Mahindra to roll out electric version of Maxximo LCV by October 2010

     Mahindra plans to roll out electric version of the Maxximo LCV by October this year. The electric Maxximo will compete with soon to be launched electric Ace LCV from Tata Motors. Maxximo which is powered by a 2 cylinder diesel and has a payload capacity of 850kg, but the electric one will have slightly lower payload at around 600kg.

     Maxximo LCV was recently launched at the Auto Expo 2010 at New Delhi. It is world first mini truck to be powered by a 2 cylinder CRDe engine with DOHC technology and 4 valves per cylinder. Maxximo combines best in class technology, unmatched performance, superior style and comfort. It is the first product to be rolled out from Mahindra’s state-of-the-art Chakan plant.

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“Electric Maxximo will be as practical as any other commercial vehicle of its size. It has the capacity of going up to 90 kilometers per full charge of 8 hours,” said Pawan Goenka, president of the automotive division of Mahindra told ET Now, adding, “The savings will be high on this vehicle, but it will depend on the price per unit of electricity in different states,” said Goenka.

"The efficient movement of road freight plays an important role in the economic progress of a nation. Under the hub-and-spoke distribution model, the role of small goods carriers is also becoming important to ensure last-mile or end-point distribution of goods. The Maxximo has been developed with our winning mantra of customer centricity combined with modern, efficient technology to create the next generation mini-truck" said Anand Mahindra, vice-chairman & managing director, Mahindra Group.

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