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Tecumseh Masterflux Compressor Cools India’s Newest Electric Car

Originally published: 04.30.13 by HVACR Business Staff


Tecumseh’s Masterflux Sierra compressors are keeping India’s new Mahindra e2O electric car cool.

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. launched its new hatchback in New Delhi in March. The car seats four passengers within a plastic composite body powered by 48-volt lithium ion batteries. The compressors supplied by Tecumseh Products Company help the vehicle stay cool at 15,000 Btu/h along its 62-mile (100 kilometer) full charge travel range.

“Tecumseh is pleased to supply its Masterflux product and engineering expertise to the Reva e2O vehicle,” said Tony Carstensen, Masterflux business unit director at Tecumseh. “This project not only supports one of our customers, but also our corporate effort to deliver more eco-friendly cooling technologies throughout the globe.”

Last year the Indian government announced a US$4.13 billion plan to boost the production of electric and hybrid vehicles, with a goal to have 6 million green vehicles on its roads by 2020. The e2O model will initially be sold in India, and an export version will be launched early next year into the European market, Reva officials said. 

Mahindra Reva opened a 30,000-unit-per-year plant in Bangalore, India, in August 2012. The firm invested US$100 million on the facility and model development. The new model is priced


at about US$11,000 in India.

"Our target is to sell 400-500 units every month as this number allows us to invest into R&D to make the product better over a period of time," said Pawan Goenka, president of the automotive division of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Reva's parent company.




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