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Mahindra has revealed a total of five new electric car concepts.

Mahindra has rolled out five new electric vehicle concepts on India’s 76th Independence Day. In addition, the company has also announced the introduction of two new EV brands – XUV with the Twin Peak logo in Copper which will denote all the electric XUV cars and the all-new electric-only brand called BE which is a short form for Born Electric. The first of these SUVs XUV.e8 or XUV 800 in production form has been given an official launch timeline of the end of 2024. The car will be first rolled out in the Indian market followed by its introduction outside. Apart from this, the company has also showcased the new BE.05, BE.07 and BE.09 electric SUVs, the production version of these will be introduced starting from October 2025.

The company says that all of its new SUVs have been built on its new Heartcore design philosophy which apart from giving them a bold and ‘electrifying presence’, retains the iconic Mahindra core SUV heritage.

Mahindra XUV electric
Mahindra’s upcoming electric SUV will launch in India in late 2024.
The newly showcased electric vehicles from Mahindra come based on the modular INGLO platform. The company has previously partnered with Volkswagen to make use of its electric vehicle expertise. And Mahindra’s INGLO platform which underpins its new SUVs uses components from VW’s MEB platform. This platform features one of the lightest skateboards and class-leading high energy-density batteries, as per Mahindra. The company also points out that its new EV platform is ready to support all future technologies including augmented reality-enabled heads-up display, 5G network capability and Over-the-Air updates, and edge-to-edge screen. “INGLO boasts a complex neural network of built-in intelligence that performs millions of reactions and decisions per second,” the company quoted in a recent press release.
“Mahindra will offer customers future-ready technology, head-turning design, world-class products and the benefits of global partnerships. By 2027, we expect that a quarter of the SUVs we sell will be electric,” said Anish Shah, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra Group.
Mahindra eXUV
All the new Mahindra electric SUVs feature a new INGLO platform which is derived from VW MEB.

As far as safety goes, the company claims that its electric SUVs will meet the ‘highest vehicle safety norms’. Mahindra further adds that its EVs will be designed for utmost battery safety standards and won’t be limited to regulatory compliance. All of its eSUVs will feature a structural cage around the passenger cabin for higher safety. Also, the frontal design of the cars’ body will be enhanced with three load paths as well as a multi-piece dash panel with reinforcement. Mahindra further points out that its eSUVs are tested at the world’s largest battery development and testing center. With 5 Radars-1 Vision ADAS architecture, its EV platform – INGLO is futureproofed up to L2+ autonomy, as per the company.

Mahindra electric vehicles will make use of a common battery pack design with lean modules and standardized cell-to-pack technology with two different cell architectures – Blade and Prismatic. These SUVs will be offered with a variety of battery pack capacities ranging from 60-80 kWh. Also, these will be supported by 175 kW fast-charge and charging up to 80% in less than 30 minutes, the company has informed.

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