Mahindra UDO and ATOM Electric Concepts Debut at 2018 Auto Expo -
Mahindra UDO and ATOM Electric Concepts Debut at 2018 Auto Expo
Posted 08 Feb 2018 01:10 PM

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has unveiled the UDO two-seater compact Concept Electric mobility pod at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Mahindra UDO has been conceptualized to address the issues that plague urban mobility, including traffic congestion and pollution, while targetted at the tech savvy urban citizen. Alongside the Udo, the company also unveiled the ATOM mobility concept. Being touted as a futuristic and new age urban mobility concept for a smart India, it is designed to cater to varied passenger needs with the perfect blend of ‘Convenience, Comfort and Intelligence’.

Speaking of the Mahindra UDO, it comes with micro climate control, lighting, touch-screen infotainment and blue-tooth enabled audio systems. The two-seater concept is aimed at slashing congestion and emissions, while also boasting of a “smart fitness” mode which allows commuters to work out while commuting, via a ‘smart cycling’ feature. Moreover, the battery recharges as you pedal, thereby extending the UDO’s range in an environment-friendly manner. Its unique ‘tadpole’ construction also eliminates the need to balance the vehicle with one’s feet, unlike motorbikes or cycles. Anand Mahindra, Executive Chairman, Mahindra Group, said, “As India aspires to global leadership on climate action, the time is right to develop sustainable mobility solutions for the future. Mahindra’s electric pavilion at the Auto Expo showcases our vision of the Future of Mobility - one that offers Clean, Connected and Convenient vehicles to our consumers in India and around the world.”

Coming to the Mahindra ATOM, it aims to reimagine last-mile connectivity, thereby changing the face of public transportation, while its minimalist design philosophy allows it to retain a compact footprint without compromising on interior space. The concept is powered by Mahindra’s new electric Powertrain which features batteries that can be swapped to extend the vehicle’s range, allowing it to operate uninterrupted for long hours. It is also equipped with an intelligent connectivity system, making bookings and payments easier. At the same time its smart technology allows one to seamlessly connect with multiple transport modes, keeping passengers posted on the next departing train, bus or flight and the nearest boarding points on a real-time basis, apart from a host of safety and convenience features. The ATOM is a key feature of Mahindra’s mobility vision for India, giving the country its own, indigenously-built, last-mile urban mobility solution.

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