Mahindra Treo Zor exported to Japan & Vietnam for local testing

Mahindra Electric has exported a few Mahindra Treo Zor test mules to Japan and Vietnam, as per an exclusive report from The Economic Times. The company has shipped vehicles to Amazon’s logistics partners in the countries. Moreover, it has received an order of around 1,000 units of the Mahindra Treo Zor from Amazon India.

Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, said that the company has so far delivered 300 units of the Mahindra Treo Zor to Indian e-commerce logistics companies. It has a backlog of 800 units, which it plans to clear by April. Many named e-commerce brands, including Amazon, Flipkart, Jio Mart, and BigBasket, are using Mahindra Electric’s EVs for deliveries.

Babu confirmed that Mahindra Electric has exported a few units of the Mahindra Treo Zor to Amazon’s logistics partners in other Asian markets. The company sees demand for its EVs from the UK as well.

Mahindra Treo Zor load carrier front three quarter view - Auto Expo 2020
Domestic deliveries of the Mahindra Treo Zor commenced with the first batch of vehicles delivered to eDel in December 2020.

Mahindra Electric launched the Mahindra Treo Zor electric cargo three-wheeler with prices starting at INR 2.73 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi, including FAME-II and state subsidies) in October last year. The company says that this all-electric model offers a costs savings of more than INR 60,000 compared to a competing diesel model. The Mahindra Treo Zor is one of the three low-cost Lithium-Ion models the company showcased at Auto Expo 2020, alongside the Mahindra Atom quadricycle and the Mahindra Treo 2.0 with an extended range and solar roof.

Deliveries of the Treo Zor commenced with the first batch of vehicles delivered to eDel in December 2020, a picture tweeted by Babu showed (display image). At that time, it was reported that Flipkart, Amazon, and Reliance Retail have ordered a small batch of this EV. About 400 units of the Treo Zor have been ordered by these companies, Babu recently had told thehindubusinessline the same month.

The Zor is based on the same modular electric three-wheeler platform of Treo – MESMA 48. It has an IP67-rated motor generating 8 kW of power and 42 Nm of torque. Its payload capacity is 550 kg, and it can go up to 125 km on a full charge. The battery is a 7.37 kWh 48 V Lithium Ion unit.

Mahindra Treo Zor vs. Piaggio Xtra LDX diesel
Mahindra Electric says that compared to the Piaggio Xtra LDX diesel, the Mahindra Treo Zor Electric can offer a savings of up to INR 4.27 lakh in Bengaluru over a period of seven years. Image Source: Mahindra

The company says that compared to a similar diesel cargo three-wheeler, the Mahindra Treo Zor offers fuel cost savings of INR 2.10/km. The claimed maintenance cost is just INR 0.40/km vs. a competing diesel model’s INR 0.65 paise/km.

The Mahindra Treo Zor comes in Delivery Van, Pickup and Flatbed variants. It has a best-in-class tray-loading height of 675 mm, largest-in-industry tyres of 30.48 cm and the longest-in-industry wheelbase of 2,216 mm. Mahindra Electric promises a maintenance-free battery life of more than 1.50 lakh km and offers a 3-year/80,000 km standard warranty on the battery.

Mahindra Treo Zor
Mahindra has spent about Rs 40 crore on the platform development of the Treo. Almost all components except the Lithium Ion cell of the vehicle are made by Mahindra or its supplier. Image Source: Mahindra

At the front, the Treo Zor features Helical spring + Damper + Hydraulic shock absorber while at the rear is a Rigid axle with leaf spring. The vehicle features Hydraulic brakes at the front and rear.

Mahindra Treo Zor features

  • Telematics unit and GPS
  • Lockable glove box
  • 12 V socket
  • 15-amp off-board charger
  • Economy and Boost ride modes
  • Hazard indicator
  • Reverse buzzer

The Mahindra Treo Zor is available at Mahindra small CV dealerships in select cities since December. Mahindra Electric had promised a wide service network of 140+ dealerships nationwide for its service initially. The other Mahindra Treo family models include the Mahindra Treo (auto) and Mahindra Treo Yaari (auto rickshaw), which, since their launch in 2018, have already clocked over 5,000 units. Mahindra Electric has made a lot of ground on the localization of the Treo’s components and adding new features.

The Treo 2.0 showcased at the Auto Expo last year was a demo of the progress the company has made in the last two years. Except for the battery cells, the Treo auto-rickshaw is now completely in-house or localized and has more than 20 new and improved EV components, EVW understands. The gradability of the Treo is 7 degrees and all Treos made this financial year are based on the FAME II PMP program.

Following the Mahindra Treo Zor, Mahindra Electric will launch the Mahindra eKUV100 this financial year.

Mahindra Treo Zor specifications

VariantPickupFlatbedDelivery Van
Vehicle categoryL5NL5NL5N
Vehicle roof typeHard PanelHard PanelHard Panel
Payload – kg550578500
Volume – m3NANA3.4
Dimensions – Length x Width x Height – mm3100 X 1460 X 17623100 X 1460 X 17623100 X 1460 X 2175
Wheelbase – mm221622162216
Ground clearance – mm123123123
Rear track – mm122012201220
Turning radius – m3.053.053.05
Vehicle kerb weight – kg445417495
Vehicle GVW – kg995995995
Tray Size  – Length x Width x Height (Inside dimensions) – mm1500 X 1400 X 2781570 X 1460NA
Box Size  – Length x Width x Height (Inside dimensions) – mmNANA1564 X 1452 X 1494
Top Speed – km/h505050
Certified range – km125125118
Gradeability – degree777
Battery type, Voltage – VLithium-ion, 48 VLithium-ion, 48 VLithium-ion, 48 V
Battery capacity (Installed) – kWh7.377.377.37
Charging time at standard conditions3 h 50 min3 h 50 min3 h 50 min
Peak power – kW888
Peak torque – Nm424242
Transmission typeDirect drive technologyDirect drive technologyDirect drive technology

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Mahindra Treo Zor FAQ

What are the features of the Treo Zor?

Lockable glove box, 12 V socket, 15A off-board charger & Telematics unit and GPS.

What is the price of the Treo Zor?

Mahindra Electric has launched the Treo Zor at INR 2.73 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi, including FAME-II and state subsidies)

What is the Mahindra Treo Zor?

The Zor is the goods delivery version of the Treo electric auto aimed at the last mile goods delivery segment, primarily for e-commerce companies.