How many times have you dreaded spending so much for fuel? Petrol or diesel, they’re both really expensive in this country. But as Electric vehicles are starting to make their debut in the Indian Automotive market, this problem is slowly starting to look small and we can finally think EVs are the future vehicle. Although Electric vehicles still have the potential to grasp the Indian audience into buying them, it is mainly because they are relatively new in the market. They also contribute a very little percentage to the total passenger vehicle sales in India as they are an emerging segment in the Automobile industry. But the question here is: Can we afford them?
Absolutely, Let us take a look at four such models that are of high quality and in the affordability range:
- Tata Tigor EV:
The Tata Tigor electric sedan was initially launched in June 2019 and was only available to commercial buyers. Who are commercial buyers? Well, they are a group of professional buyers who are mainly targeted to test initial launches and give their analysis on the same. When launched in 2019, it had a 16.2kWh battery and 142km ARAI rating, which didn’t seem to impress these buyers. So, Tata Tigor decided to upgrade this car and bring out a 21.5kWh battery pack, which could go up to 213Km on a single charge. This is a drastic improvement bought in better reviews and was soon open to individual buyers too. The new facelift of Tigor, called The X-pres T is currently available only to fleet buyers and is yet to be launched to the general public. The price for this car ranges between Rs.12.77 and Rs.13.09 lakhs.
- MG ZS EV:
The new MG ZS EV is an attractive car that gives a 44.5kWh battery pack, a big cabin space and comes with interesting features. Its most recent upgrade is the increase in the ARAI range that went from 340km to 419km. This car is set to range between Rs.20.99 and Rs. 24.18 lakhs. Some features of this car include a multi-function steering wheel, electrically adjustable seats, smart connectivity, a touch-screen infotainment system and loads of safety features.
- Hyundai Kona EV:
This vehicle was initially launched in July 2019 as the Korean car manufacturer wanted to make its debut in the electric car market. It comes with a 39.2 kWh battery and can cover a distance of 452 Km on a single charge according to ARAI. Some of its interesting features include different drive modes to select from, Eco, Eco+, Comfort and Sport, Tilt and Telescopic steering, smart connectivity with voice recognition, a 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system, sporty roof rails and bi-functional LED Headlamps. Currently, the price of this car ranges from Rs. 23.77 – 23.96 lakhs.
- Tata Nexon EV:
The Tata Nexon EV is quite an upgrade from its first launch and is equipped with the latest technology. It is one of Tata’s best alternatives to its range of petrol and diesel cars. It gives a battery power of 30.2kWh battery that lasts up to 180-220km on a single charge. Presently, this car has been put on hold from sales in the market due to issues regarding its range despite hitting 4,000 unit sales in April 2021. Interesting features of this car include projector headlights, smart connectivity, voice controls, and rain sensors. The price of this car ranges from Rs.13.99 to Rs.16.85 lakhs.
So to say, the above-mentioned cars are some of the best EV models that currently exist and are really affordable in the present market and also justify our title EVs are the future . But our options are not limited to just these! More EV launches are soon to happen this year, so stay tuned.
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