The company’s GenZe scooters offer a tracking device, LED headlamp, disc brakes and a lot of other interesting features
Mahindra GenZe, a brand that sells electric scooters will likely make its way to India within the next couple of years. Currently, GenZe is operational in the United States and is headquartered in California. For now, the company’s range of electric scooters include the GenZe 2.0 and GenZe 2.0S.
The term GenZe is an abbreviation for Generation Zero Emissions. With this brand, Mahindra aims to offer easy and eco-friendly mobility solutions to the customers that do not prove much hefty on the pockets.
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Digging into the details of the products, the Mahindra GenZe is powered by a 1.6kWh lithium ion battery and it was first showcased in India at the 2016 Auto Expo Motor Show in Greater Noida.
The GenZe 2.0S is an improved version of the GenZe 2.0. The electric scooter comes with an enhanced styling and has a lower handlebar position in comparison to the GenZe 2.0. With a single full charge, this scooter can hit a top speed of 48 kmph and takes 3.5 hours to charge completely. The GenZe can reach its top speed in 8 seconds.
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The battery is removable and hence, offers convenience to the rider in this regard. The Mahindra GenZe 2.0S also comes with an LED headlamp and has a generous under seat storage space. To deliver an effective stopping power, the GenZe scooters come with disc brakes in the US market. However, the company may use the conventional drum brakes for India in order to keep the costs in check.
Another interesting highlight of the Mahindra GenZe electric scooters is the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that displays battery level, speed and other information.
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Besides Mahindra, leading two-wheeler manufacturers have also started to step in electric mobility race. While Hero MotoCorp has invested in Ather Energy, TVS has started testing its electric scooter that will come based on the Jupiter. Bajaj will also come with its Urbanite brand that is meant exclusively for electric vehicles and will start operations sometime before 2020.