Upcoming electric cars in India

Upcoming electric cars in India

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The Automobile sector is updating day by day. India is also in the course of this update. With the increasing climatic issues, automobile companies are investing more in sustainable electric vehicles like an electric car.

In the next few years, the ratio of electric vehicles to fuel-driven vehicles will increase significantly.

Here are some of the electric cars which will be launching soon in India.

Audi e-Tron GT

Audi e-Tron GT

Audi has announced the launch of its third electric car Audi e-Tron GT. The volume production will start at the end of 2021.

The sleek design is conceptualized and drawn from the aerodynamic design of the wind tunnel.

Expected price of Audi e-Tron GT: 99 lakh

Expected launch date of Audi e-Tron GT: yet to be disclosed

Features and specs of Audi e-Tron GT

The company claims that the car will have a max power of 434kW and should be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.5 seconds.

It features separate electric motors for the front and rear axle.

In order to maximize the range, the top speed is 240 kmph. The driving range will be over 400km.

Pros

  • Regenerative braking system
  • Better safety features

Cons

  • Competitively lower max speed

Mercedes Benz EQA

Mercedes Benz EQA

It is an entry-level car in the electric car segment of Mercedes.

The car’s design is with a close call to the Mercedes GLA series. The company claims that it generates 268hp in the all-wheel-drive version.

Expected price of Mercedes Benz EQA: 60 lakh

Expected launch date of Mercedes Benz EQA: October 2021

Specs and features

A single electric motor will handle the power duties. The company claims that Mercedes Benz EQA will accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 8.9s, which is rather not very impressive.

The driving range is not confirmed yet, but it might be somewhere between 200 and 250 miles.

Pros

  • Compact SUV design
  • 4-wheel drive variant available

Cons

  • Competitively slower 0 to 62mph pickup
  • Lower drive range

Tata E vision electric

Tata E vision electric

Tata motor has recently unveiled a new electric sedan, the Tata E-vision electric.

The car will be available in all-wheel drive, accommodating two electric motors each for the front axle and rear axle.

Expected price of Tata E vision electric: 25 lakh

Expected launch date of Tata E vision electric: yet to be disclosed

Features and specs

The company claims that the car shall accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 7 seconds.

The car will have a driving range of about 350 to 420 km.

Pros

  • Competitively lower price
  • All-wheel drive variant available

Cons

  • Slow acceleration

BMW i3

BMW i3

BMW i3 is a compact SUV sedan. The car has been unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018.

The car comes with the option to have an extra fuel-powered range extender. This range extender will increase the driving range as a fuel engine does.

Expected price of BMW i3: 1 Crore

Expected launch date of BMW i3: June 2022

Features and Specs

BMW i3 will come with some high-end features like the rear doors open opposite to the front door.

It has ample space for luggage accommodating around 14 carry-on suitcases. BMW i3 also offers Apple car play but misses android connect

Pros

  • Fast 0 to 100 kmph acceleration

Cons

  • Short driving range for electric-only variant

Renault K-ZE

Renault K-ZE

You can think of Renault K-ZE as an electric version of Kwid. The car was unveiled at Auto Expo 2020.

This compact SUV is a 2-wheel drive accommodating a 26.8kWh lithium-ion battery.

Expected price of Renault K-ZE: 10 lakh

Expected launch date of Renault K-ZE: March 2022

Features and Specs

The company claims that the battery produces a max of 44bhp and 125Nm of torque. The driving range is around 271km according to the NEDC cycle.

Renault K-ZE will be able to hit a top speed of 105 kmph.

It shall come with an automatic transmission, which will lead to significant car service and maintenance costs.

Pros

  • Affordable in its segment

Cons

  • Low drive range

 

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

Nissan has officially unveiled its all-electric Leaf for testing in India. That means the car will roar on Indian roads very soon.

Nissan leaf is a very successful electric car in other countries, and now it is all set to enter the Indian market.

Expected price of Nissan Leaf: 30 lakh

Expected launch date of Nissan Leaf: February 2022

Features and Specs

Nissan Leaf mounts on an automatic transmission system. It features Pro Pilot Parking. The company claimed the driving range is about 364km, and the battery capacity will be around 62kWh.

Pros

  • Longer drive range
  • More safety features

Cons

  • Competitively less affordable

 

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

Tesla, the most awaited car manufacturer, is now all set to step into the Indian market with its first Electric Tesla Model 3.

The car will be available in more than one variant, including the all-wheel dual-motor variant.

Expected price of Tesla Model 3: 60 lakh

Expected launch date of Tesla Model 3: December 2021

Features and Specs

The Tesla Model 3 shall be available in both single and dual motor variants. The dual-motor all-wheel-drive variant has a range of around 423km.

It will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.5s.

Pros

  • Equips high tech features
  • Faster acceleration

Cons

  • Competitively expensive

 

Tata Tiago EV

Tata Tiago EV

Tata Tiago EV was officially unveiled at Auto Expo 2018. The car is an electric version of its Tata Tiago.

After the launch, Tiago EV could be the most affordable electric hatchback in the Indian market.

Expected price of Tata Tiago EV: 6 lakh

Expected launch date of Tata Tiago EV: December 2020

Features and Specs

Tata Tiago will be available in Automatic transmission. The battery will be able to produce 40bhp.

The car will likely accommodate a 3-phase Ac induction motor. The driving range will be around 130km.

Tiago EV will feature regenerative braking, dual airbags, touch screen infotainment, and many more.

All these will be available with the standard version of the Tata Tiago EV.

Pros

  • Affordable

Cons

  • Low driving range

 

Mahindra XUV 300 electric

Mahindra XUV 300 electric

Mahindra XUV 300 electric is, as you can assume will be an electric version of Mahindra XUV 300.

The car was first showcased in Auto expo 2020. The company has planned an investment of 3,000 crores in its electric vehicle segment by 2025.

Expected price of Mahindra XUV 300 electric: 18 lakh

Expected launch date of Mahindra XUV 300 electric: April 2022

Features and Specs

A 40kWh battery will handle the power duties of XUV 300 electric. This battery will deliver 53bhp.

The driving range will be around 375km. The car will be available in a standard and extended range.

It will equip a dual-motor setup. Both the fast and standard charging options will be available.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Better drive range in the extended version

Cons

  • Low drive range in the standard version
  • More price difference between standard and extended version

 

Volvo XC 40 Recharge

Volvo XC 40 Recharge

Swedish luxury auto manufacturer is all set to launch its Volvo XC 40 recharge in the Indian market.

It is expected that the car will be the most affordable luxury electric car in India. The company announced that it is looking forward to replacing all its internal combustion engine cars with fully electric vehicles.

Expected price of Volvo XC 40 Recharge: 60 lakh

Expected launch date of Volvo XC 40 Recharge: October 2021

Features and Specs

XC 40 will be an electric variant of the fuel-driven XC 40. It will have a 78kWh battery.

This battery should be capable of generating 204bhp. The driving range will be over 418km.

After the launch, XC 40 will compete with Mercedes Benz EQC and Jaguar i Pace. These cars are also yet to launch about the same time as XC 40.

Pros

  • Affordable electric luxury car
  • Long drive range

Cons

  • Much difference in price between the fuel-driven and electric variants

Conclusion

Shortly, there will be a lot more options for electric cars. These cars will not have much effect on the environment. Due to this reason, there is a greater chance of success of these electric vehicles.

These are some of the upcoming electric cars in India.

  • Audi e-Tron GT
  • Mercedes Benz EQA
  • Tata E vision electric
  • BMW i3
  • Renault K-ZE
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Tata Tiago EV
  • Mahindra XUV 300 electric
  • Volvo XC 40 Recharge
Mukesh choudhary
Mukesh choudhary
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