Electric Vehicle News
The new Treo Zor, built on Mahindra’s proven Treo platform. Mahindra has sold 5000 units of the Treo electric auto. The Treo Zor has three variants - Pickup, Delivery Van and Flat Bed.
The Treo Zor will be available at the company’s small commercial vehicle dealerships in select cities across India starting December 2020.
Features of the Treo Zor
Mahindra also offers the connected and fleet management software with NEMO Mobility Platform. Mahindra Treo Zor comes with a telematics unit and GPS.
What caught our attention is that Mahindra is making all of the Treo Zor in India except the Lithium-Ion cells. We saw the CTO of Mahindra Electric explain how the Motor, Electronics, BMS and battery pack are made in-house.
This is brilliant to know and it shows how far Indian companies are pushing towards localization and to get rid of the Chinese dependence.
Another point is that ME is continuing with the LFP cells, which have worked very well in India. The Mahindra e2o, eVerito and the Treo electric auto all use LFP cells. We also got to know that cells used are CALB based cells.
Another revealing aspect is the investment in Electric Vehicle technology by Mahindra Electric. They have invested Rupees 500 CR in a dedicated EV Technology RnD center in Bengaluru and also creating a manufacturing facility to make Electronics, Battery Packs, Motor in our Pune.
All in all, we are very happy with ME's focus and efforts towards localization.
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