Today we pit the Mahindra E2O against not only the Tata Nano but also some of the best subcompact (small cars) of the world like Swift, Alto, WagonR, i10, and Santro. Of course the only other car that is better is the miniCooper but then consider also its cost... which is not small in anyway.
Mid 2021 Update!
If any of you is still reading this, this would be the last entry on this 8 year electric car journey! All good things must come to an end. I sold EVA to a very nice family in Pune. Thanks for all the comments and support. This car enabled me to meet wonderful people all over the country and we did some incredible things together like working on the PluginIndia platform, EV Events and more. The EV Community is growing rapidly nowdays compared to 2012. I have linked an interview with the new owner on what changes he made to EVA and how happy he is!
By - Johnson
I don’t want to lie but the present situation of Electric Bikes in India is not very electrifying. They are caught between the Devil and the Deep Sea. Presently most of the “Electric Bikes” in the market are low speed 25Kms “mobility bikes” and 45 Kmph bikes that will get you from place to place. 25 Kmph is almost the speed of a Cycle when you are cycling at good speed.
Bikes are supposed to be Power Objects, Bikes are supposed to be Mean, Masculine, tyres huger than biceps… sex objects supposed to attract the opposite sex. People own it to portray sexiness. Heck even girls ride power bikes for that macho feel.... kind of to do the forbidden.
But the present trend of e-bikes in India is anything but that.