Meet the E2O
India’s first connected and intelligent solar powered passenger car is ready to roll out
- The Mahindra Reva plant in Bangalore uses natural light to lower its carbon footprint. Photographs: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint.
- The assembly line of the E2O does not use power to move the vehicle across the different processes.
- The drivetrain test produces power as the wheels turn; power generate during the process is stored in a battery and used in the plant.
- The four solar panels that charge the E2O—the panels can be arranged in any way, across different parts of the home.
- The E2O plant generates 35% of its energy requirements using solar panels on campus.
- The assembly cages allow workers easy access to all parts of the car.
- The solar charging panels at the Mahindra Reva plant in Bommasandra, Bangalore.
- Engineers at the plant discuss a production issue in the plant that is designed to use natural light.