New Delhi. The country’s leading automaker Mahindra & Mahindra is one of the first movers to introduce electric cars. Despite falling behind its competitors in the race to deliver electric vehicles, the domestic automaker is still in the race. Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra is very excited about electric vehicles. Anand Mahindra on Monday posted a video of Roy Doring’s Ford Prefect electric car from 1968 on his Twitter account. He said, “Never be afraid to be ahead of your time. #MondayMotivation” (I also think a new electric automobile named ‘Dorring’ would be a great tribute and idea).
The tweet went viral in the automobile community almost immediately. It is currently being speculated that Mahindra is working on a new electric vehicle with the moniker ‘Doring’. In this video Roy Doring converts the 1959 100E Ford Prefect to run as an electric model. It is said to be Australia’s first electric sedan after World War II. It was the last of the 51 electric vehicles replaced by Doring. The electric vehicle was introduced for the first time during the 2018 Australia Day Carnivale in Sydney.
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Originally, the Ford car was powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine. Doring used 13 exide batteries and a 3 kW electric motor to convert the automobile into an EV. This electric car, replaced by Doring, was charged with a domestic 240V socket. It used to take 3 to 4 hours for this car to be fully charged. On a single charge, the car can go up to 70 kms with a top speed of 60 kmph.
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It has become common to see electric cars on the roads these days. Nowadays almost all the automakers are engaged in the manufacture of electric cars. Driving a car on electric power instead of ICE was, however, a phenomenal idea in 1968. On the other hand, Roy Doring was also a big fan of electric vehicles.
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