Electric cars are slowly gaining attention of more number of buyers. They run on electricity, making them much more affordable to run when compared to fuels. Also, many people like their powerful initial torque that gives an adrenaline rush. So, if you are planning to buy an electric vehicle, this article is for you. In this article, we have mentioned 8 upcoming electric cars in 2022. The prices mentioned in this article are expected ex-showroom prices.
Tata Nexon EV Long Range
For many buyers, one of the biggest drawbacks of the Nexon EV is its range. So to fix that, Tata is all set to launch the Nexon EV with a bigger battery pack. We expect it to be called the Nexon EV Long Range. It will get a bigger 40kWh battery pack over the current 30.2kWh pack. The Long Range is expected to come with a claimed range of over 400km. A real-world range of 300-320km on a single charge can thus be expected.
Tata Altroz EV
The Altroz EV will be completely based on the ongoing Altroz with minimal tweaks in design. It will be built upon the ALFA-Arc platform, which is specially developed for the electric vehicle. This car might get a 30.2kWh liquid-cooled, IP67 lithium-ion battery pack. The motor powering it might be a 3-Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor which could generate around 100bhp. It might be priced somewhere between Rs 12 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs.
Renault K-ZE EV
The Renault K-ZE would be based on the current generation Kwid. The global version makes 43bhp & 125Nm of torque. It gets a 26.8kWh battery pack that takes 4 hours to fully charge from an AC charger. With fast DC charging, it charges from 30 percent to 80 percent in half an hour. It can drive over 200km on a single charge. We could expect the same specifications in the Indian version and it might be launched at a price under Rs 10 lakhs.
Upcoming electric cars 2022 – Hyundai Kona EV facelift
Hyundai has already given the Kona EV a facelift in the international market. Now, we expect that Hyundai might bring the facelifted Kona EV to India too. The facelift has minor changes in its looks. We expect change in its interior and features to take on the competition. This car might compete with the MG ZS EV and the Nexon EV Long Range. The prices might not see a huge jump when compared to Kona electric that is currently available in India.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a premium electric SUV by the brand. The Ioniq 5 SUV looks very striking and premium. It is already on sale overseas and we might see it in India very soon. This car might get features like premium upholstery, Bose sound system, two big 12.25-inch displays, connected car technology, ADAS, and a lot more. It would be the most costly Hyundai car with an expected price between Rs 50 lakhs to Rs 60 lakhs.
Kia EV6 is a premium electric coupe SUV similar to the Hyundai Ioniq 5. It looks very premium and carries on the Kia’s family design. The EV6 might get features similar to the Ioniq 5 like premium upholstery, Bose sound system, 12.25-inch displays, ADAS, etc. We expect that Kia might price it between Rs 55 lakhs to Rs 60 lakhs.
Mahindra is working on an electric version of the XUV300. It could be named the eXUV300 but some expect it to be named the XUV400. It would be built on Mahindra’s MESMA platform (Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture). We expect it to come in a regular version as well as a long range version. A range of about 400kms on a single charge is expected to be made available. It might be priced somewhere between Rs 15 lakhs and might launch sometime by the end of this year or in 2023.
Upcoming electric cars 2022 – Mahindra eKUV100
Mahindra has long been working on the eKUV100. It would be completely based on their KUV100 in terms of looks and dimensions. It would be powered by a 40kW motor with a battery pack of 15.9kWh. The setup would be capable of producing 54bhp & 120Nm torque. The AC charger would take around 6 hours for charging it completely and with DC fast charging, it will charge from 0-80 percent in an hour. It is expected to launch in India at a price tag of Rs 9 lakhs.
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