Charging of Mahindra Electric Car
Basically, one of the primary concerns for all of us before adopting the electric car or vehicle in India is infrastructure for charging the electric vehicle.
At the time of writing this post, there are not much charging stations and this is what making us to think before going for electric car or any other electric vehicle In India.
But as per the various reviews across the board it seems the technology adopted by Mahindra electric vehicles is more advanced and enhanced one due to which if you charge your car at home then you can drive around freely in and around the city but if you would like to travel far away from the city then again the issue of charging arises.
As per the latest news and policies that Indian Government and private sector are undertaking it seems in coming years we would find lot of charging stations across country. Read latest news about it.
In the following section we will see how Mahindra Electric charging and battery is using advanced technology
Different ways to charge Mahindra Electric electric vehicles (ev’s)?
There are 2 primary ways to charge Mahindra EVs:
- Normal Charge: Comes with a port installed at home/work place or from a charging station. Time taken for a complete charge depends on the drive train capacity.
- Quick2Charge: Innovative charging technology with the Quick2Charge charges the car completely in just 60 minutes. But the time taken to charge each car varies according to the model.
How do i charge the car?
It is as easy as charging any of your other technology devices. All you have to do is plug the vehicle into any of the charge points available to you.
The Voltage and Amp requirements for each vehicle are different.
How do i set up my charge port in an apartment complex?
No matter what floor you live on, it is possible to install a charging port for your EV. All you have to do is talk to your society manager to get necessary permissions.
and the time taken to charge any of Mahindra Electric Vehicle depends on its drive train capacity.
How often do i charge the car?
Charging your car is based on your average kilometers travelled per day
0 – 20 km : Once in 3 days
20 to 40 km : Once in 2 days
More than 40 km : Daily
This may vary slightly depending on the vehicle that you drive. Even if you don’t exhaust the full charge of the vehicle, we recommend that the vehicle should be plugged in overnight for a full charge once in 3 days. This is essential to maintain the battery’s health and will complete battery equalization in the process, thus enhancing the life and performance of the battery.
How do i know how much charge is left in the car?
You can get this information on the instrument cluster of your car. For the e2o Plus, you can check on the e2o Plus Remote app. Learn more about what the app can do here.
Please note: to get the information on your e2o Plus app, the phone and car need to be connected to the GPRS system.
Do i have to pay to use public charging points?
Some charging points are free and some have to be paid for (in accordance with your usage). But with the progress of electric car technology and the entry of new stakeholders in the market to make India all-electric by 2020, the availability of these charge points can increase and their usage can vary with cost.
Will the car overcharge?
Mahindra electric vehicles have been designed in a way so that it stops charging once a full charge is achieved.