Mahindra E-Auto Range Explored
Modified On Nov 02, 2022 05:07 PM
Planning to switch to an e-auto? The top options from the brand you can buy right now
The electrification of the automobile in India has started right at the bottom, the affordable and omnipresent auto-rickshaw segment is becoming electric with high customer preference. The volatile and sustained price hike of diesel/petrol/CNG along with increasing vehicle prices has dented the earnings from the conventional auto-rickshaw.
In this changing business dynamics, the e-autos are offering a much-needed breather with the lower price of acquisitions, ease of use, and importantly lower running cost which means higher earning potential. This has lifted the sale of e-auto which is now comfortably overtaking the conventional auto-rickshaw, in monthly sales.
So, if you’re planning to switch to an e-auto, one very familiar brand, Mahindra today offers a range of e-auto across payload and price ranges in passenger and cargo carrier segments. We take a look at them all.
This is a passenger carrier entry-level e-auto with a certified range of 85 kilometers on a single charge. An affordable option, E-Alfa Mini is suitable for daily people carrier needs on the feeder routes or smaller distance last-mile trips. The E-Alfa mini comes with a 48 Volts, 120Ah battery, and brushless DC motor of 1000 Wats with a torque of 3.2Nm. The transmission is a direct type with a maximum speed of 25 kmph.
Treo is Mahindra’s all-new, modern electric three-wheeler platform designed and developed for all kinds of new greener/lighter and sustainable transport needs. The Treo comes in multiple options and is a perfect alternative to the conventional auto, and you get to earn higher profit due to the much lower running cost. The Treo is packed with a modern lithium-ion, 48 Volts battery, with a capacity of 7.37 kWh, and 30 Nm of torque. You can charge the full battery in about 3-4 hours. With three passenger capacities and a top speed of 45, the Treo comes with a company-claimed 170 km of range and a real-life driving range of about 130 km.
The Yaari is a bigger version of the Treo with a 4-passenger carrying capacity, thus besides this, the Treo and Treo Yaari are almost identical in almost every element.
Besides the passenger carrier segment, Mahindra also offers cargo e-auto. The first among them is the E-Alfa mini cargo-an entry-level 780 kg GVW e-auto with a payload capacity of 310 kg. Here you get 80 km of range on a single charge with a top speed of 25km/h.
This cargo three-wheeler is based on the Treo e-auto platform, another strong cargo vehicle from Mahindra. The Treo Zor has emerged as a popular vehicle in its category as customers are finding it highly capable and earning superior profit.
Treo Zor comes with 125 km of range in a standard single charge of 3 hours 50 minutes, the top speed is 50 km/h. Available in three variants, the pickup 550 kg payload, flatbed 578 kg payload, and delivery Van 500 kg payloads. This e-auto gets a 48V, lithium-ion battery with 7.37 kWh capacity and produces 8 kW of power at 42Nm of torque.
This newly arrived e-auto from Mahindra, the Zor Grand is another option that you can certainly explore in the cargo carrier segment. The Zor Grand is available in three variants- pickup (500 kg payload), and two delivery vans (550 and 578 kg of payload, respectively). This e-auto gets a 12 kW battery that produces solid 50 Nm of torque with superior pickup and a real-life driving range of over 100 km on a single charge. Zor Grand is a highly capable cargo e-auto offering a solid alternative to the regular auto with the almost same performance, payload elements with an electric powertrain that means ease of driving, lower cost of running, and higher profit.
Mahindra is one top brand that offers a range of e-auto across every customer's needs, and the sales numbers of any indication- that customers are certainly preferring the brand when it comes to affordable and reliable e-rickshaws in the booming market.