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First published: 15th April 2016

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Mahindra launches new e2o electric city car

With prices starting at less than £13,000, the new e20 is Britain's cheapest electric car, and will be available exclusively online, rather than through a traditional dealer network

First published: 15th April 2016
  • Two versions of three-door hatchback on sale, priced from £12,995
  • Fuel costs can be as low as £10 a month, Mahindra says
  • Car available to order online now, first deliveries in May
Indian company Mahindra has re-entered the UK car market, unveiling its first new car to be sold here in some 20 years, the e2o electric city car.

The company wants to make zero-emission motoring accessible to more people, and the e20 is the cheapest electric car on sale in the UK, with prices starting at £12,995. That means the four-seat three-door hatchback undercuts the likes of the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf by several thousand pounds.

Beyond that, the company also claims that this is the cheapest car to run in the UK. According to Mahindra’s figures, an owner who drives the national average of 7900 miles and recharges their car at home overnight will have fuel costs of just £10 a month.

Designed for easy urban commuting, the e2o is said to provide excellent visibility and comes with some of the latest connectivity features. This includes a smartphone app, which you can use remotely to control pre-heating/cooling, charging and searching for nearby charging stations.
Mahindra e2o
Mahindra e2o
Mahindra e2o
Mahindra e2o
Two models of the e2o will be available, and all come with two airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control. Compared to the £12,995 City, the £3000 dearer TechX adds a touch-screen infotainment system, leather seats, alloy wheels and a rapid-charging port.

Both versions can be ordered now through Mahindra’s website, rather than from a traditional dealer network, and first deliveries are expected in May. Interested people can also book test drives online in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Milton Keynes, and more locations will be announced soon.

Similarly, rather than owners having to take their car to a dealer for service and maintenance, all such work will be done by mobile mechanics; and a team of customer consultants in London will provide owners with support seven days a week.

For further details, visit Mahindra's website,