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Sales halted for Mahindra's 2-door electric car e2o

Snapshot: This move was inevitably coming from the home grown automobile maker owing to the poor response in the domestic market.

Post the launch of the Mahindra e2o Plus back in October, the Indian car manufacturer has put a halt on the e2o two door variant by suspending the sales. This move was inevitably coming from the home grown automobile maker owing to the poor response in the domestic market.

The e2o, which was first launched in 2013 as a replacement for the Reva electric car, was Mahindra’s first all-electric car in India post the acquisition of Reva Electric Car Company in 2011. It was built in a triple phase induction motor technology and produced a power of 26ps and 53Nm of peak torque. Owing to the lightweight nature of the car, this engine were enough to push the hatchback to reach a maximum speed of 81 kilometres per hour and run 120-km on a single single charge. Since it was a zero-emission full electric car, the Government of India offered a subsidy of over 2 lakh on the on road price.

The Mahindra e2o Plus, the four door version, launched last month, is available in four different variants, P2, P4, P6 and P8. The P8 version is the flagship in all electric car segment of Mahindra in India and the three phase induction motor produces a maximum power of 40PS and 91Nm peak torque. This vehicle is fitted with a bigger battery pack which runs for 140-km on single charge. Apart from this, the other engine versions produces a maximum power of 26PS and churns out a peak torque of 70Nm.

The Mahindra e2o Plus is available at an exclusive showroom price tag ranging between INR 5.46 lakhs and INR 8.46 lakhs in Delhi. However, the company will continue to export the two door variant to Europe. Hence, if any Indian buyer desires to buy the suspended variant, he has to go for the made-to-order way to get one.

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