Electric Cars Available in India (July 2019)
1. Hyundai Kona
Hyundai Kona is powered by a 39.2 kWh battery pack with liquid-cooling technology that has an ARAI-certified range of 452 Km on a single charge. It offers a peak power of 134 bhp, max torque of 395 Nm, and does 0-100 kmph in 9.7 seconds. The car offers different driving modes including Eco+, Eco, Comfort, and Sport.
When it comes to charging, Hyundai Kona offers a really fast charge time. The car can be charged in 6 hours using the bundled 7 kWh charger. There’s also a DC fast charger, which can charge the SUV up to 80 percent in just 57 minutes. When it comes to design, the Hyundai Kona doesn’t disappoint much. It keeps the basic SUV design with small modifications to make it look more futuristic. The interior of the car is pretty minimalist and looks modern.
Interested buyers can get this car via select Hyundai dealership. At launch, the car will be sold through 15 select dealerships in 11 cities around the country.
Price: Rs. 23.50 lakhs (ex-showroom)
2. Tata Tigor EV
While you might spot a Tata Tigor Electric in the wild today, the company is currently only selling the electric variant of the Tigor directly to the state-run Energy Efficiency Service Limited (EESL). However, recent reports suggest that the company is mulling over plans to bring it to private buyers sometime later in 2019, which is great news for the electric vehicle ecosystem in the country.
That said, I don’t have much hope for this car as it’s specs are pretty underwhelming. It is powered by a 72V, 3-Phase AC induction motor which brings about 41 PS and 105 Nm of power. The car can go from 0-60 kmph in 12s and has a top speed of 80 kmph. The car has an expected range of 142 km thanks to the smaller 16.2 kWh battery. The battery can be charged to 80 per cent of its capacity in six hours via a normal charger or in 1.5 hours by a fast charger.
Price: Rs. 9.99-10.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
3. Mahindra e2o Plus
The Mahindra e2o Plus, which is the direct successor of yesteryear’s Reva-i, is a compact four-door all electric hatchback which is powered by a 19KW motor that draws juice from a 48-cell 11KWhr lithium-ion battery. Mahindra Electric claims that the car can run 110kms on a single charge, with the top-end variant boasting a range of 140kms, thanks to a bigger 15KWhr lithium-ion battery.
The battery pack on the Mahindra e2o Plus takes about 6 hours to charge to 100 percent for the base variant, while the top-end variant with the bigger battery will take about 7 hours and 20 minutes to reach 100 percent, using the included 3KW single phase 16A charger. Mahindra also offers a 10KW 3 phase 32A fast charger, which can be purchased separately with the top-end variant, that charges the battery to 100 percent in just over an hour and a half. The Mahindra e2o Plus is available in three variants – P4, P6, and P8 – with the top-end variants featuring an Android-powered touch screen console for entertainment and navigation. The car can accelerate from 0-60kmph in 14.1 seconds and has a top speed of 80kmph.
Price: Rs. 7.57-11.27 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
4. Mahindra eVerito
The Mahindra eVerito is an all-electric version of the company’s four-door Verito sedan which is powered by a 31KW motor and a 69-cell 13.91KWhr lithium-ion battery. Much like the e2o Plus, the eVerito boasts of a 110km range, with the top-end variant going up to 140kms due to the bigger 18.55KWhr lithium-ion battery. Mahindra has also included the patented ‘Revive’ feature with the eVerioto, however, in this case the company offers an addition 8km range in case the driver runs out of juice in the middle of a commute.
Charging the 13.91KWhr battery packs takes around 8 hours and 30 minutesusing the included charger, with the bigger 18.55KWhr battery taking around 11 hours and 30 minutes to charge. With the fast charger that’s sold separately, you’ll be able to charge up to 80 percent in just under one and a half hours for the regular battery and one and a half hours for the bigger battery. The electric sedan can accelerate from 0-60kmph in 10.7 seconds and has a top speed of 86kmph.
Price: Rs. 9.5-10 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
Upcoming Electric Cars in India
1. Audi A3 e-tron
The Audi A3 e-tron is still being called as a concept car however many sources have revealed that this car will be coming to India sooner rather than later. According to Audi’s website, the car will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and produces up to 320 kW of power (boosting up to 370 kW). It will also have a range of 500 kilometers making this perfect for everyday use and more.
The Audi e-tron Sportback also looks breathtakingly beautiful. With its extremely sporty lines, expansive panels and a tapering rear, the car is a beauty to behold. Other highlights include illuminated rings and virtual side mirrors. It looks powerful as well as elegant. Just click on the link below take a look at this car in all its beauty. You will be blown away. The car is expected to launch in September 2020 for an expected price of around Rs. 1.5 crore.
2. Mercedes-Benz EQC
Mercedes-Benz EQC is the company’s answer to the Audio-eTron that we have discussed above. I think Mercedes has a winner on its hands here as the car not only looks good but is also bringing quite powerful specs. First of all, Mercedes is claiming a range of 445-471 kms which is really good. The car also brings a 4Matic (fully variable 4-wheel drive) which will result in both better power and better control.The EQC make a combined 402 bhp of peak power and 765 Nm of peak torque which means the car is going to be super fast.
As per the company the Mercedes-Benz EQC can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. This is great especially when you consider the fact that the Mercedes-Benz EQC is company’s first ever electric car to go under mass production. Talking about the looks, I mean just look at the pictures. The car looks absolutely gorgeous. Both the interior and exterior of the car are just amazing. You can see more pictures of the car by clicking the link below. The Mercedes-Benz EQC is set to be available by the end of the year in India with prices starting at around 65 lakh.
3. Tata Nano Electric
Earlier this month reports revealed that Tata Motors is supplying Nano body shells to Jayem Automobiles which has sparked speculations that the companies will soon launch an electric version of the popular people’s car. The Tata Nano Electric, which is also being referred to as the Jayem Neo, is expected to start shipping sometime later this year, however, the first batch of 400 cars will be delivered to cab aggregator Ola on the day of launch.
4. Tata Tiago Electric
The pre-production version of the Tata Tiago Electric made its debut at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year, featuring a liquid-cooled 85KW motor which will give the car a top speed of 135kmph. The upcoming electric car will do 0-100kmph in under 11 seconds and will offer a range of over 100km on a single charge.
While previously, the Tata Tiago Electric was scheduled to launch sometime in 2020, the company seems to have changed its mind and the car is expected to be launched in March 2019. In terms of pricing, the Tata Tiago Electric is expected to be priced around Rs. 6 lakh.
5. Mahindra eKUV 100
Mahindra debuted the electric variant of its compact SUV, the KUV100, at the 2018 Auto Expo last year. The Mahindra eKUV is powered by a 30KW motor, the same motor which powers Mahindra’s eVerito sedan, and is expected to have a range of 140km. Pawan Goenka, the managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra has confirmed that the all-electric version of its entry-level offering, the KUV100, will go on sale in mid-2019.
Apart from that the company has not made details public. That being said, the price of this car has been speculated and it’s rumored to launch at around 8 lakhs.
6. Tata Altroz
One of the newest electric vehicle announced by Tata is the “Tata Altroz” which is said to be released by the end of this year. In fact, Tata has already released a footage of test-drive of Altroz. That said, the car is complete camouflaged so we don’t have any idea as to what we can expect in the looks department. One thing to note here is that Altroz will be released in both fuel and electric variants so we don’t now which model was being tested.
7. MG eZS
MG eZS is an electric SUV by MG Motor (Morris Garages), which the company is planning to release in India by the end of 2019 or early 2020. When launched, this will only be the second vehicle released by MG Motor in India. The company showcased the MG eZS back in April 2019 and has promised that it will have a range of 300 kms on a single charge.
While MG Motor has not revealed any specs about the car, it has said that it will be an internet connected car and will receive over the air updates just like its MG Hector SUV which was the vehicle with which MG Motor entered India. The company has alsopromised to increase its sales and service locations to 120 by the end of the year which should make it easier for potential buyers to consider the new car.