The EV space is quickly catching steam in India. Charging infrastructure is being rapidly developed which shows that we are moving in the right direction. Also, a lot of encouragement has been shown by the central as well as state governments in the form of subsidies for electric buyers and manufacturers. We are expecting several launches from well-known brands in the EV space in the coming time. Today, we bring to you a list of upcoming EVs in India. Let’s go.
Mahindra is mainly known for its SUVs in the country, and the brand is looking to establish its EVs on the existing SUVs as well. The eKUV100 will be one of the first EVs to be launched by Mahindra in India. This EV will have a range of 150km on a single charge. It will be powered by a 15.9kW electric motor. The charging time will be six hours on a regular socket, whereas, with fast charging, the car will be able to charge from 0% to 80% in one hour.
The eXUV300 was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. It will be launched after the eKUV100 in India. The overall design will be similar to the regular XUV300, however, we expect a few highlights on the exterior and interior in order to differentiate the electric car from the engine-powered car. This car will directly compete with the Tata Nexon EV. The eXUV300 will come with a range of around 375km. Other specifications are a mystery at the moment.
Tata Altroz EV
Tata has showcased the Altroz EV during various events. The Altroz EV will try to mimic the success of the Nexon EV at a lower price point. The Altroz EV will come equipped with an IP67-rated dustproof battery and will have a certified driving range of 300+km. It will have no direct rival in the EV segment.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV
The WagonR EV is expected to be the most affordable electric vehicle available in the country once it is launched. It has been spotted testing quite a few times, but Maruti is expected to hold the launch until the charging infrastructure is extensively available in the country. It is expected to offer a range of 150km when fully charged.
Renault 5 EV
The Renault 5 EV will be one of the products when the brand finally enters the EV space. It is based on the Renault Group’s new CMF-BEV platform for small electric cars. The production-spec 5 will use new powertrain technology and nickel, manganese and cobalt-based (NCM) batteries. It will get a range of 400km. It will only make sense for India if some amount of localization takes place.
MG Nexon EV rival
MG already has the ZS EV in India, but it wants to bring a more affordable electric car to compete with the Tata Nexon EV. It could get a range of 400km. The car will cost under Rs 20 lakh, allowing it to snatch some portion of the EV market share from the Tata Nexon EV.
Tesla Model 3
Tesla is entering the Indian market soon. We have already seen the Model 3 being tested here in India. The Model 3 comes with various drivetrain and range options outside India, however, we expect the standard variant to be offered initially in order to keep the pricing competitive. The car will come loaded with features. The launch is expected somewhere around the end of 2021 or in Q1 2022.
The Porche Taycan is the first-ever electric vehicle from Porsche and is based on the Mission E concept. It will come to India through the CBU route. The Taycan is powered by a high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 93.4kWh. It has a range of around 300km to 400km.
The vehicle was released recently and has been listed on the official Indian site of Mercedes-Benz. The EQS is a luxury-focused EV model from Mercedes-Benz. It should launch in India somewhere around early next year.
Volvo XC40 Recharge
The XC40 Recharge is also one of the upcoming EVs in India. It is expected to be launched by the end of this year. The car will come through the CBU unit. Volvo XC40 Recharge will get a twin-battery setup with a claimed range of 418km.
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