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Mahindra unveils $11,000 electric SUV as India goes green

Automaker turns to local parts to keep prices low

Mahindra unveiled what it called "India's most affordable" electric vehicle. (Photo by Akira Hayakawa)

NEW DELHI -- Major Indian automakers touted their commitment to electric vehicles as Auto Expo 2020 opened to the public on Feb. 7, though each embraced a different strategy toward preparing for stronger emissions standards that take effect nationwide in April.

Mahindra & Mahindra focused on affordability in India, unveiling an electric sport utility vehicle priced at just 825,000 rupees ($11,600) for buyers who use government subsidies.

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