The Mahindra e2o, the successor to the G-Wiz, is coming to the UK in April this year, priced from £13,000.
The electric city car will be an upgraded version of the e2o model that is already on sale in India, featuring more safety equipment and a higher quality interior, but it's thought to have a similar claimed electric range of 75 miles.
Full specification is yet to be confirmed, but the manufacturer told Autocar the two-door, four-seat vehicle will wear the Mahindra badge and be priced from £13,000 to £16,000, depending on the trim level. That price range makes it more expensive than the Renault Twizy, which starts at £6895, but cheaper than cars like the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf, which cost around £18,445 and £25,790 respectively.
It was previously thought that the e20 would cost less than £10,000, but the battery will not be sold on a separate lease deal so the price has increased. A three-year warranty for the battery comes as standard, with two extra years available as an option.
Arvind Mathew, head of Mahindra's electric vehicle division, said: “The Mahindra e2o is a savvy electric car that redefines sustainable urban driving.
"We designed the e2o, as well as our complete sales and service model, to be more convenient and flexible in keeping with the way our UK customers live and work.”
The e2o will be built at Mahindra’s factory in Bangalore and customers will be able to purchase it online, rather than through a dealer, with the first UK deliveries expected in May.
The Indian spec e2o is 3280mm long, 1514mm wide and 1560mm high, with a 1958mm wheelbase and kerb weight of 830kg, but the weight is expected to increase with the added safety equipment in the UK model. It has a top speed of around 50mph, and the 6.4kWh lithium ion battery has 25bhp and 39lb ft of instantly available torque, and takes five hours to charge from empty.