At a time when people are increasingly buying electric cars, almost all companies are determined to increase their resources. Indian SUV specialist Mahindra is no exception. Last year they showcased five new electric SUV concept models. One of which is BE.05. This time the car was spotted for the first time during road testing in Chennai. It is speculated that the car may come to the country as the first flagship electric SUV of the Born Electric or BE series.
Mahindra BE.05 EV: Dimensions & Design
In January this year, Mahindra launched their first electric SUV, the XUV400 EV. Its next model could be the BE.05. It measures 4,300 mm in length and has a wheelbase of 2,775 mm. A concept model of the car debuted in August 2022. It comes with second-tier ADAS technology based on the new INGLO platform.
The Mahindra BE.05 looks very similar to the concept version of the model seen here. It features signature LED lighting, different philosophy wheels. Again the rear view camera has been replaced by ORVM. The coupe model of the SUV features C-shaped taillamps and sharply designed bumpers.
Mahindra BE.05 EV : Powertrain and Interior
The BE.05 EV could have a 60-80 kWh battery pack. It will charge the battery to 80 percent in 30 minutes with a 175 kW rapid charger. According to Mahindra sources, the 80 kWh battery model will be able to provide a range of 435-450 km on a full charge.
The interior of the Mahindra BE.05 EV features two large touchscreens, stylish two-spoke steering wheel, rotary control dial, large aircraft-style gear selector, luxury upholstery and soft touch-surfaces. Incidentally, the company will divide the Tadeh electric vehicle lineup into two segments – BE and XUV.e. In the next segment, they will bring the car in October 2024. This will be the production version of the XUV.e8. And the BE.05 EV is slated to launch in October 2025.