Indian Army Replaces Hindustan Ambassador with Mahindra eVerito

by Jatin | 19/08/2019
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The Indian army has recently received 10 Mahindra eVerito electric cars as a replacement for the aged Hindustan Ambassador. These Mahindra eVerito EVs are sourced by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).

The aged Hindustan Ambassador, which was previously widely used by the government of India, is now being replaced by the new-age cars like Maruti Ciaz and Dzire. Even the Indian army is now moving away from the old-age Ambassador to adapt new-age cars. The Army has received a batch of Mahindra eVerito EVs to replace the highly dated sedan. The eVerito is sourced from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a company which is set up by the government to encourage adoption of electric vehicles. Recently, the Indian government has decreased the rate of GST on EVs from 12% to 5%, which means there is a massive drop of Rs 80,000 in the price of eVerito.

Frontm side shot of eVerito

The eVerito is sourced from a company named Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which has been set up by the government to encourage electric vehicles. 

Along with the Mahindra eVerito, EESL has also sourced Tata Tigor EV for use in government departments. So far, the Indian army has got deliveries of 10 eVerito electric cars. Moreover, the Indian government has plans to introduce 10,000 EVs in different departments in the forthcoming years. At the moment, Mahindra is offering two electric cars in the Indian market- the first one is the Mahindra eVerito and the second car is the E2O electric hatchback. The Mahindra eVerito is the battery-powered version of the Renault Logan. The carmaker rebranded the Logan as Verito a few years back. The electric mill which propels the Mahindra eVerito puts out power and torque outputs of 42 bhp and 91 Nm, respectively. The engine comes coupled to a CVT gearbox as standard and the car is capable of providing a range of 140 km at one full charge.

Side, shot of the car

Mahindra is offering two electric cars into the Indian market the first one is the Mahindra eVerito sedan and, the second car is the E2O electric hatchback.

The sedan also gets regenerative braking system. The Mahindra eVerito is offered in three trims- E2, E4 and E6. The E2 variant carries a price tag of Rs 15.95 lakh, the E4 trim costs Rs 16.25 lakh and the top of the line E6 variant is priced at Rs 16.36 lakh. Mahindra is also planning to launch the KUV100 EV in the first half of 2020 and, we expect Mahindra to showcase it at the 2020 Auto Expo in February next year. 

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