Meet the E2O

  • The Mahindra Reva plant in Bangalore uses natural light to lower its carbon footprint. Photographs: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint.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 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 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 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 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 assembly cages allow workers easy access to all parts of the car.
  • The solar charging panels at the Mahindra Reva plant in Bommasandra, Bangalore.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.Engineers at the plant discuss a production issue in the plant that is designed to use natural light.