Mahindra e2o electric city car pulled from UK sales

Weak sales reported as reason Mahindra ceases to sell G-Wiz successor, and vehicles sold will be bought back at full price

The Mahindra e2o electric microcar has been withdrawn from sale in the UK just 13 months after it was launched, according to reports. The successor to the G-Wiz is said to be falling short of sales targets, resulting in Mahindra & Mahindra's decision to cease trading here.

The Reuters report cites an official letter sent to a buyer in which a Mahindra spokesperson states e2o sales are at "an untenable level for us to maintain the investment required". The trading situation under Brexit is also mentioned as a reason for the decision, which sees all pending orders for the car cancelled.

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The report also suggests that Mahindra will buy back any examples of the e2o delivered to customers at the full purchase price. No sales figures have been released by the Indian carmaker, which also owns SsangYong.

The EV, which cost up to £15,995 and could go from 0-50mph in 18 seconds, was pitched as a direct replacement for the Reva G-Wiz. Top models came with heated seats, sat-nav and two airbags, but weren't far in price from full-size electric superminis like the Renault Zoe.

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