Mahindra Electric is driving sustainable mobility through it’s new electric 3W tipper Range built on a MODULAR platform. Deepti Thore DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE NICHE EVs in its mix.

At the recently held Pune Alternate Fuel Conclave 2022, Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited (MEML), part of the Mahindra Group, ensured that it drew in crowds. The crowd puller in  this case was the Treo Tipper variant and the e-Alfa Mini Tipper variant making its public debut. Both the vehicles are built on a highly customisable platform and MEML does so with the help of its authorised customisation partners. MEML’s inhouse value-added product development team develops such applications based on the customer requirements. These electric vehicles are not only highly economical to run, pollution-free and reliable but their performance is also unmatched as per company claims. As per the FY22 SIAM data for electric three-wheelers, the company ranks one in the electric three-wheeler category with a 73.4 per cent market share as a testimony.

e-Alfa Mini Tipper

The Mahindra e-Alfa Mini Tipper, showcased to the public for the first time, is based on the successful and rugged e-Alfa mini platform. The vehicle is unique in the way that it has a partition split for the wet as well as the dry garbage. It offers a GPS tracking system and a grade ability of seven degrees. The tipping angle is 40 degrees. The e-Alfa Mini Tipper also comes with a peak power of 1.5 kW and has a driving range of 80 km on a single charge. It offers a loading capacity of 310. Equipped with 1000W motor, 48 V(120 Ah) battery, the vehicle looks attractive with dual halogen lamp, stylish dashboard and digital cluster.

Treo Tipper

Built on a tested electric three-wheeler platform, Treo, the Mahindra Treo Tipper also made its public debut. This lithium-ion three-wheeler has a payload of 578 kgs without the waste bin. The Treo Tipper also boasts of the best-in-industry power and torque of 8 kW and 42 Nm, respectively. The charging time is just three hours and 50 minutes for a full charge. A bonus is a three-year, 80,000 km warranty. The vehicle generates higher savings in terms of fuel costs of Rs. 2.10/km when compared with diesel cargo three-wheeler and lowest maintenance cost of just 40 paisa as compare to 65 paisa on its diesel variant. Generating higher speeds and quicker turn around times, the treo is equipped with advanced IP67-rated motor which offers enhanced protection against dust and water entry. Some of its other features include a telematics unit and GPS, Windscreen and wiper system, spare wheel provision, Driving modes -FNR (Forward, Neutral, Reverse), an economy and boost mode, lockable glove box, 12 V Socket, 15-amp off-board charger, hazard indicator, reverse buzzer.

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