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Mahindra E Verito Review – Is This The Cheapest EV For Daily Commute?

by Debamalya Mukherjee
Mahindra e Verito

If you want an electric car at affordable prices, then the Mahindra E Verito is your best bet. This EV is the electronic version of the standard Mahindra Verito. Released in 2017, this car initially sold well because of its cheaper price and intuitive controls. However, the sales soon dropped afterward. 

If you want to know more about this car because you are planning on buying an EV then you have come to the right place. Here, I have provided my review of this car and its specifications after using it for a week. To know my final verdict, read till the very end.

Mahindra E Verito Specifications

Mahindra E Verito Specifications

The key Mahindra E Verito specifications are:

SpecificationsValue
Fuel TypeLithium-Ion Electric Battery
Battery Capacity288ah
Charging Time11:30 Hours (Normal Charge)1:30 Hours (Fast Charge)
Range110km
TransmissionAutomatic Transmission
EmissionZEV Norm Compliance
Steering TypeHydraulic Steering
BrakesMcPherson Type with Wishbone Link Front Suspension BrakesH Section Torsion Beam with Coil Spring Rear Suspension Brakes
Motor Power42bhp@4000rpm
Max Power42bhp@3500rpm
Max Torque91Nm@3000rpm
Gear BoxFully Automatic Gears
Top Speed86km/h
Number Of Seats5 seats (including drivers seat)
Boot Space510 Litres
Exterior Dimensions (LxWxH)4247mmx1740mmx1540mm
Tire TypeTubeless Radial Tires
Ground Clearance172mm
Price$14,500 (US)₹10,00,000 (India)£ 11,300 (UK)

Mahindra E Verito Review – Should You Buy It?

After driving the Mahindra E Verito around every day for a week, I started noting down all its features, performance, and cons. Here is what I think about one of the most affordable electric vehicles and why I would recommend you to buy it (or not):

1. Interior And Exterior Design

Interior And Exterior Design

The Mahindra E Verito interiors are pretty comfortable and well-spaced for an electronic car in this budget. This car has a dashboard that has a hard plastic with a grey-beige finish. It uses a key system instead of using the automatic start-stop button of Mahindra e2o Plus.

The E Verito has comfortable seats and pretty big boot space. Therefore, it can easily fit three people in the back, where it’s the most spacious.

On the exterior, this car looks pretty basic. It doesn’t look as stylish compared to other EVs in this same price segment. It is available in three colors as of now- white, silver, and red. Out of these three, I would say red looks the best.

This car has a bump on the back, indicating that it’s retrofitted – something that other EVs don’t have.

2. Range And Efficacy

Range And Efficacy

Compared to electric cars in India, the Mahindra E Verito suffers from a smaller 288ah battery. Compared to its price, this is a big letdown. On the downside, it also suffers from having a smaller Mahindra E Verito mileage of only 110kms.

While riding in hilly areas, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the battery drain was minimal. Other EVs in this price segment burned through battery charge faster while driving uphill, like the Tata Nexon EV and the Tata Tigor EV.

3. Battery And Charging

Battery And Charging

The battery of the Mahindra e Verito is smaller compared to other EVs. However, this makes fast charging this car quicker, getting a complete charge in just an hour and 30 minutes.

If you suffer from on-road anxiety, thinking of running out of fuel or charge, this car has a cool feature for you. Mahindra’s patented REVive feature allows the car to go a few extra kilometers more when you run out of charge. Hope this drops your anxiety levels a bit. 

4. Features

Features

It also has a 2 DIN audio system, complete with USB and AUX ports. This car has many knobs for various functions like controlling music volume, AC, and more. However, this car severely lacks an LCD screen. Therefore, the information that gets presented to you looks dull in comparison. 

One of the most unacceptable facts about this car is that airbags are present in only the driver’s seat. None of the passenger seats get any airbags. In my opinion, this is a very big safety issue. 

However, the best feature of the Mahindra E Verito is the inclusion of the recuperative brake energy. Therefore, every time I hit the brakes, the kinetic energy of the brakes gets converted into electrical energy, adding to the battery charge. 

This is how the car stores extra emergency battery charge that starts getting used when your battery runs out.

5. On-Road Performance

On-Road Performance

Having rode the standard Verito before, the handling and the controls did not feel that much different. However, this car is 70kgs heavier than its standard counterpart. This made handling the car feel a bit heavier in my opinion. 

The heaviness of the car became more pronounced when taking sharper turns, where the car slowed down significantly. While the lower speeds made turning easier and safer, it just feels weak in my opinion.

The braking of the car felt punchy and responsive, bringing the car to a sharp halt in a second when driving at speeds of 50kmph to 60kmph. 

6. Pricing

Pricing

Mahindra E Verito electric car price is pretty cheap, compared to its counterparts. In the US, this car costs only $14,500, which is cheaper than the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric.

Frequently Asked Questions By Drivers (FAQ):

1. Is E Verito Discontinued?

No, the E Verito will continue to be sold in the market. However, its standard fuel-based counterpart will be discontinued from production because of current low sales. 

2. Why Did Mahindra E Verito Fail?

The Mahindra E Verito failed to live up to its expectations and drive higher sales for the company. This is because these electric cars were meant as rental and shared cars that could be used by car services like Uber. These are not exactly meant for personal use. 

3. What Is The Mileage Of Mahindra E Verito?

The electric car Mahindra E Verito provides a mileage of 110kms per charge. It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes on the fast charge to fill up the battery. 

4. How Do I Charge My Mahindra E Verito?

There are two ways to charge your car. You can charge it at home with a charger or you can get it fast-charged at an electric charging station. It takes 11 hours and 1 hour 30 minutes respectively at both places. 

Final Verdict Before You Drive

If you look at the Mahindra E Verito, it will appear pretty normal from the inside. It looks exactly the same as the standard Verito. However, the most noticeable changes come when you look inside.

Boasting top speeds of 86kmph and mileage of 110km on a full charge, these numbers are not that impressive compared to other electric cars on the market. Therefore, this car is meant for traveling within the limits of your city, making it a great EV for traveling to and from your workplace daily. 

With limited features like no airbags for passengers and no digital screens and connectivity options, I would not recommend this car if you can purchase any of its counterparts that are priced a bit higher. But this is only if you are on a tight budget.

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