The homegrown car manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra has launched its all new eSupro, an electric cargo and passenger van. The eSupro is priced at Rs 8.45lakhs for the cargo variant and Rs 8.75lakhs for the passenger variant (ex-showroom Delhi), after receiving subsidy from the concerned state and FAME India incentives, these vans will primarily cater to the business to business segment in the country and is now available at all M&M dealerships.
The eSupro is powered by a 72V lithium ion battery and it develops 25kW of power and 90Nm of torque. This is a first zero emission van in India with a range of 112kms, for both the cargo and passenger van variant. The van can achieve a top speed of 60km/h and the electric van is driven by a Direct Drive Transmission with a single speed gearbox. Charging the van is quite simple, just plug it into a 15Amp point and it takes up to 8 hours 45 minutes to be charged fully. The Mahindra van also gets benefitted from the regenerative braking which charges the eSupro’s battery every time you apply the brakes and helps the van recover the energy it dispenses.
The eSupro’s instrument panel provides important information such as the battery charge status, distance to empty status, speed, gear engaged, total running and efficiency of the battery. There’s also ‘Revive R’ emergency feature that offers 7km of extra range if the eSupro’s battery is completely dead.
The passenger van can accommodate a maximum of 8 people and the cargo van can carry a maximum load of 600kgs. The van carries a warranty of 2 years/40,000km for the vehicle and 3 years/40,00km for the battery. At present, Mahindra has a decent portfolio, when it comes to the electric vehicle with the e2o, the e-Verito and now with the eSupro.