Mahindra has revealed more details about its upcoming range of electric SUVs, including its intention to electrify its existing nameplates.
As reported by Autocar India, Mahindra plans to launch electric versions of the rugged, body-on-frame Thar, Scorpio and Bolero SUVs under the .e moniker.
No launch timeline has been provided for these models, which will use the brand’s new Inglo architecture.
“Over a period of time we will electrify all our ICE brands,” said Mahindra executive director and CEO (Auto and Farm sector) Rajesh Jejurikar.
The Indian giant revealed the Vision Thar.e concept at the South African event, which is based on the forthcoming Inglo modular electric platform and has a “cutting-edge high-performance AWD” electric powertrain.
Mahindra first announced the Inglo platform back in 2022 alongside five electric vehicle (EV) concepts from two new sub-brands, called XUV.e and BE.
The seven-seat XUV.e8, which is an electric counterpart to the combustion-powered XUV700, is set to launch in India in December 2024. This will be followed by the five-seat XUV.e9, which is a rakish ‘coupe SUV’ version of the former, in April 2025.
Both the XUV.e8 and XUV.e9 are confirmed to receive a Valeo-sourced rear-mounted electric motor producing 170kW of power and 380Nm of torque. No dual-motor all-wheel drive versions of these SUVs appear to be confirmed yet.
The 4.4-metre-long BE.05 electric ‘coupe SUV’ and its off-road-focused derivative will launch in India in October 2025, with the 4.6-long BE.07 SUV following it in April 2026.
Single-motor versions of the Mahindra BE.05 and BE.07 are confirmed to receive a Volkswagen-sourced rear-mounted electric motor producing 210kW and 535Nm.
All-wheel drive models will add a Volkswagen-sourced front-mounted electric motor producing 80kW and 135Nm. Mahindra hasn’t confirmed total system outputs for these model yet.
One vehicle that wasn’t mentioned at this latest event was the BE.09, which was the largest of the five previously revealed concepts. It’s unclear if this is intended to actually go into production.
The Mahindra XUV.e8, XUV.e9, BE.05, and BE.07 are set to receive lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery packs with a capacity of between 60 and 80kWh.
The maximum DC fast-charging speed is 175kW, with it claimed to charge from 0 to 80 per cent in less than 30 minutes.
All the electric SUVs will reportedly receive a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with Dolby Atmos, 3D surround sound active noise cancellation.
Other features include three 12.3-inch displays across the dashboard, a head-up display with augmented reality visuals, onboard 5G connectivity, over-the-air updates, and vehicle-to-X (V2X) capabilities.
There will also be Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Mahindra Australia marketing manager James Halliwell told CarExpert in April this year the company “will evaluate some of those models for this market” and will likely launch an electric vehicle (EV) here around 2025 or 2026.
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