• Upcoming Electric Cars in India

    With the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council slashing the tax on electric vehicles (EVs) to 5% from the previous 12% in a bid to curb pollution, Indian buyers can now consider buying EVs. Many car manufacturers are looking at reaping the benefits of the tax cut and launch their electric cars in the days to come. If you are one of those who wish to contribute to the reduction of pollution in the country, you must go for an electric vehicle and to help you decide on which EV to pick, we have compiled a list of the upcoming electric vehicles that will be launched in India in 2020-2021.

    1. Audi e-Tron: The Audi e-Tron was shown at the manufacture’s annual summit in September 2018. It was Audi’s first electric model. The car is expected to be priced around Rs.1.5 crore. Some of the main features of the vehicle are mentioned below:
      • The vehicle could be launched with an electric motor on each axle.
      • The car comes with a range of 400 kilometres on one charge.
      • The top speed of the car is 200 kilometres per hour.
      • In the normal mode, it takes 6.6 seconds for the car to go from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
    2. Mahindra eKUV 100: The Mahindra eKUV 100 was showcased in 2018 at the Auto Expo. The electric variant of the car looks very similar to the regular variant except for a few design changes. The car is expected to be priced between Rs.7 lakh and Rs.9 lakh. Some of the main features of the eKUV 100 are mentioned below:
      • The car may come with a range of up to 140 kilometres.
      • It is expected to be powered by a 31 kW electric motor.
      • With fast charging, you will be able to charge up to 80% with an hour.
    3. Nissan Leaf: The car was confirmed in January of last year and is expected to launch this year in India. The Nissan Leaf is the world’s high selling electric vehicle. The price of the car may be between Rs.30 lakh and Rs.45 lakh. Some of the main features of the car are mentioned below:
      • The car is expected to come with a 40 kWh battery.
      • The range of the car on a single charge may be up to 400 kilometres.
      • Depending on the power capacity, the charging time may vary between 8 hours and 16 hours.
      • The Nissan Leaf will come with quick charging. Using this feature, up to 80% charge can be completed in 40 minutes.
    4. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV: The Wagon R Electric will be Maruti Suzuki’s first electric in India. The car was showcased at the MOVE Global Mobility Summit. The car is expected to be priced at around Rs.20 lakh. Some of the main features of the car are mentioned below:
      • The Wagon R EV will come with a Lithium-ion battery pack.
      • The range of the car is expected to be around 130 kilometres.
      • The vehicle is expected to support fast charging.
    5. Tata Altroz: The Tata Altroz is expected to launch in the second half of the year. The car was showcased in the Geneva Motor Show in 2019. The car is expected to be priced at around Rs.10 lakh. Some of the main features that the vehicle is expected to come with are mentioned below:
      • The range of the car is expected to be between 250 kilometres and 300 kilometres.
      • The vehicle may come with a charging time of 60 minutes.
      • The car is expected to have the same exterior and interior features of the regular hatchback expect for a different alloy wheel.
    6. Mahindra XUV3OO EV: The Mahindra XUV300 EV is expected to launch in April 2020. The interior, body panels, and underpinnings of the car are expected to be the same as the standard variant. The vehicle may be priced around Rs.15 lakh. Some of the main features that the car may come with are mentioned below:
      • The vehicle is expected to be powered by a 130 bhp electric motor.
      • The Mahindra XUV300 EV will come with a 40 kWh battery pack.
      • The car will come with fast charging.
      • The range of the car is expected to be 300 kilometres.
      • The exterior styling of the Mahindra XUV300 EV will be different from the standard model.
    7. Mahindra-Ford Aspire EV: The Mahindra-Ford Aspire EV will be the first product that will be developed by the Mahindra-Ford partnership. The car will be based on the Aspire. The vehicle is expected to launch by the end of 2020. The car may be priced at around Rs.15 lakh. Some of the main features of the Mahindra-Ford Aspire EV are given below:
      • The car will be powered by a 60 kW motor.
      • The battery pack of the car will be 25 kWh.
      • The range of the vehicle may be around 150 kilometres.

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