The traditional fossil fuel-enabled cars are soon to get a gush of their electrical cousins on Indian roads. With the spree to launch EVs, it seems to be the future on the Indian roads. Let us explore these upcoming EVs in India from the leading automotive giants.
Mahindra, Tata, Hyundai, Kia to lead the marathon of Upcoming EVs
Mahindra XUV 500, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Creta, Kia Sonnet and Seltos, MG Astor had smashingly successful results. Their megahit electrical cousins are highly awaited. Mahindra’s KUV100, eXUV 300, Tata Punch EV and Altroz, Kia e-Niro, Mini Cooper SE top the upcoming EVs list.
Mini Cooper SE
Mini Cooper SE is the latest addition to the luxury EV segment in India. It is expected to be launched on the 29th of this month, allowing the customers to pre-book the hatchback. Delivery of the SE is likely to commence from April of 2022. Mini has planned on bringing the SE through the CBU route. Powering the SE is a 32.6kWh battery coupled to a single electric motor. It is capable of producing 184bhp and 270 Nm of torque.
Mahindra eKUV 100
India’s automobile manufacturer Mahindra is launching eKUV 100 in early 2022 and eXUV 300 in 2023. eKUV100 has a 15.9 kWh battery pack and 54.4 bhp motor power with 120Nm of Torque that will deliver a range of up to 150 km.
Mahindra eXUV 300
This electric vehicle from Mahindra is going to compete against the Tata Nexon Electric Vehicle. As per the sources, the ex-showroom price will be Rs. 8.25 lakhs for eKUV 100. There is no news of any technical details about eXUV300.
Tata Punch EV
After successfully launching the Nexon, Tiago, and their electric siblings, Tatas are ready next champions-Tata Punch. The news of the Tata Punch EV launch is based on possibilities as per the news revealed.
Tata Altroz EV
This 5 seater hatchback is expected to be launched in March 2022 in India. Competing with Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV 300, a starting price of Rs. 14.00 lacs is expected.
Hyundai’s Kona facelift
Hyundai Kona was technically the first electric vehicle to hit Indian roads. It had a global mid-life facelift in November 2020, though in India it will be launched by 2022.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai announced their 1000 crore investment towards the research and development of EVs. These futuristic cars save our environment from the hazards of fossil fuel pollution. They are also fantastically cutting down the fuel expenses for car owners in the long run. The Ioniq 5 EV from Hyundai will be a small crossover getting launched in 2022. It is designed as per the convenience of the city commute for office dwellers, businessmen, etc. A body length of 3.5 m- 3.7 m length would help to navigate in narrow city lanes.
- Kia e-Niro
Kia’s e-Nero shares its powertrain with Hyundai Kona- Standard with 39.2kWh battery and Long-Range with 64kWh battery. Kia is planning to target the budding segment of mass car lovers in India. It is planning to launch a small electric SUV made-in India vehicle in 2024.
So, which one is your next smart buy protecting mother earth and saving on the fuel part? Let us know in the comment section below.
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