The Mahindra eXUV300 will offer a range of over 370 km to a charge according to Mr Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric. He stated the information in an interview with The Quint at the Auto Expo 2020 when asked about the competition (read Tata Motors Nexon EV) that has come out with long-range electric vehicles and what Mahindra’s plan for the 300 plus km range vehicles is.
Mahindra had a mixed line-up of electric vehicles displayed at the Auto Expo 2020 that included Mahindra eKUV100 and Mahindra eXUV300. While the eKUV100 is being targeted at the fleet segment and shared mobility segment with a rock-bottom price of INR 8.25 lakh (ex-showroom), the eXUV300 will be offered for the private segment and come with the requisite performance to bust all myths about electric vehicle being slow, boring and impractical.
If you look at our technology, the MESMA 350 that has been displayed, it is capable of giving up to 500 km of range. We have also shown the electric XUV300, which has the capacity to run above 370 km and will be soon launched in the personal segment.Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric
When you consider the 370+ km range of the eXUV300, it is superior to its direct competitor, Tata Nexon EV, that offers an ARAI certified range of 312 km in a single charge. The eXUV300’s stated range has to be taken with a pinch of salt as it is not an ARAI certified number yet, but going by how Mahindra has managed to pull off surprises regularly on vehicle specs and features, we are expecting the eXUV300 to not only go one up on the range of the Nexon EV, but also on the price.
The eXUV300 is built on the MESMA 350 (Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture 350). The MESMA 350 is a 350-volt powertrain that has been developed completely in-house by Mahindra Electric in India and supports a wide range of electric motors from 60 kW to 280 kW output, dual-motor setups and batteries up to 80 kWh capacities.
Mahindra eXUV300 – Launch Date
The XUV300 electric vehicle was shown in a near-production form at the Auto Expo and is confirmed to launch in the market in the second half of 2021 in two variants – standard and long range. It presented the future design language of the Mahindra Electric car lineup, nuggets like the rhomboidal LED headlights, LED modules for the foglights, vertically arranged foglight enclosures, deeply-cut bumpers with mesh work and the blue-tint alloy wheels are believed to be some of the production vehicle elements. The interior is similar to the petrol-powered XUV300, but comes installed with a larger touchscreen infotainment system and blue hues to the seat fabric.