These Electric Cars in India are leading the Auto Industry by Storm

As electric vehicles become more conventional, there is a significant drop in the cost and increase in demand. The other reasons for this switch from fuel cars to EVs are environmental impact, cost-saving on fuel, tax, and maintenance. On a cost per mile basis, an electric vehicle will cost you a quarter or less than traditional petrol or diesel car.

While globally, people have already made the shift to EVs, Indians are just starting to appreciate the potential and benefits of EVs. In 2019-20, electric vehicle sales were up significantly. Due to this shift in interest, Indian car manufacturers have also started developing new battery-operated vehicles.

If you are in the market, searching for the best EVs in India, you have come to the right place. In this article, we have listed out the best EV choices, both present and upcoming.

 

Tata Nexon EV

Tata Nexon EV is one of the most fantastic EV SUVs present in the market with a 3 Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. It has a Li-ion Polymer battery that is responsible for the liquid cooling of the vehicle. The liquid cooling ensures low temperatures even after a long drive.

While it depends on electricity to run, this car generates impressive peak powers of 127bhp. Tata Nexon EV has three color options: Moonlit Silver, Signature Teal Blue, and Glacier White. It is also the winner of the Subcompact SUV 2018 Award at the 2018 edition of NDTV’s Car and Bike Awards.

tata nexon ev
tata nexon ev

Below are key features that you should consider for making the final choice:

  • Price – Starts at ₹13.99 lakh
  • Battery capacity – 30.2kWh
  • Charging time – 8 hours
  • Highest speed – 120 kmph
  • Distance covered per full charge – 312 km

Tata Tigor EV

A budget EV, Tata Tigor runs using a three-phase AC induction motor. It comes in Egyptian Blue and Pearlescent White color options. It has sufficient boot space that can be very handy for storing luggage.

It has a maximum power of 40bhp.

Tata Tigor EV
Tata Tigor EV

You may consider the following features while making a choice:

  • Price – Starts at ₹9.54 lakh
  • Battery capacity – 21.5kWh
  • Charging time – 6 hours
  • Highest speed – 80 kmph
  • Distance covered per full charge – 142 km

Mahindra e2oPlus

Mahindra e2oPlus is another budget EV available in the market. It has a small body, a bevy of color options, and is a perfect commute option. 

It has a Li-ion like Tata Nexon EV. Mahindra e2oPlus can generate torque and power of 70Nm and 25bhp, respectively.

Mahindra e2oPlus
Mahindra e2oPlus

Features that can be considered while deciding:

  • Price – Starts at ₹7.57 lakh
  • Battery capacity – 10.08kWh
  • Charging time – 6 hours
  • Highest speed – 80 kmph
  • Distance covered per full charge – 99.9km

Hyundai Kona Electric

Another good choice available for the buyers is Kona Electric with advanced Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with a quick pick up reaching 100kmph within 10 seconds. It is a winner of the Electronic Vehicle of the Year Award at the 2019 Tech and Auto Awards.

Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai Kona Electric

Key features that can be considered for making the final choice:

  • Price – Starts at ₹23.71 lakh
  • Battery capacity – 39.2kWh
  • Charging time – 6 hours
  • Highest speed – 167 kmph
  • Distance covered per full charge – 452 km

Mahindra e-Verito

Another Mahindra EV, the e-Verito, is a sedan. It has an AC-induction and three-phase motor.

This EV has a huge boot space for carrying luggage and is suitable for travel. Two of the key features are electro-hydraulic power steering and tubeless steel wheels available in a Diamond White shade.

Mahindra e-Verito
Mahindra e-Verito

Mahindra e-Verito features that can be considered while deciding:

  • Price – Starts at ₹10.11 lakh
  • Battery capacity – 21.2kWh
  • Charging time – 11 – 12 hours
  • Highest speed – 86 kmph
  • Distance covered per full charge – 140km

MG ZS EV

MG ZS EV, a British brand, is considered a premium EV and is one of the top electric cars present in India. 

This brilliantly designed SUV has several impressive features: 448-liter boot space, diamond-cut machined alloy wheels, and electric steering. The motor that powers MG ZS EV is like Tata Nexon EV.

MG ZS EV
MG ZS EV

You may consider the following features while making a choice:

  • Price – Starts at ₹20.88 lakh
  • Battery capacity – 44.5kWh
  • Charging time – 6-8 hours
  • Highest speed – 150 kmph
  • Distance covered per full charge – 142 Km 

Nissan Leaf

Scheduled to be launched in February 2021, Nissan Leaf will have a power of 148bhp and a 320Nm peak torque. As per the reports, Nissan shall launch two distinct models.

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf is buzzed to have the following features:

  • Price – Between ₹35 lakh and ₹40 lakh
  • Battery capacity – 50 kWh and 75 kWh
  • Charging time – Between 8 hours and 16 hours
  • Distance covered per full charge – 400km

Mahindra XUV300 EV

Mahindra XUV300 is another EV soon to be launched EV in the market. The expected launch timeline is December 2020. Its close competition is Tata Nexon EV. 

Mahindra XUV300 EV
Mahindra XUV300 EV

Mahindra is yet to disclose further details regarding this EV but what we so far know is:

  • Expected Price – ₹18 lakh
  • Battery Capacity – 40 kWh

More EVs that shall be launched in 2020-21 are Porsche Taycan, Mahindra eKUV100, Audi e-Tron, and Tata Tiago EV. 

With the increase in environmental awareness and the availability of budget EV options, we can contribute to a sustainable future.

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