Electric Vehicles

2024 Mahindra BE.05 electric SUV spotted testing for the first time

Written by Kanad Kalasur

After the unveiling of the new Mahindra BE.05 electric SUV last year, the SUV has now been spotted testing on Indian roads. The car was spotted on the outskirts of Chennai, near the Mahindra Research Valley.

Spy shots of the Mahindra BE.05 electric SUV

The test mule of the Mahindra BE.05 appears pretty close in design to the concept vehicle. That said, on closer inspection, we can notice some changes. The body work now gets a more smooth design. Few of the cuts are also missing as compared with the concept. Further, the car now has traditional side mirrors rather than the cameras as seen on the concept.

The wheel arches get a regular shape rather than the aggressive flaring of the concept and the glass area’s window line is more distinct as well.
Other bits like the C-shaped DRLs and the front end remain similar to the concept.

Mahindra BE.05 electric SUV : What do we know so far?

According to Mahindra, the SUV Concept was 4,370 mm long, 1,900 mm wide and 1,635 mm tall. The wheelbase was set at 2,775 mm. Thus, we can get an idea on the size of the final production ready model.

Additionally, there are a few practical changes as well. First off, we can notice the flush door handles might be located at the regular place, rather than the top of the doors. Then, the concept air duct in the bonnet appears to have been eliminated.

Coming to the rear, while the spy shots are not available, we can expect the same design as the concept. This means a roof that blends into the rear portion along with C-shaped tail lights.

The Concept had a dual screen layout with a dual-spoke steering wheel. There was a rotary dial as well as a gear selector as well.

The BE.05 electric SUV will be based on the INGLO EV skateboard platform. This comes with a common battery pack design which can accommodate both Blade and Prismatic cell structures.

Mahindra could offer multiple battery options on the car. This could vary from 60-80 kWH units with a range of around 450 km. It is likely to come in rear wheel and all-wheel drive models with both single and dual motor configurations.

Also Read – Mahindra BE.05 & XUV.E9 electric SUVs debut in India.