The EV boom is slowly moving in India. Most manufacturers have just started exploring this space. In 2022, we saw several EVs, from the most affordable (Tiago EV) to expensive ones like (the Mercedes EQS, Kia EV6 etc). Now in 2023, we could see more new EVs in the market. In today’s article, let’s talk about upcoming EVs 2023.
Upcoming EVs 2023 – MG Air EV
MG is also entering the compact EV space with the Air EV. But the Air EV is quite different from the C3 EV and Punch EV. It is a compact two-door four-seater car. Essentially the Air EV is a Kei car which are popular in South East Asia. But such cars have never worked in India, and MG is taking a huge gamble. MG is expected to load the Air EV with premium features and interiors. Globally, the Air EV comes with two motors and range options; a 30kW and a 50kW with two range options – a 200km standard and a 300km extended one.
Tata Harrier EV
Tata had a blockbuster Auto Expo with unveils of the ICE Tata Curvv and the Tata Sierra EV. However, the model that grabbed the most eyeballs was the Harrier EV. The Harrier EV comes with a closed-grille design with a connected DRL design. At the rear, we have blacked-out tail lamps with a connecting strip in the middle. Tata didn’t reveal the specifications, but we can expect a range of 500km+. According to Tata, the Harrier EV is almost production ready and could go on sale before the end of 2023.
Tata Altroz EV
Another EV Tata could bring this year is the Altroz EV. Tata has had the Altroz EV ready for some time now displaying at various Auto Expos. But it seems that this year, Tata could finally launch it in the country. The Altroz EV could get some minor changes in the exterior. In the interior too, we could see blue highlights. Specs-wise, it could come with a 30.2kWh battery pack paired with a 127bhp motor. Tata could launch the Altroz EV in mid-2023.
Skoda Enyaq iv
Skoda will be embarking on its EV journey in India with its Enyaq electric SUV. The car has been spotted testing in India and according to reports Skoda plans to launch the Enyaq iV in the country by the end of this year. The Enyaq iV will come through the Completely Knocked down (CKD) route. Range and specification-wise, we could see a 77kWh battery pack with a claimed range of 513km (WLTP cycle) paired with a 265bhp motor.
upcoming EVs 2023 – Volkswagen ID.4
Following Skoda, will be Volkswagen with its own electric SUV, the ID.4. The ID.4 is a sister model to the Enyaq iV. Globally, the ID.4 comes with two motor options. One is a single motor variant capable of producing 201bhp & 301Nm of torque. The second is an all-wheel-drive variant that produces 295bhp. What about its range figures? The range varies from 480km to 520km (WLTP cycle), depending on the motor layout. Like the Enyaq iV, the ID.4 will also come through the CBU route in the country and is expected to be launched after the Enyaq iV.
Tata Punch EV
Tata already has a major lead in the EV space, and it wants to continue that momentum. The Punch is the second best-selling SUV in Tata’s product lineup, and it could be the next ICE car to get the EV treatment. On the exterior, it could get blue highlights and teal blue colour. In the interiors, we could see more blue highlights and some added features. Range and motor could be shared with the Nexon EV Prime. So we can expect a 30.2kWh battery pack paired with a 127bhp. Tata could launch the Punch EV by the end of 2023.
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