If there is one thing that the whole globe has realized in the last several years, it is that we need to begin making apologies so that the ecosystem that we have ravaged may begin to recover. With nearly every industrialized country now paving the way for a clean transportation revolution, India has begun to follow suit.
The introduction of electric vehicles has ushered in a paradigm shift that will make people more environmentally conscious while also providing them with the benefits of cleaner air and financial security by removing them from the shocks of constantly fluctuating fuel prices. Here are a few Electric Vehicles available in India at the moment.
Tata Nexon EV
The Tata Nexon EV is offered in three trim levels: XM, XZ+, and XZ+ LUX. Signature teal blue, glacial white, and moonlight silver are the three color possibilities for the electric SUV. Remote diagnostics, vehicle health warnings, and Over-The-Air (OTA) upgrades are all possible with the car’s health monitoring system.
A three-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor with 127bhp and 245Nm drives the Nexon EV, which is combined with a 30.2kWh lithium-ion and liquid-cooled battery pack. The Nexon EV has an ARAI-approved range of 312 kilometers and is IP67 rated. The charging options include a bundled charger of 3.3kW which can charge 20-100 percent of the battery in 8 hours while the fast charger of 25 kW can charge the battery in 60 minutes from 0-80%.
Hyundai Kona Electric
The Kona Electric is billed as “India’s First True Electric SUV,” according to Hyundai. Hyundai has launched the Kona EV in India via the CKD method, with the vehicle being manufactured locally at Hyundai’s Chennai factory. Hyundai is expected to send 1,000 Kona Electrics to India, according to reports. The electric version receives modest modifications over the standard model, including a new grille with a charging outlet, a modified front bumper with aerodynamic intake vents, and an altered rear bumper to hide the exhaust vents. The battery pack is built into the all-new chassis, and the e-SUV has a 373-liter trunk.
MG ZS EV
The MG ZS EV 2021 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 21 lakh (ex-showroom). Excite and Exclusive, the upgraded model’s two versions, are priced at Rs 21 lakh and Rs 24.18 lakh, respectively.
The 2021 MG ZS EV has an upgraded iSmart system with Hinglish voice commands, compared to the previous model. This technology enables the car to respond to over 35 Hinglish voice commands, including opening the sunroof (Khul Ja Sim Sim), turning on the radio (FM Chalao), and altering the air conditioning temperature settings (Temperature Kum Kardo). The ZS EV’s ground clearance has been raised by 16 millimeters to 177 millimeters. New 215/55 R17 tires are also fitted to the vehicle.
Tata Tigor EV
On August 31, 2021, Tata Motors unveiled the Tigor EV in India. It is the carmaker’s most cost-effective electric vehicle.
The Tigor EV is powered by a 26kWh lithium-ion battery pack that uses the brand’s Ziptron technology. The electric car produces 74 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque and accelerates from 0 to 60 kilometers per hour in 5.7 seconds. It also supports CCS2 charging, which includes rapid charging, as well as charging from any 15A outlet. The battery can be charged from zero to 80 percent in roughly 65 minutes when connected to a fast charger. Tata Motors also claims a 306-kilometer ARAI-certified range. The Tigor EV has a length of 3,993mm, a height of 1,532mm, a width of 1,677mm, and a wheelbase of 2,450mm.
The Mahindra e-Verito is an electric version of the Verito car that is powered by Mahindra Electric’s newest powertrain technology. New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Nagpur, and Jaipur are among the places where the all-electric, zero-emission sedan is now available. Mahindra’s electric sedan, the e-Verito, comes in three trim levels: D2, D4, and D6, with prices ranging from Rs 9.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The car is equipped with a direct drive single gear transmission that channels power to the front wheels and is powered by a 3-phase 72V induction motor providing 30.5kW of power and 91Nm of torque. With rapid charging techniques, the electric vehicle can be charged at home and takes approximately an hour and 45 mins at a complete charge. The car is touted to go up to 110 kilometers on a single charge.
Strom Motors R3
Strom Motors is an Indian startup that mainly focuses on electric vehicles for urban India. Unlike other cars, the Strom R3 is a 2-seat three-wheeler vehicle. It is said to have a range of 200 kilometers, according to Strom. It will be powered by a 48-volt electric system with a 15kW (20.4PS) electric motor with a torque of 90Nm. Two more variants with ranges of 120km and 180km may be available, however, the 200km version is the only one currently booked. The automaker claims that charging the battery would take three hours, although the voltage requirements for the onboard charger have yet to be published.
Keyless entry, power windows, a digital driver’s display, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, voice and gesture controls, temperature control, and GPS navigation are all included in the Strom R3.
Upcoming EV’s In India
Indian market being a huge prospect for electric vehicles we can expect many electric cars to come. Upcoming electric cars in India include Audi e-tron GT, Tesla Model 3, Tata Tiago EV, Mercedes-Benz EQA, Mahindra eKUV100 and Renault Zoe among others.