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
The key Mahindra E Verito specifications are:
|Fuel Type||Lithium-Ion Electric Battery|
|Charging Time||11:30 Hours (Normal Charge)1:30 Hours (Fast Charge)|
|Emission||ZEV Norm Compliance|
|Steering Type||Hydraulic Steering|
|Brakes||McPherson Type with Wishbone Link Front Suspension BrakesH Section Torsion Beam with Coil Spring Rear Suspension Brakes|
|Gear Box||Fully Automatic Gears|
|Number Of Seats||5 seats (including drivers seat)|
|Boot Space||510 Litres|
|Exterior Dimensions (LxWxH)||4247mmx1740mmx1540mm|
|Tire Type||Tubeless Radial Tires|
|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
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 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
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
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.
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
Having ridden 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.
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.
Why Selecting The Mahindra E Verito Electric Car?
Mahindra e Verito is electric car. Most car users will think that car is costly. But in comparison to the other high-configuration electric cars which are available in the market, these cars’ functions are pretty impressive, and the price is low.
Here are some of the things which you must know before buying the Mahindra e Verito car.
- High-configuration car, which is easy to install.
- Remote diagnosis is possible if required. You can ask for help from the customer care executives for emergency support.
- Low maintenance and running costs.
- Low running costs.
- For charging this, any gas and oil are not required.
- Charge the car each time break pressing.
- Interior os specicious.
- Direct drive transmission is available.
These are the things that you are getting with the Mahindra e Verito electric car. But one thing which you must appreciate is in comparison to the other high-configuration electric cars, this is a more cost convenient car.
Frequently Asked Questions By Drivers (FAQ):
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.
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.
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.
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.