Mahindra unveiled its first all-electric SUV, the XUV400 EV ahead of World EV Day 2022, on September 8. The electric vehicle’s competitive specifications and cutting edge features have warranted a lot of hype since and stand strong against its immediate competition such as the Tata Nexon EV, on paper. Here are five facts about the XUV400 EV, that caught our attention and are likely to be the most talked about highlights in the coming months.
1. Quickest Made-in-India EV:
Mahindra claims that the XUV400 EV will be the fastest accelerating electric SUV that has been produced in India in the non-luxury C-segment. It can go from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.3 seconds and has a top speed of 150 kmph. In comparison, the Tata Nexon EV Max claims a 0-100 kmph sprint of just under 9 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 140 kmph.
2. Highest EV range in segment:
The XUV400 EV’s 39.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack has been rated to return a claimed range of 456 km on a full charge. While its closest competition the Nexon EV Max also has a claimed 437km range, the XUV400 EV will surely ease first-time buyer concerns over range anxiety.
3. High Strength Steel (HSS) architecture:
Mahindra says that it has extensively used High Strength Steel for the XUV400 EV’s architecture, making it safer in an event of a crash and giving better protection to the SUV’s battery pack. Overall, the XUV 400 EV’s structure features 10 percent Ultra-High Strength Steel, 5 percent Advanced-High Strength Steel and 30 percent High Strength Steel.
4. Highest functional safety:
Adding to the safety aspect, the XUV400 EV still retains all of its learning from the ICE XUV300 that had a 5-star rating from Global NCAP. Moreover, it also gets the highest functional safety rating for an Indian EV, as per ISO standards. The EV has undergone rigorous testing in varying weather conditions ranging from +47°C (Jaisalmer) to –20°C (South Korea).
5. Fast charging of up to 50kW:
The XUV400 EV supports fast charging of up to 50kW through a DC charger. The waterproof IP67 rated battery pack can fast charge up to 80 percent in under 50 minutes. With a 3.3kW/16 A home charger, the EV can achieve a full charge in 13 hours and a home fast-charger of 7.2kW/32A will take about 6 hours 30 minutes to deliver a full charge from 0 percent.
What are your thoughts on the XUV400 EV, is the 456 km range benchmark and the proven platform of the XUV300 enough to push you over to electric mobility? Let us know in the comments below. Source