auto news desk, Mahindra’s interest in electric cars is not hidden from anyone. Recently the company had announced an investment of Rs 10,000 crore. It will be used to make the new BE series and XUV-based electric cars. The Indian auto company introduced five electric cars in the UK last year. Three of these were “Born Electric” and two were electric versions of the XUV. The company will first introduce the XUV e.8 or say the XUV800, which is the electric version of the XUV700. The same car was recently spied testing. The electric version of the Mahindra XUV700 was spotted with a Satin Copper hue. The car company uses this color for XUV based electric cars. Earlier, a similar color was used as an accent color in the XUV.e8 prototype. It was introduced in the UK last year.
triple screen instead of dual screen
There are some changes in the petrol-diesel version and the electric version of the XUV700. These changes will be similar to what we see between the XUV300 and the XUV400. Inside, instead of the dual-screen setup on the current XUV700, a triple-screen setup can be seen on the upcoming electric SUV. The triple-screen configuration was first showcased on the XUV.e8 prototype. One of these displays will be the driver’s instrumentation, while another will be for the infotainment system and the third for the front passenger.
The electric SUV will be built on the INGLO platform
Mahindra’s electric car will be developed on the INGLO platform. This is a new electric platform. Mahindra said that the next electric SUV will use batteries ranging from 60kWh and up to 80kWh. Mahindra has partnered with European automaker Volkswagen for the INGLO platform. With this partnership, Mahindra will produce 1 million vehicles on this platform.
Will compete with Tata
The demand for electric cars is increasing in India. Currently, Tata Motors is the number one company in the electric car segment with a market share of 75%. However, Mahindra started taking on Tata with the launch of the XUV400 EV. The XUV.e8 or XUV800 could be launched next year at an ex-showroom price of around Rs 35 lakh.