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Look: GenZe, an Electric Scooter from Mahindra!

May 15, 2014 13:44 IST

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Faisal Ali Khan

Ten things you must know about the latest innovation from Mahindra

Mahindra is betting big on its two-wheeler business, expanding its product portfolio and setting up new research centres across the globe. The company's latest offering is an electric scooter GenZe. Here are 10 things you must know about this latest innovation from Mahindra.

1. The GenZe is a fully electric scooter and the first of its kind two-wheeled electric vehicle in the United States of America.

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2. Mahindra has designed, developed, engineered and manufactured the GenZe completely from scratch in Michigan, where it has set up a new manufacturing facility.

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3. The idea of GenZe was conceived in the Silicon valley in 2012. Palo Alto, California to be precise.

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4. The Mahindra GenZe can go 48 kms on a full charge. It has a top speed of 48 km/hr, making it an ideal vehicle for local runabouts.

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5. Mahindra is targeting the GenZe towards urban commuters who are environment conscious. The Indian automaker also wants to lure students to this product.

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6. The GenZe is only available in the US and you don't need a license to ride it, making it hassle free to own and run.

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7. Mahindra's Michigan facility can produce 9,000 vehicles a year and can be expanded to churn out 20,000 units per annum. The GenZe is the only vehicle being made there.

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8. The Mahindra GenZe comes with a tablet like touchscreen instrument cluster which displays the speed, range and various functions of the scooter.

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9. The display on the GenZe is Bluetooth connected and thus you can pair your phone with it, thereby syncing data on the move.

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10. The GenZe comes with a large under seat storage which makes it easy to carry your shopping in an eco-friendly manner.


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