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Thinking of Buying an Electric Car in India! Here’s a list that could help you Decide

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India is still a long way back to have a seamless electric vehicle ecosystem on its roads. Why is it so? Is it because these cars are very pricey or do we not have the proper infrastructure? Or is it because we are not ready to accept electric cars as real? Critics say that the technology is not mature enough to travel long distances or suitable for Indian roads. Another reason could be the lack of enough choices and a perfect combination of convenience, price, and looks.

Though the last year was not a good one for the automobile industry, we expect 2021 to be better with news like Tesla entering the large Indian market creating a lot of awareness among the masses. Also, rising fuel prices and increased awareness about climate change could propel Indians to think in this direction.

I truly aspire to own one someday. So today I delve into the existing and upcoming electric cars in India to help readers make an easy choice. There are many advantages of buying an electric car.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Reva Electric car – Mahindra’s Reva looks like a futuristic stylish car. It takes 7 hours to fully charge the car which can be conveniently done at night. A fully charged Reva can easily drive up to 48 miles. It will cost you somewhere between Rs.4+ and 5+ lakhs.

Tata Nexon EV – Tata Nexon EV is one of the affordable EV SUVs in India currently priced in between Rs.14-16 lakhs having a range of more than 300 km on battery only.

Hyundai Kona Electric – The car comes with a 39.2kWh battery in India and the car can run up to 452km on a single charge. However, practically speaking the range comes at around 300 km on a single charge, which is still remarkable for an electric SUV. It takes about 6 hours to charge the Kona fully.

MG ZS EV – The ZS can be fully charged in 18 hours and can deliver 419 km of driving range. The car ranges from Rs.20-24 lakh in different variants. MG Motor is expected to launch another EV which will be priced under INR 20 lakhs mark.

Coming Soon

Mahindra eXUV300 – The electric car is expected to be launched by Q2 2021 by Mahindra. This car will be capable of a driving range of around 370kms. Mahindra is focusing on electric cars this year. The first variant is expected to come with a 350V powertrain with an affordable battery pack with a range of around 200kms. The other variant is expected to come with a 380V powertrain and a battery pack with a range of around 370kms.

Mahindra KUV – Another of Mahindra’s electric cars, Mahindra KUV is expected to have a range of 160-180 km on a single charge.

Tata Altroz – After the success of its Nexon EV, Tata is all set to launch Altroz by 2022.

Maruti WagonR EV – Maruti is also launching an affordable EV in the Wagon-R variant.  This fast-charging EV (~6 hours) is expected to be available at a price range of Rs.7 lakhs. The range of the Wagon-R EV will be ~250km when fully charged. This could revolutionize the electric car market in India as it will be available on a relatively cheaper price band.

The international car brand Ford is also expecting to launch its Mustang Mach E and Aspire Electric. Mustang Mach E is expected to deliver ranges of ~340km-483 km, while Aspire is expected to be launched under Rs. 15 lakhs.

Tesla Model 3 – The entry of Tesla on the Indian soil has already created a lot of buzz.  Tesla has recently registered a subsidiary company in Bengaluru, India. Its Model 3 is among the most affordable and the best-selling models of Tesla to date and the company is expected to launch the same in India. Its driving range is above 400 km. The Tesla Model 3 could be launched in India by the end of the first quarter of FY 2021-22. However, the base price of this model starts from Rs. 60 lakh.

Here, is a list of Best Electric Cars Running In India done by me three years ago.


Sneha Shah

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