The electric space is growing in the country. Earlier we only had a few options, but now more & more manufacturers are bringing their EVs into the country. Yesterday, Mahindra launched the XUV400. So how does it stack against other cars like the Tata Nexon EV and MG ZS EV? In today’s article, let’s talk about the best electric SUV under Rs 30 lakhs.

Dimensions

The Mahindra XUV400 is 4,200mm in length, 1,821mm in width and 1,634mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,600mm and has a ground clearance of 180mm. While, the Tata Nexon EV is 3,993mm in length, 1,811mm in width and 1,616mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,498mm and has a ground clearance of 205mm. Also, the MG ZS EV is 4,323mm in length, 1,809mm in width and 1,649mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,585mm and has a ground clearance of 177mm. 

Battery & Range

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The Mahindra XUV400 comes with two battery options – a 34.5kWh and a 39.4kWh. The 34.5kWh battery pack delivers a claimed range of 375km, while the bigger 39.4kWh delivers a claimed range of 456km. Both batteries are paired to a 147bhp motor producing 310Nm of torque. Mahindra claims an 0-100kph time of 8.3 seconds. The XUV400 comes with a 50kW DC fast charger, a 7.2kW and a 3.3kW option.  

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The Nexon EV comes with two battery options – a 40.5kWh and a 30.2kWh. The 40.5kWh comes with a 143bhp motor and a claimed range of , while the 30.2kWh comes with a 127bhp and a claimed range of 312km. The bigger motor can do the 0-100 sprint in under 9 seconds. Nexon EV also comes with a 50kW DC fast charger, a 7.2kW and a 3.3kW option. 

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The MG ZS EV only comes with a 50.3kWh battery pack delivering a claimed range of 461km. The battery is paired with a 173bhp motor capable of producing 280Nm of torque. MG claims a 0-100 sprint time of 8.5 seconds. The ZS EV supports a 50kW DC fast charger and a 7.5kW option. 

Best electric SUV – Features

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The XUV400 comes with an all-black interior colour scheme. Feature-wise it comes with a 7.0-inch infotainment system, all-disc brakes, smartphone connectivity, 6-airbags etc. 

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The Nexon EV prime comes with features like an electric sunroof, connected car technology, a 7.0-inch infotainment system, 8 speakers (4 speakers & 4 tweeters), a semi-digital instrument cluster, etc. While the Nexon EV Max gets additional features like ventilated seats, auto-dimming IRVM, ventilated seats, wireless charging, air purifier, all-disc brakes, electronic parking brake, rotary gear selector with digital display and ESP.

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The interiors of the ZS EV look premium. Being an MG it comes loaded with features like a panoramic sunroof, a 10.1-inch infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster etc. 

Pricing

The pricing of the Mahindra XUV400 starts from Rs 17.00 lakh and goes to Rs 20.14 lakh. While the Tata Nexon EV Prime starts from Rs 16.07 lakh and goes to Rs 18.71 lakh & Nexon EV Max Starts from Rs 19.51 lakh and goes to Rs 21.24 lakh. The ZS EV is the costliest of the lot with a starting price of Rs 24.26 lakh and top variants going to Rs 28.45 lakh. All prices mentioned are on-road, Mumbai.  

Best electric SUV – Conclusion

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So which is the best electric SUV under Rs 30 lakhs? It is hard to pinpoint one clear winner. All three cars have their own plus points. The Mahindra XUV400 has its plus points like performance and space. While it lacks in its features. In comparison, the Nexon EV Max offers a good blend of everything and also is a tried and tested product. The MG ZS EV offers a premium experience and also the highest range in this category. So overall you can’t go much wrong with either of these cars. 

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