Mahindra e-Alpha SuperThe battery on Mahindra e-Alpha Super offers 18 months of warranty while the vehicle gets 12 month warrantyLike in 2W and 4W segments, EVs also have greater acceptance in the 3W realm. This effect is on-point, considering multiple new startups are springing up to meet the demand. Mainstream 3W manufacturers have a hand in this growth too. Mahindra is one of the highest selling electric 3W manufacturers in India.Just last month, Mahindra sold 6,481 3W vehicles including electric ones. Such is the popularity that Bill Gates drove a Mahindra Treo electric rickshaw recently when he visited India. In FY2023, Mahindra sold 18,608 electric 3W and e-Alpha played a major role in this sales success. Mahindra is launching e-Alpha Super with an extended range of Rs. 1.61 lakh (ex-sh).Front viewMahindra e-Alpha Gets ‘Super’M&M’s Last Mile Mobility (LMM) is the company’s three and four wheeler passenger and cargo vehicle division aiming at last mile mobility and last mile delivery models. This consists of electric-only Treo range and Zor Grand range, Jeeto 4-wheeler range and Alfa range which consists of both ICE and EV vehicles.As of now, there are more than 50,000 e-Alphas on the road and Mahindra is extending functionality for new e-Alpha buyers with an option of e-Alpha Super. The Super model gets an extended 95+ km of range from a single charge. Which is 20% more than regular e-Alpha.soft top modelMahindra promises their new self-employed customers higher range, best-in-class safety and comfort features. Higher range enables higher operating time, which could directly translate into higher earnings and profits. Higher range also ensures less frequent charging as well, increasing longevity of its electric powertrain.e-Alpha Super comes with a superior 18A charger and an impressive 12 month warranty. Battery gets an 18 months warranty and the vehicle itself gets a 12 month warranty. Mahindra’s 1150 touchpoints offer an assurance of OEM after-sales service. Customers also get access to 10,000 charging stations nationwide.Range 20% higher than beforeAt Rs. 1.65 lakh (ex-sh), Mahindra e-Alpha Super makes a lot of sense with the increased range. It has a 140 Ah battery (voltage not mentioned) and the motor generates 1.64 kW (2.2 bhp) and 22 Nm of torque. Mahindra offers e-Alpha Super owners free accidental insurance worth Rs. 10 lakhs for drivers.Red colourSuman Mishra, CEO, Mahindra Last Mile Mobility said, “In a world with rising demand for clean mobility, our e-Alfa Super rickshaw offers superior range and earning potential. This allows our driver partners to increase their entrepreneurial incomes and reduce environmental impact, while being supported with the trust and reliability of the Mahindra brand.” More
Decarbonization of the transportation industry – the humble electric rickshaw, companies like Mahindra contributeBill Gates driving electric rickshaw in India
Mahindra Last Mile Mobility outlines a range of options including the popular Treo auto, versatile Treo Zor, and spacious Zor Grand. Mahindra’s efficient and sustainable last-mile electric three wheelers are efficient little vehicle’s. Perfect for navigating crowded city streets. And are reliable and an economical choice for short trips and daily errands. E3W applications are wide ranging – from deliveries and haulage to passenger transport.
Bill Gates opts for Mahindra Treo in India
Ergonomic seating and spacious interiors help manoeuvre the bumpiest roads, and feel these city roads. All the while reducing your carbon footprint and helping to build a greener future. Bill Gates says, “India’s passion for innovation never ceases to amaze. I drove an electric rickshaw, capable of traveling up to 131km (about 81 miles) and carrying up to 4 people. It’s inspiring seeing companies like Mahindra contribute to the decarbonization of the transportation industry.”
Exploring the Benefits of Electric 3-Wheelers for Last-Mile Transportation
Three-wheelers, popularly known as tuk-tuks or auto-rickshaws, have been a preferred mode of transportation in many countries, especially in South Asia. With the advent of electric 3-wheelers, their success has only increased, and they are being increasingly adopted for last-mile connectivity. One of the significant advantages attributed to electric 3-wheelers is their eco-friendliness.
As cities across the world look to reduce their carbon footprint, electric 3-wheelers offer a viable solution. These vehicles emit zero emissions, making them ideal for use in areas with high pollution levels. They are also noiseless. And a boon for elderly or disabled passengers who may have difficulty getting in and out of other modes of transportation.
Bill Gates driving electric rickshaw in India
e3W – Environmentally-Friendly Solution for Urban Mobility
But the benefits of electric 3-wheelers do not end there. These vehicles are also low maintenance, with fewer moving parts, which translates to reduced maintenance costs for operators. The batteries used in electric 3-wheelers are also long-lasting, with some models having a range of up to 130 km on a single charge, making them suitable for long-distance travel as well.
Cost of operating and maintaining these vehicles is relatively low, making them an attractive option for drivers. Additionally, electric 3-wheelers are exempt from several taxes, making them a financially viable option for operators. Electric 3-wheelers are easy to operate, making them an attractive option for drivers who may not have the necessary qualifications or experience to operate larger vehicles. They are also relatively easy to park, reducing the time and effort required to find parking in congested urban areas.
The Rise of Electric 3-Wheelers in Last-Mile Connectivity
Electric 3-wheelers are ideal for last-mile connectivity. They are compact and can navigate through narrow streets and alleys, making them perfect for use in congested urban areas. They are also faster than traditional bicycles and offer a more comfortable ride, making them an attractive option for passengers.
The success of 3-wheelers, tuk-tuks, and auto-rickshaws can be attributed to their eco-friendliness, cost-effectiveness, suitability for last-mile connectivity, and versatility. With the availability of electric 3-wheelers, their popularity has only increased. As cities continue to look for sustainable and efficient modes of transportation, electric 3-wheelers offer a viable solution. More
Mahindra Bolero Pikup is currently on sale in single-cab guise and gets a sole diesel engine optionMahindra Bolero Electric Pikup Teased?Mahindra has had a long-standing affair with electric vehicles. The Indian auto giant bought Reva electric car company and launched the first set of electric vehicles in India under Mahindra Electric Mobility LTD. But that did not work and most of it is now discontinued.Come 2022, Mahindra is re-inventing its EV portfolio. They are getting ready to launch five new electric SUV concepts on 15th Aug. Then in September, we will get to see the production spec XUV400 Electric SUV.Mahindra is doing really well in electric 3W segment. It sold 2,227 units of electric 3-wheelers in June 2022 registering a healthy 458.15% YoY sales over June 2021. Mahindra currently is the second highest-selling electric 3W company in India with an 8.28% market share. But when it comes to commercial vehicle sales, Mahindra is again in second place. It sold 15,950 units in June 2022 and has a 23.56% market share.Mahindra Bolero Pickup ElectricYou must be wondering why we are talking about Mahindra’s EVs, electric 3W and commercial vehicles in the same light. It is because Mahindra’s upcoming launch is expected to be a culmination of the three. And that is the upcoming Mahindra Bolero Electric Pikup.[embedded content][embedded content]Mahindra dropped a teaser for the upcoming Electric Bolero Pikup. It was just a short teaser with a tagline “The future of Pick-Ups” and no further info. The reason we believe this is Bolero Electric Pikup, is the blue colour which Mahindra has strategically used. This is the same blue shade that is also used by the company’s Treo electric 3-wheeler. Treo is a very popular electric 3-wheeler on sale in India. Even if we go back half a decade, even e2O and e2O Plus press material had the same blue colour.Also, logically thinking, if this isn’t an electric Pikup, it can’t be the “Future of Pick-Ups” as it is already on sale and has been for over a decade. It has to be an electric Pikup and with this Mahindra is foraying into electric Pickup segment which is currently as good as non-existent. With the launch of Bolero Electric Pikup, Mahindra is trying to stay ahead of the game with this niche product. Tata Motors has also unveiled a concept of an electric truck. We have seen Tata Ultra T.7 Electric. But this is a large truck and Mahindra is going for an electric Pickup truck which no one else has currently attempted for.What To Expect?We can expect a slight design upgrade over current Pikup and also, blue accent on the exterior. Mahindra Bolero Pikup Electric will get similar load bay options as the outgoing model and might even have the same loading capacity too. We can expect it to be based on the same chassis that ICE-powered Pikup gets.The electric powertrain can be sufficient for the rated payload and cover around 150 km of range on a single charge. We say this because electric commercial vehicles are primarily developed for goods transportation within cities. For long-distance transportation, diesel is still unmatched in terms of its versatility. More details are likely to be revealed in the coming days. More
New Mahindra Cargo Three Wheeler e AlfaMahindra e Alfa Cargo goes up against other commercial electric three-wheelers like Euler HiLoad EV and Piaggio Ape E-Xtra FXMahindra Electric Mobility Ltd, the electric vehicle manufacturing subsidiary of the Indian automaker- Mahindra Group has announced the launch of its new three-wheeler called e-Alfa Cargo. This battery-powered cargo vehicle has been pegged at a price of Rs 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom).Launch of the e-Alfa Cargo marks Mahindra’s entry into the rapidly growing e-cart segment. Mahindra claims that an owner of e-Alfa Cargo can save up to Rs 60 000.00 per year in fuel costs when compared with a diesel cargo 3-wheeler. The homegrown automaker already retails Treo Zor in the last mile segment.Mahindra Electric Three Wheeler – e Alfa Cargo DetailsMahindra says that e-Alfa Cargo aims to provide a sustainable and pollution-free solution in the cargo segment. E Alfa Cargo is powered by an electric motor with a peak power output of 1.5 kW while using the unique additional High Torque gear.It gets a dual-speed manual transmission with an integrated differential that ensures a good grade ability of 7 degrees. This powertrain returns a range of 80km on a single charge and a top speed of only 25kmph. Mahindra is offering an off-board 48 V/15 A charger which makes charging e Alfa Cargo as easy as charging a mobile phone.New Mahindra Cargo Three Wheeler e AlfaE Alfa Cargo has a very low running cost, just 59 Paise per kilometre (considering electricity charges at Rs 8/unit). This should ensure more profitability for owners.In terms of features, e Alfa comes with a fully digital instrument cluster that displays state of charge (SoC), range, speed and other useful and vital read-outs at a glance. It also gets a large and wide cargo tray with a payload of 310kg that should meet the demands of customers in this segment. E Alfa comes with a 1 year/unlimited-kilometer warranty.Mahindra ElectricMahindra boasts the largest service network for electric 3-wheelers in India with approximately 300 outlets across the country. The company will soon aim to replace all its diesel cargo vehicles with the ones running on an electric motor and battery. Apart from three-wheelers, Mahindra Electric is also responsible for developing future EVs for the company in the passenger vehicle segment.Speaking on the launch of e Alfa Cargo, Suman Mishra, CEO of Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited, said, “The last-mile delivery segment is seeing excellent adoption of electric 3-wheelers due to significant operating cost advantages versus fossil fuel-powered 3-wheelers. We are now launching the e Alfa Cargo e-cart in response to the customer requirements in this segment.” More
Image – Usha Ki KiranIn 6 months since launch, 1000 units of Mahindra Treo Zor electric three-wheeler (cargo) last mile delivery vehicles have been sold
Mahindra Treo Zor electric three-wheeler (cargo) last mile delivery vehicle have crossed its first 1,000 unit sales milestone. This was achieved in 6 months since launch. This translates into selling on avg of about 5.5 units every day. Sales has enabled the manufacturer to report market share of 59 percent in its segment.
EV adaption is a key focus area for manufacturers. While, this will in time be a common pattern in both commercial and private use, for now, commercial use is boosting India’s electric vehicle journey. In this front, small cargo vehicles are playing a key role. With a large number of e-commerce companies committed to reducing carbon footprint, the switch to electric cargo and delivery vehicles seems a natural choice.
Amazon India fleet
A big boost comes from its place in large-scale fleets. For instance, Amazon India. As recently as February 2021, 100 units of Treo Zor was delivered to the e-commerce giant for use in 7 cities.
For Mahindra, its newest Treo Zor electric three-wheeler (cargo) EV is raking in numbers through its validity as a delivery vehicle. Together, Mahindra Treo range of electric three-wheelers has surpassed the 8,000 units in sales milestone. Use of electric vehicles focuses on reduction in CO2 tailpipe emissions, and Treo For is doing just that.
Mahindra Treo Zor Electric
Payload capacity of 550 kgs
In terms of commercial fleet vehicles, key success pointers include use in multiple applications, load reliability, and cost effectiveness. Treo makes possible savings of more than Rs 60,000/year. Payload capacity is pegged at 550 kgs. In terms of performance, Treo Zor EV offers 8kW and 42 Nm of torque more than a comparable diesel three-wheeler.
Ride comfort has evolved around fatigue free experience owing to Zor’s clutchless automatic transmission. It also comes with the promise of being noiseless, and vibration free. Long wheelbase of 2216 mm and tyres of 30.48 cm add to safety through ride stability.
The lithium-ion battery in use is zero maintenance and is stated to go for 1.5 lakh km, and 3 years / 80,000 km standard warranty. There’s also the option of extending warranty by an additional 2 years / 1 lakh km.
Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric Mobility said, “Treo Zor has been a game changer for Mahindra and more importantly for our customers who have decided to lead India’s shift towards e-mobility. With its customer-centric design and efficient performance, Treo Zor offers higher savings that customers expect from a last mile electric cargo vehicle.” More
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Amazon India electric mobility targets focus on EVs designed and manufactured by OEMs in India
Amazon India has partnered with Mahindra Electric to strengthen its commitment towards electric mobility. As a part of this, 100 units of the new Mahindra Zor TREO Electric three wheelers have been delivered to Amazon India. These are now operational in 7 Indian cities for delivery purposes.
In 2020, Amazon India embarked on an undertaking wherein its delivery vehicle fleet would include 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025 in India alone. All these vehicles to be introduced will be designed and manufactured by OEMs in India.
Climate Pledge commitment
The proposed EV commitment is in addition to Amazon’s global commitment of 1,00,000 strong EV delivery fleet by 2030 announced in the Climate Pledge signed in September 2019. It outlines a mobility goals wherein Amazon strives to be net zero carbon by 2040 across its businesses. This is a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.
The Climate Pledge shapes faster decarbonization, and the onus lies on all signees in stimulating investment in development of low-carbon products and services. To meet the target, 10,000 Amazon custom electric delivery vehicles will be in service globally as early as 2022.
Mahindra Treo ZOR EVs
Mahindra Electric delivery vehicle fleet
A partnership with Mahindra Electric empowers e-mobility industry progress here designed to meet environmental sustainability goals. Mahindra Treo Zor electric vehicles are already in use in seven cities. They include Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore and Lucknow.
Development in the e-mobility industry in recent years revolves around advanced tech, and superior motor and battery components. Another area that generates intrigue and prompts public discussion is the need for adequate charging infrastructure. FAME 2 policy guides EV adoption policies and goals.
Mahindra Treo Zor was launched in October 2020. It features an advanced Lithium-ion Battery and ease of charging. This in turn meets charging requirements of delivery partners. Designed and developed in India, the company says it offers best-in-industry performance.
Other features include drive by wire tech to encourage fatigue free driving experience, reduced load and unload times, and a long wheelbase that fosters vehicle safety and stability. Principles of Clean mobility depend on clean energy to address climate change.
Mahesh Babu, MD & CEO, Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd said, “We are proud to partner with Amazon in deploying Mahindra Treo Zor EV in their delivery partners’ fleet. Treo Zor offers a unique customer value proposition with best-in-industry power of 8 kW, and highest-in-class payload of 550 kg.” More
Mahindra Treo Zor Electric
The Mahindra Treo Zor has a best-in-class payload capacity of 550 kg and can go 125 km on a full charge
Mahindra has augmented its fast growing Treo electric three wheeler brand with a cargo variant. Called the Treo Zor, the zero emissions goods carrier is priced at INR 2.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) which includes the FAME 2 and state subsidies.
Mahindra Treo Zor
The Mahindra Treo Zor electric three wheeler is available in pickup, delivery van and flat bed variants. The vehicle will be retailed through Mahindra’s SCV dealerships in select cities with deliveries commencing in December 2020.
With a best-in-class payload capacity of 550 kg, the Treo Zor is suitable for last mile transport and is claimed to offer savings of around INR 60,000 per year (fuel cost saving of INR 2.10/km) compared to a diesel model. The goods carrier is claimed to have a maintenance cost of 40 paise per km. The certified driving range on a full charge stands at 125 km.
The electric motor is good for 8 kW (10.7 hp) of power and 42 Nm of torque, and it is equipped with a Boost mode to handle challenging situations. The lithium ion battery pack comes with a 3 year / 80,000 km warranty. Mahindra says that the IP67-rated battery pack has a life of 1.5 lakh km. The battery can be charged using a regular 15 A socket. Of course, the transmission is automatic.
Mahindra Treo Zor
8 kW / 10.8 bhp
40 Paise / Km
Tray loading height
1.5+ lakh kms
Via any 15 AMP socket
3 yrs / 80,000 kms
The highlights include a wheelbase of 2,216 mm which is longest in the industry and tyre dia of 30.48 cm which is largest in the industry. The tray loading height of 675 mm is claimed to be the best in segment as well.
Features and benefits
The Mahindra Treo Zor benefits from NEMO mobility program, a cloud based fleet management service which allows the owners to remotely monitor the vehicle status such as range, speed, location and so on.
Mahindra Treo Zor Electric
The rust free modular SMC body panels, finished in white-blue dual-tone color theme, are claimed to have long life and easy to repair and replace. The electric three-wheeler also comes with windscreen wiper, telematic unit with GPS, Economy and Boost driving models, 12V socket, 15 A off-board charger, Hazard indicator, reverse buzzer and spare wheel provision.
The Mahindra Treo Zor will benefit from a after sales service network of over 140 touch points across the country. The Tro passenger rickshaw recently became the first of its kind to cross 5k sales milestone in India. The cargo variant, with its impressive performance parameters, is expected to boost the brand’s overall sales volume significantly in the coming months.
Mahindra Treo Zor Electric
Mahindra Treo Zor Electric
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Mahindra Treo electric rickshaw range is priced from about Rs 3.5 lakhs, ex-sh
Mahindra Electric Mobility has announced a milestone for its lithium-ion battery powered electric 3-wheeler, Treo. The E-SCV has surpassed the 5,000 units sales target. Cumulative drive time of all units sold have breached the 35 Million+ kms (3.5 crore kms) mark on Indian roads. Putting that in perspective, it’s the same as as a two-way journey between earth and moon 45 times.
Mahindra Treo value proposition
Drive by Wire tech helps with ease of driving, and has found takers in women drivers too. Treo range relies on advanced Lithium-ion Battery tech with a life of 1.50 lakh+ kilometres. Maximum power is reported at 8kW, and peak torque of 42 Nm. Longest wheelbase in its segment means the cabin is spacious. Gradeablity of 12.7 eases slope climbs. Standard warranty on offer is of 3 years/ 80,000 kms, with option of an Extended Warranty of 2 years/ 1,00,000 Kms.
When it comes to electric vehicles, it’s the range of electric rickshaws that people are most familiar with, that too in the unorganised market. A field that relies on flatpack vehicles that are quickly reconstructed, and a range of mechanics who have easily learnt just how to keep the vehicles in working condition.
With the organised sector now pushing back, this market can be expected to gain from the umbrella of organisation, akin to growth being observed in the electric two-wheeler market. Mahindra Treo could very well establish segment maturity owing to its wide range of benefits.
Mahindra Treo electric rickshaw features
Mahindra views the organised 3-wheeler market as being ‘economically, environmentally and socially sustainable’. From a customer standpoint, there are those who have clocked up to 265 kilometres in a single day, aided my convenience of charging, and well-planned charging breaks.
Mahindra Treo is currently sold in over 400 districts across India. It’s operational cost enables a Treo customer to save up to Rs 45,000 a year. Treo’s value proposition gets further boost for being a ‘smart first and last mile mobility’ choice.
Mahesh Babu, MD and CEO, Mahindra Electric said, “Cumulatively, the Treo has travelled a distance of over 35 Million kms on Indian roads, saving 1,925 metric tonnes of CO2 tailpipe emissions, equivalent to planting 87,500 trees to absorb the same emissions.”
Post FAME subsidies, Mahindra Treo E3W costs Rs 2.7 lakhs. With top speed of 55 kmph speed, going from 0-20 kmph takes about 2.3 seconds. A single charge affords drive range of 130 kms. The fearless offering features automatic transmission, and is clutch-less and presented as vibration-free. Available with a portable charger, Treo can be fully charged with a 15 A socket. More