Friday, June 16, 2017
By Carkhabri Team
Key-Player M&M and its 5 C’s To Offer Electronic Mobility Solutions to World
The problem of pollution is not new to the world, in-fact the way in which this problem has affected the global environment of world during last two decades is not hidden from anyone.The first reason which at first instance seems to be responsible for the origin of this problem is the pollution developing from the vehicles that are running on the roads today. Although various efforts have been made by the governments of different countries to get the rid of this problem, but those efforts have proved like showing a candle to the sun.
Going through all these problems most of the countries have encouraged the use of electronic cars which despite of cost effective also deliver improved mileage efficiency. Interestingly like other countries of the world car makers in Indian car market are also keeping watch on the changing scenario and interestingly performing quite satisfactory as the renowned car manufacturers in the International market. In this regard it would be important to mention the name of domestic car maker Mahindra & Mahindra which since 1994 has been working on development of electronic vehicles in collaboration Maini Group of Bangalore and AEV LLC of USA and launched its first electronic car in Indian car market back in 2001 christened as Mahindra Reva which in later years was renamed as Mahindra e2o Plus. At present it has three electronic vehicles under its flagship namely Mahindra e2o plus, Mahindra eVerito and Mahindra eSupro (to be launched in coming years).
Introduction to Mahindra and Mahindra: Name of Mahindra and Mahindra doesn’t require any introduction to introduce itself in the world of car industry. The group made its entrance in business world during the pre-independence year back in 1945, when it was set established as a steel manufacturing company by Mahindra duos K.C. Mahindra and J.C. Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Mohammed. After separation in 1947 Gulam Mohammed stood in Pakistan and became the first Finance Minister of the country and name of group was changed to Mahindra & Mahindra in 1948 and since then the group never looked back and kept on progressing and today it is recognized as one of the leading car manufacturing company across the world.
Electronic vehicles from M&M: From the above explanation it is clear that M&M is key player in India that is working strictly towards the manufacturing of electronic vehicles as this can also be witnessed from its vision of developing an automotive ecosystem that offers clean, connected, convenient, clever and cost-effective mobility solutions to customers throughout the world.
Recently Mahindra Electric, the subsidiary of the M&M revealed its future vision for its upcoming electric mobility solution to which it has christened as EV 2.0. The project EV 2.0 will comprise of various projects initiated under it including development of new and high powered electronic engines, new battery technology, motor controllers, systems integration etc. Among these projects the most important will be development of high powered battery that is capable for driving the vehicle up-to 400 kms after it is fully charged. It is speculated that the new battery will be developed for use in electronic vehicles manufactured under the flagship of company by the second half of 2019. This new battery is reported to be enriched with plethora of applications that have been developed after keeping the varied needs of private and commercial vehicle owners.
In Indian car market, Mahindra Electric is going to launch its first electronic three wheeler in the next couple of months. With an objective to keep its price the car maker has powered the vehicle with Lead-ion battery. It will be capable of driving 85 kms once it is fully charged and according to the sources of Mahindra it can be charged within the span of eight to ten hours. With this the company is also going to launch its first 32 seater electronic bus in 2021. Besides these projects other targets in pipeline of company include improving the efficiency of 7V battery from 140 Kms to 200 Kms.
Commenting on company’s future plan Mr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. & Chairman, Mahindra Electric, said, "The time has now arrived for EVs to become mainstream and Mahindra has the right technology and products for India. We will actively engage with the Government, both at the centre and the state, municipal bodies and other private players, for setting up a robust EV ecosystem. We are also ramping up our investments towards developing the next generation of EV technologies and products that will cater to the smart cities of tomorrow."
Moving ahead Mr. Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, he said, "At Mahindra Electric our focus goes beyond just developing electric vehicles as we strive towards investing in next generation technology solutions and globally competitive products, to drive faster adoption of electric vehicles. With EV 2.0 we have laid out a clear roadmap for electric mobility in India, at par with our global counterparts and are future ready to set out for the next phase of our EV journey".
Mr. Goenka also added that their group is willing to work with GOI towards the development of electronic vehicles within the country and expects to enjoy benefits to the manufacturers offered by the government involved in business of developing such vehicles.