29th Aug 2018 4:43 pm
A prototype of the Mahindra Mojo electric bike has been spotted in Bangalore.
After much delay, the Mahindra Mojo was launched in our market in October 2015. The flagship Mahindra two-wheeler failed to make an impact among buyers and sales never took off. One of the main reasons for the Mojo not clicking among the two-wheeler enthusiasts was its high pricing. Mahindra tried to address it by riding in the more affordable Mojo UT 300 earlier this year, but it hasn’t been successful in reviving sales. However, Mahindra isn’t throwing in the towel yet, as an electric version of the bike has been caught testing. The Mahindra Mojo electric prototype was spotted outside the Bosch facility in Bangalore.
In terms of styling, the Mahindra Mojo electric looks almost identical to the standard Mojo. However, there are some differences like the missing gear lever, extra body panels to cover the motor, and a larger sprocket and belt drive that replaces the chain drive unit seen on the standard motorcycle. There aren’t any details regarding the specifications of the motor and battery capacity. The Mahindra Mojo XT 300’s fuel-injected motor delivers 27hp and 30Nm, while the carburetted engine in the Mojo UT 300 produces 23.1hp and 25.2Nm of torque.
While Mahindra does have EVs in its four-wheeler portfolio like the e20 Plus and the eVerito, this two-wheeler model is the first such motorcycle from the brand. The electric bike caught testing seems to share the frame, braking hardware and suspension components with the Mahindra XT 300. Mahindra’s plan to go electric with the Mojo isn’t very surprising, as even its rival, Royal Enfield has announced it will enter the electric vehicle segment.