1. Tata Tiago EV
Tata Motors recently revealed the plans to launch the Tata Tiago EV in the Indian market. The company has not given much information about its upcoming electric car but it is being said that the company is going to use 26 kWh battery in it. The car will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 8.5 seconds, while it will take an hour to fully charge with a fast charger.
The company is planning to launch it between Rs 10-12 lakh. It could be the cheapest electric car from Tata Motors as well as the most affordable electric car sold in India. Currently, there is no other electric car in the hatchback segment to compete with the Tata Tiago EV. Tata Motors has not officially announced the launch time, but according to the news, Tata Tiago can be launched in this festive season.
2. BYD ATO3
Chinese automaker BYD has recently started expanding its vehicles in the Indian market. BYD has been in the Indian market for some time now and is selling its electric vehicles for commercial use. The company is in the process of selling the E6 Electric Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) in the Indian market and is now gearing up to bring a new SUV. BYD’s next electric car in India is going to be the BYD Atto3.
The company plans to sell 10,000 units of this SUV in India within two years. BYD Eto3 is likely to be introduced in the festive season this year. The car will be sold in India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU). The cars will be assembled at BYD’s Sriperumbudur facility in India. The company claims that this electric SUV can give a range of 450-500 km when fully charged. In India, this car will compete with the Hyundai Kona EV.
3. Tata Altroz EV
After officially revealing the launch of the Tata Tiago EV, Tata Motors may also launch an electric variant of the Altroz hatchback this year. Tata Motors will not delay the launch of new electric cars in view of competition from domestic manufacturer Mahindra. Tata Motors recently revealed the introduction of 10 electric cars for the Indian market. One of these cars could also be the Altroz EV.
In the Tata Altroz EV, the company can use the same battery and platform as the Nexon EV Max. Told
The company is expected to use a 30.2 KWh lithium-ion battery pack in the Altroz which will give the car a range of 312 km on a full charge. The estimated price of Altroz EV can be Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).
4. Hyundai Ionic 5
Hyundai is also not behind in the race for electric cars in India. Hyundai is already selling the Kona EV in the Indian market and is now planning to expand the EV range to include the Ionic 5 as well. The electric SUV is already on sale in the international market, where it is available in standard and long range models.
The standard model of the Hyundai Ionic 5 offers a range of 358 kms, while the long range model has a range of 488 kms. It is offered with a 58 kWh lithium-ion battery in the standard model, while it comes with a 72.6 kWh lithium-ion battery in the long range model. The power and torque outputs of both the models are also different. The company will not delay in launching the Ionic 5 in the Indian market.
5. Hyundai Kona EV Facelift
The Hyundai Kona EV was introduced alongside the MG ZS EV. While the ZS EV has been updated last year, Hyundai hasn’t made any significant changes to the Kona EV yet. However, it is now expected that the company will launch the Kona EV facelift later this year. It is expected to get a new front and rear bumper design with sharp headlamps and a new front grille. The interiors may get a new dashboard layout with a larger touchscreen infotainment system.
The Hyundai Kona EV facelift is expected to be offered in the current configuration with a battery-pack of 39.2 kW, but it may come with a different tuning. Hyundai may also introduce the new Kona EV with a bigger battery pack. The Hyundai Kona facelift could be priced around Rs 50 lakh.