Indian automaker Mahindra, mostly known for its SUVs and pickup trucks, has rolled out a sleek electric sports car concept at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo this week. The new concept is called the Halo, and it’s destined to be one of the hottest products from Mahindra’s electric car division, Mahindra Reva.
Helping with the design of the Halo concept were leading design firms Pininfarina and Bertone, and evidence of their talents can clearly be seen in the styling. The interior layout in particular is similar to what you find in many high-end Italian sports cars.
Italy’s sports car manufacturers needn’t worry just yet, however. The Halo concept’s electric motor develops just 104 kilowatts (140 horsepower), which is enough to accelerate the small two-seater from 0-62 mph in about 9.0 seconds and see it reach a top speed of 100 mph. As for the driving range, Mahindra says the largest battery pack designed for the car offers a range of about 125 miles.
If all goes to plan, Mahindra hopes to have the Halo in production by next year. Note, the company is serious about investing in electric car technology. The Mahindra Reva division already has a number of zero-emission vehicles on sale and later this year it will start competing in the Formula E Championship
For more from the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, head to Indian website MotorBeam
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