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Mahindra's next Reva gets e2o moniker



The next Reva is just around the corner and to kick off proceedings in true Mahindra style, the company has revealed the name of the car.

Called the e2o (E-too-oh), the vehicle has undergone the requisite amount of testing required for validation and has certified to be road-worthy in our country. To roll out of Mahindra Reva's 30,000 units a year plant just outside Bengaluru, the e2o is likely to take on B-segment hatches as the only pure electric car in that segment.

The e2o is likely to benefit from a slew of new reforms that are to be announced by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the Government of India that will make electric and hybrid cars cheaper. Mahindra, which first acquired Reva in 2010 is keen on making a serious foray into this sector, using Reva's expertise to not only build cars like the Reva, but apply technologies to other vehicles within the Mahindra stable.

With a range of 100 km and a charging time of six hours, the e2o or NXR as the concept was first called has two-doors and four seats. It's larger and more practical than the outgoing Reva, itself based on a golf-kart chassis and know-how.

Watch this space as we will reveal more about the e2o in the coming weeks.