Electric vehicles are the new talk of the town with the range of incentives from the government in Budget 2019. With the new range of policy incentives Indian auto market believes that more companies will enter and the existing companies will shift to the new technology.
So we tried to find the best, adaptable and cost-effective electric cars already being offered.
10. Tata Tiago EV
The optional variant for the Tiago model came in November 2018. Tata also empowers its Tigor also with its electric technology. Being an electric version Tiago is no different from its mechanical brothers. The outer looks are identical except for the blue accents at the exterior. The EV version is powered by 30Kw electric motor and a 216Ah battery pack. The model has a range of 130km with a top speed 100kmph. The price range for EV model is around 5L to 6L (Ex-Showroom).
9. Mahindra e2o NXT
The first electric vehicles from Mahindra is relaunched in Auto Expo 2018 as e20 NXT. This small yet efficient electric car comes with enough space and comfort than expected. The model is equipped with a 72V battery and produces 40PS and 91Nm torque. The car has a range of 140Km in a single charge. Interestingly, the car takes on nine hours charge to attain full charge. However, the newly coming update can have 80% charge within 90 Minutes. The e2o NXT comes in 3 Variants namely P2, P4 &P6 and has a price range of 5.5L to 7.5L (Ex-Showroom).
8. Tata Tigor EV
The tailed version of Tata Tiago that comes with a range of 140km. The new model expected to be here by March 2020 and can come up with 200km range. The EV version offers 40.23bhp power and 105Nm torque. The model comes in two variants XM & XT. The Tigor comes in a range of 11L to 12L (Ex-Showroom).
7. Mahindra E Verito
The Mahindra’s version of the Renault’s Logan that is now electrified. The new e-Verito is powered three-phase 72V electric motor and produces 41PS power and 91Nm torque. But the range comes to be around 110km bit less than the e2o. e-Veriot comes in 2 variants namely D2 &D4 and is in a range of 13.17L to 13.43L (Ex-Showroom).
6. Mahindra e-KUV 100
The sub 4m compact SUV from Mahindra got a major revamp in mid- 2019. The new model is electrified and comes as another variant in the KUV range. Though the price range is not yet known, it could be between 8-10L (Ex-Showroom). It comes with 3-phase AC induction 31kW electric motor coupled with a lithium-ion battery. e-KUV boasts of 140km range and fast charging too. Just like the e2o, the battery can be charged in less than an hour for up to 80%
5. Suzuki e-Wagon R
Suzuki is not in the race of electric vehicles but the new incentives from the government and the new regulations made it so. Unlike the Tata and Mahindra, Suzuki is giving a new look to its electric models. The first becomes the Wagon-R in the race. Incidentally, Wagon-R always comes in the alternative fuel variant. Initially, the model was also in CNG option and it is in an electric version. The new model is different at the first look with a heavy body and new look. In fact, the Indian version is not revealed but would come by 2020. The electric conversion project is in a joint venture with Toyota for aiding technology and manufacturing of the new EV’s. The specifications are to be known somewhere around 2020.
4. Kia Soul EV
Kia, the latest debutant in the Indian auto market is eyeing to launch its electric fleet soon. The 4m compact SUV concept looks stylish with razor-thin LED headlights. The biggest distinction is the longest taillights at the back covering the windshield. The plug-in-hybrid SUV comes with 17-inch alloy wheels too. The new Soul comes with 64KWh lithium-ion battery and produces 204PS power and 395Nm torque. The 2020 debutant would be having a range of 450km. On the other hand, the AC charging takes around 9.5 hours for a full charge. Interestingly, Soul also comes with a DC charging option and takes around 1 hour for a full charge.
3. Nissan Leaf
The silent and latest entrant in the compact SUV segment. The next-Gen all-electric Leaf comes with power, intelligence & driving says, Nissan. The first-ever electric model from Nissan comes with a host of technology facilities like pro pilot parking assisted by 12 ultrasonic sensors and many more. Coming to the performance Leaf gives out 150PS power and 320Nm torque. The Leaf is equipped with 40KWh battery and increases the power by 67% than the 2010 model. Leaf claims to have a range of 400km.
2. Hyundai Kona
The electric debutant from Hyundai is a compact SUV just like Kia’s Soul. The all-electric SUV comes with a cost range of 22L to 24L (Ex-Showroom). Kona comes with four variants & two battery options 39KWh and 64KWh battery packs. A 100KW motor with 39KWh battery produces 136PS. Another is the 150KW motor with 64KWh battery producing 240PS. The Kona claims to have 452km of range per charge. Kona also offers charger options too. There is a 50KW fast charger that can charge 0-80% in 57 minutes and 7.2KW AC wall-box charger that takes around 6 hours fora full charge. There is also a 2.8KW regular socket charger that takes 19 hours for a full charge.
1. Audi e-Tron
One of the very few luxury cars that have an electric charge. The e-Tron from Audi came back in November 2018. The fully electric SUV powers 360PS and torque of 103Nm. This makes the range of 0-100kmph to just 5.7 seconds. e-Tron is mated with 95KWh battery pack that gives 400km range and can be charged in 30 minutes for up to 80%. Coming at a cost range of 1.5 Crore, the car can be an option for business sector people.
So, these are the few best cars present or will be coming soon in the Indian market. Though the new entrants are coming to India that would take a bit time to establish and offer their services.