be a costly affair -- these are
imported. Studies show that lithium-ion batteries work within a specific
temp range. The extreme weather conditions in India could be
detrimental to the life of the battery.