Mahindra Reva has inked a deal with the government of Bhutan to promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in the country. The Indian electric carmaker – a subsidiary of conglomerate Mahindra Group – plans to sell three versions of its e20 model, with prices starting at BTN699,000 ($11,400) and rising to BTN839,000 ($13,700) for the premium variant.
As part of the deal, the Bhutan government will develop EV charging infrastructure to support the roll-out of electric cars across the country.
Mahindra’s e20 has an electric driving range of 100km and can be fully charged in five hours using a 15A power socket. The premium version of the car is fitted with Quick2Charge technology, a DC fast charging system that enables the vehicle to be fully charged in under 60 minutes.