India-based Mahindra Group inaugurated the Mahindra GenZe electric two-wheeler facility and the Mahindra North American Technical Center (MNATC) in Southeast Michigan. Mahindra already has a presence in the United States with IT companies—Tech Mahindra and Bristlecone—as well as the world’s number one selling tractor brand based on volume. The new Technical Center adds to this footprint and reflects the Group’s continued commitment to North America.
The GenZe by Mahindra is the first urban transportation vehicle to be offered by the Mahindra Group. The compact unit has a top speed of 30 mph (48 km/h) and a range of 30 miles (48 km). Mahindra GenZe selected Ann Arbor, Michigan for its manufacturing facility following a nationwide search. This facility has the capacity to assemble up to 9,000 vehicles per year, with the ability to ramp up to 20,000 vehicles if needed.
The new MNATC facility in Troy, Michigan provides both engineering expertise as well as vehicle prototyping capabilities in support of Mahindra’s aggressive strategy to become a top global automotive brand within the next 10 years.
Mahindra GenZe was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with a goal to develop sustainable urban transportation solutions. The GenZe vehicle is being designed, engineered and manufactured in Ann Arbor.