Mahindra seems to be expanding its electric vehicle portfolio in the commercial vehicle segment, as it has dropped a teaser of its next-in-line upcoming electric vehicle in the commercial space. Going by the silhouette and design hints of the teaser, it is safe to say that this new vehicle will be the electric vehicle version of the Mahindra Bolero Pick-up, one of the highest-selling pick-up trucks in India. The blue highlights in the teaser indicate that the launch of Mahindra Pick-up electric is just around the corner. Mahindra is planning to officially announce the new electric car range on 15th August.
The teaser of the upcoming electric commercial vehicle from Mahindra says has dropped with the tagline ‘the future of pick-ups’. Apart from the minor design highlights, there are no other details or information provided in the teaser. We expect this new electric version of Bolero Pick-up to have blue accents on the exterior and interior. The overall design might get retained as that of the current version of the diesel-powered Bolero pickup. This new electric version is expected to have the same single-cab configuration with two seats, ladder-on-frame chassis and load carrying capacity as the current version on sale.
We expect that the new Mahindra Bolero pickup electric might claim a range of 140-150 km on a single charge. While this new range will be sufficient for intra-city transportation duties, the diesel-powered Bolero pickup will still be preferred for long-distance transportation runs.
New EV commercial vehicle range
With this new offering, Mahindra will strengthen the concept of electric mobility in the commercial vehicle space, which currently is restricted only to limited options, especially among the entry-level three-wheeler commercial vehicles. The Mahindra Bolero pickup electric is expected to begin a new segment, which has a huge potential for the future. Apart from electric three-wheelers, the only other electric commercial vehicles available in India are Tata Ace Electric and Tata Ultra &.7 Electric.
Apart from this new Bolero pickup electric, Mahindra has also announced that it will be unveiling five new electric vehicle design concepts on 15th August. All of these are electric SUV concepts, with four of them belonging to the dramatic-looking SUV-coupe category. Mahindra is also expected to launch the XUV400 electric SUV in the coming months, which is touted to be the all-electric version of the XUV300.
Currently, Mahindra ranks second in the commercial vehicle segment. In June 2022, Mahindra sold 15,950 units of commercial vehicles, thus commanding a market share of 23.56 per cent in India.