Mrunal Manmay Dash

Mahindra & Mahindra took the wraps off its first electric vehicle, XUV400 on the eve of World EV Day.

Part of the Mahindra EV iconic brand XUV recently announced in the UK, the XUV400 is the first EV from Mahindra to feature the twin peaks logo with satin copper finish.

The XUV400 is a generously sized electric SUV that boasts cutting-edge technology, powerful features and thrilling performance. Operating in the C-segment SUV category, the XUV400 is 4200 mm long and boasts a wheelbase of 2600 mm. It also offers best-in-class boot space of 378 litres/418 litres (up to roof). At 1821 mm, it is also the widest e-SUV in the category – offering plenty of shoulder space for occupants.

As far as the performance of the XUV400 is concerned, it attains the 100 kmph mark from standstill in 8.3 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 150 kmph.

A full charge delivers a range of 456 kilometres as per Indian driving cycle standards (MIDC). This comes via a 39.4kWh battery pack that uses Li-ion cells. It takes 50 minutes to complete 80% charging with the 50kW DC fast charger. When charged via a 7.2 kW/32A outlet, it takes 6 hours 30 minutes for 0-100% charge and the same is achieved in 13 hours while using a standard 3.3 kW/16A domestic socket.

On the reveal of Mahindra’s first electric SUV, Veejay Nakra, President, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said, “The Mahindra Group is committed to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2040 and our EV game plan is at the core of this mission. The market too is extremely receptive for a clean, enjoyable and capable vehicle, and we foresee stupendous growth in the category."

"The XUV400’s class-leading acceleration delivers an adrenaline rush, while its exceptional range offers anxiety-free drives. On the eve of the World EV Day 2022, we are proud to present to India’s young trendsetters the fun and fast XUV400,” Nakra added.