Auto Expo 2014: Mahindra Halo electric sportscar revealed

Updated versions of the Mahindra Verito EV and Mahindra e2o also shown.

1
photo
Auto Expo 2014: Mahindra Halo electric sportscar revealed

The Mahindra Halo can do a claimed 0-100 dash in under eight seconds.

Mahindra & Mahindra is really pushing its alternative propulsion technology at the Auto Expo 2014. First was the hybrid version of the XUV500 and the company’s electric Formula E racing car, which were showcased yesterday, and now, the company has unveiled a slew of EVs from its electric division Mahindra Reva. 
 
The most exciting of these by far is the Mahindra Halo, an all-electric sportscar concept, and the first thing you’ll notice is that it looks great. It’s compact and well proportioned, the LED detailing is well executed, and the ‘double bubble’ roof just screams sportscar. And apparently, it’s no slouch either; the company claims it can dash from 0-100kph in under eight seconds. The brochure also hints at a 160kph top speed, and a 200km range, but there’s been no official confirmation on that. Keeping with its techie theme, the interior gets a large tablet on the centre console that displays various car functions in real-time and doubles up as a multimedia player too.
 
The other two electric cars on display was an all-electric version of the Mahindra Verito, which has a claimed range of 80km and a top speed of 85kph, as well as an updated version of the Mahindra e2o electric city car. This new e2o gets a new ‘Quick Charge’ port for even faster charging, and this also lets customers use the car’s battery to power their home in the event of a power cut – a common problem in several parts of India. 
 
Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.
We’ve driven Honda’s new Jazz, Fiat’s new 500 Abarth, Maruti’s new Alto K10 and a whole load of other new cars in this month’s issue of Autocar India.
What's in this issue?

comments powered by Disqus

Auto Expo 2014: Mahindra Halo electric sportscar revealed

notSet

The Mahindra Halo can do a claimed 0-100 dash in under eight seconds.
Most Read
Latest News
New Ford Endeavour to be unveiled in November
Next-gen Ford Endeavour will be localized heavily to keep costs in check.
8 minutes ago   2 pictures
Refreshed Safari Storme coming mid-2015
To get heavily revised interiors; more power and minor styling tweaks. Third...
57 minutes ago   1 picture
Next-gen Land Rover Defender to launch in 2016
A new Defender concept is likely to debut at either the Geneva show, New...
2 hours ago   1 picture
BMW rolls out 40,000th locally-produced car
The 40,000th car that rolled out of the Chennai plant was a 5 Series sedan.
16 hours ago   2 pictures
Next-gen Jeep Wrangler will get new body and engines
The next-gen Jeep Wrangler could be powered by single or twin-turbo...
17 hours ago   1 picture

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 183 | AUTOCAR INDIA – NOVEMBER 2014

We’ve driven Honda’s new Jazz, Fiat’s new 500 Abarth, Maruti’s new Alto K10 and a whole load of other new cars in this month’s issue of Autocar India.
Autocar Magazine
Latest Poll
Which one of these luxury small SUVs would you buy?



or View results
Audi Q3
  40%
 
Mercedes-Benz GLA
  47%
 
BMW X1
  13%
TOTAL VOTES: 1333

Vote now
View previous Polls »