Electric Mahindra Thar Render Gives Us Desi Electric G-Wagen Goals

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The Mahindra Thar is arguably one of the more iconic off-roaders on sale and the new-generation model is enjoying massive popularity. With its vintage inspired style and a highly capable build, the Thar is making it to multiple garages across the country. The Thar is to the Indian off-roading scene what the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen is to Germany or the Jeep Wrangler is to the United States of America. And with those off-roaders getting electric versions of their own, someone has envisioned what the Thar would look like in an electric avatar. The renderings from Bimble Designs imagined an all-electric Mahindra Thar or an eThar that will run on lightning with 4×4 capability.

The Mahindra Thar electric rendering retains most of the lines and squared bits from the original design. The design sketch does get upgrades in the form of beefier airless off-road tyres, while that familiar slatted front grille has been covered up. There’s also a custom bumper with a bumper guard, LED headlamps and LED light bars on the roof and bumper. The electric off-roader has been envisioned as a hardtop and even gets a lifted suspension and protective skid plates. Compared to the ICE Thar, the spare wheel has been given a miss while the electric motor is visible below the rear bumper. The designers have also incorporated a functional roof rack for a tent and it gets ladders on each side to get you up there. Given that this is an off-roader, the imagined Thar electric is likely envisioned with two electric motors, one on each axle.

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While the render looks exciting, it’s unlikely that the Thar will get an electrified version anytime soon. Mahindra has a couple of new EVs coming up under its Born Electric platform and we will have to wait and watch if an electric off-roader is part of that plan. The company has announced a five-door Thar set for launch later in the decade but an electrified version hasn’t been explicitly stated. Could there be a surprise? We will have to wait until July to find out.

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