Thursday, August 28, 2014


Indian automaker Mahindra, mostly known for its SUVs and pickup trucks, has rolled out a sleek electric sports car concept at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo this week. The new concept is called the Halo, and it’s destined to be one of the hottest products from Mahindra’s electric car division, Mahindra Reva.

Helping with the design of the Halo concept were leading design firms Pininfarina and Bertone, and evidence of their talents can clearly be seen in the styling. The interior layout in particular is similar to what you find in many high-end Italian sports cars.

Italy’s sports car manufacturers needn’t worry just yet, however. The Halo concept’s electric motor develops just 104 kilowatts (140 horsepower), which is enough to accelerate the small two-seater from 0-62 mph in about 9.0 seconds and see it reach a top speed of 100 mph. As for the driving range, Mahindra says the largest battery pack designed for the car offers a range of about 125 miles,The officials have specified that the car can be fully recharged in one hour, while a recharge of 15 minutes will give a range of 25 km.
Mr. Pawan Goenka who is Executive Director and President (Automotive and Farm Equipment sectors) at Mahindra & Mahindra shared the company's plans saying that they are working on a bigger powertrain and a final design. In three years, the car will be production ready and become commercially available. It is a long way to go till we see the car zooming past us on roads. Taking a guess at the price, some major automobile blogs report that the Mahindra Halo will definitely not be priced cheap. The estimated price is at around Rs. 30-35 lakh ($4,800-5,600USD) at the time of sale sometime in 2015-16

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