The first ever electric car expedition “Mahindra Reva Goodness Drive Expedition” will see three e20s travel from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to create awareness on electric mobility
The three fully-equipped Mahindra Reva e20s will be driven along the lengths of the country as more than 5,000km will be covered during the first ever electric car expedition.
The excursion will be hosted over a period of the month and during which the three fully-equipped, zero emission, all-electric vehicles from Mahindra, the Reva e20s will journey through various parts of the country. Some of the popular cities included in the 52 destinations are Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
Mahindra calls the eco-friendly Reva e20 hatchback as “Driven by Goodness” and thus came the name for the all-electric expedition “Goodness Drive”. During the course of this travel, the future of all-electric mobility and the distinct advantages it possess over the gas guzzlers will be made aware to the public.
The drive was flagged off from Srinagar by Arvind Mathew, CEO, Mahindra Reva in the presence of former Sri Lankan cricket team captain and 1996 World Cup winner Aravinda De Silva. The CEO said Mahindra will be endeavouring to bring more all-electric vehicles to customers and work towards a better future with zero emissions.
The two-door small hatchback can seat four adults and has 48V maintenance free lithium-ion battery. With electric power steering and fully-automatic transmission, the 19kW power produced at 3,750rpm and 53.9Nm torque developed at 0-3,400rpm are transferred to the wheels. The automatic version can run upto 120km range whilst taking five hours to get fully charged and an hour for 20km range from a standard 220V 15 A socket.
It measures about 3280 mm in length, 1514 mm in width and 1560 mm in height with a wheelbase of 1958 mm. The manual version gets power from a 14.8kW motor that is good for 53.9Nm of torque and can reach a top speed of 75kmph with 80km range in one full charge.