Expanding its product portfolio in India is Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd, as it enters the e-cart segment with the launch of new e-Alfa electric three-wheeler cargo which is priced at ₹ 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Providing a sustainable solution in the last mile delivery segment, the new Mahindra e-Alfa electric three-wheeler cargo is said to save up to ₹ 60,000 per year in fuel costs when compared to a diesel cargo 3-wheeler, while remaining a pollution-free solution in the cargo segment. The new e-Alfa electric three-wheeler cargo will be an affordable product in the company’s growing electric portfolio, which already includes the Mahindra Treo Zor electric three-wheeler available in three variants.
Suman Mishra, CEO, Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited, said, “The last-mile delivery segment is seeing excellent adoption of electric 3-wheelers due to significant operating cost advantages versus fossil fuel-powered 3-wheelers. We are now launching the e Alfa Cargo e-cart in response to the customer requirements in this segment. With savings of ₹ 60 000.00 over a diesel cargo 3-wheeler, the e-Alfa Cargo aims to provide a sustainable, pollution-free solution in the cargo segment.”
The new Mahindra e-Alfa electric three-wheeler cargo comes with a dual-speed manual transmission and generates peak power of 1.5kW while using the high torque gear. The cargo tray has a payload of 310kg and can travel up to 80km on a single charge. The top speed of the Mahindra e-Alfa electric three-wheeler cargo is limited to 25kmph and can be juiced up via an off-board 48 V/15 A charger. Additionally, Mahindra also provides the e-Alfa electric three-wheeler cargo with a fully digital instrument cluster that displays useful information on its range, speed, and state of charge (SoC).
The e-Alfa moniker is also available as an e-Alfa Mini electric rickshaw, launched back in 2017, designed to offer last-mile connectivity and intra-city people movement with a range of 85km on a single charge, and a top speed of 25kmph. The e-Alfa Mini is powered by a 120Ah battery, powerful 1000W motor, and controller. Mahindra’s electric CV portfolio also consists of Mahindra e-Supro Passenger people mover and the Mahindra e-Supro Cargo goods carrier.