Indian automaker and currently the only electric car manufacturer in India Mahindra & Mahindra has confirmed that the company will launch an electric version of its Mahindra KUV100 in 2018. The company already has Mahindra E20 plus and Mahindra e-Verito electric cars in its portfolio and Mahindra KUV100 will be the next in this line up.
Mahindra KUV100 electric variant is likely to get a new drivetrain which the company is developing for all of its future products. Company has not shared any investment plans on this massive shift but will be ready with its electric car portfolio to make the most of it. Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Directior of Mahindra said.
Mahindra & Mahindra along with Tata Motors recently bagged a tender from state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited which was to procure 10,000 units of electric cars. Tata Motors got the major chunk of the order and will supply over 70% of the total units. These electric vehicles procured from Mahindra and Tata will replace the existing petrol and diesel cars currently being used by the central government and its agencies over a 3-4 year period. Government's move to electrify its car fleet shows how serious it is about electrification and slowly but steadily would also focus on developing infrastructure.