Business Tycoon Anand Mahindra stays in the headlines every other day, and once again Anand Mahindra and his company have become the talk of the town as Mahindra XUV400 electric made a record of being the first EV to cover a distance of 751 km within 24 hours, in sub-zero temperatures.
Electric mobility is gaining massive popularity and market share in India. The largest Indian car manufacturers like Tata Motors and Mahindra are manufacturing their fair share of EVs.
EVs are more energy efficient. ICEs (Internal Combustion Engine) consume more energy traveling the same distance as an EV. The average Internal Combustion Engine has a fuel efficiency of only 40%, 60% is lost through heat and friction.
Last year on the 15th of August i.e., Independence Day, Mahindra showcased its future range of EVs. However, the company took its time, and the first product in the EV category is the XUV400 EV. The model XUV400 EV is based on the already successful XUV300 compact SUV.
XUV400 EV is significantly bigger than its ICE counterpart and its latest achievement is highly appreciable.
The record-worthy Sub-Zero Drive of the Mahindra XUV400
Recently, Mahindra XUV400 underwent an endurance test in the sub-zero temperatures in the Himalayas. The drive started from the rough yet beautiful landscapes of Kyelang (Keylong), Lahaul Spiti in Himachal Pradesh.
In case you don’t know, It is one of the most treacherous roads which falls on the Manali-Leh highway. It is the most visited popular Himalayan terrain in the country. In just 24 hours the XUV400 was able to complete 750 km.
The XUV’s performance was effortless and astonishing as it smoothly accelerated and overtook other cars zigzag across steep inclines with no jerks. The performance of the vehicle was absolutely remarkable and appreciable.
The proud Chairman of the Mahindra group, Anand Mahindra reacted to the XUV400 completing a 750 km drive in sub-zero temperatures in 24 hours
A tweet was shared by the Twitter account @rushlane, which said,
Mahindra XUV400 electric becomes the first EV to cover a distance of 751 km within 24 hours, in sub-zero temperatures.
The drive started from Kyelang, Lahaul Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, and covered a distance of 751 km in 24 hours.
Mahindra XUV400 electric becomes the first EV to cover a distance of 751 kms within 24 hours, in sub-zero temperature.
The drive started from Kyelang, Lahaul Spiti, Himachal Pradesh and covered a distance of 751 kms in 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/ytjBNyrxBT
— RushLane (@rushlane) January 7, 2023
Anand Mahindra responded to it and was quoted saying,
“More records to be broken in future…”
More records to be broken in future… https://t.co/641SVMWXZs
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 8, 2023
Moreover, XUV400 will be using in-house manufactured batteries to keep costs in check. These will be manufactured by Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd. in collaboration with Mahindra. To ensure XUV400’s success in the Indian market, the SUV will be getting a range of segment-first and best-in-class features.
Some key features of the new Mahindra vehicle include an extensive touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, 7 airbags, and an adjustable steering wheel. Drive modes – Fun, Fast, and Fearless.
Another unique feature is the ‘Lively’ mode, specially designed for negotiating heavy traffic.