Electric cars in India 2019

Currently, India has four electric cars available in the market, namely- Hyundai Kona Electric, Mahindra e-Verito, Mahindra e20Plus, and Tata Tigor EV. Kona Electric is one of the most desirable EVs in the market presently.

In 2013, India uncovered the ‘National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020’ to tackle the issues of national energy security, vehicular pollution, and the growth of domestic manufacturing capabilities. Recently, Chandigarh became a part of the electric vehicle revolution and proposed EV-only registration after 2030. The government of India has been putting in efforts to promote the production and adoption of electric cars in India. So far, these are the four electric cars that have been launched in India. 


Hyundai Kona Electric

India’s first long-range SUV, Kona Electric, has an ARAI-claimed efficiency of 452 km per full charge. The electric Hyundai SUV is currently priced at Rs 23.71 lakhs (ex-showroom India), dropping by Rs 1.6 lakhs approximately due to new GST cuts. Kona’s electric motor churns out 136PS and 395Nm and is capable of accelerating 0-100kmph in 9.7 seconds that maxes out at a speed of 154 km/h. The electric motor that draws power from a 39.2 kWh battery pack supports a lightning-fast charging that charges the battery from 0-80% in 57 minutes. 

 The Hyundai electric car comes packed with features like other Hyundais like digital driver’s display, satellite-linked navigation, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming IRVM, a head-up display, cruise control, sunroof and more. The sleek design and power-packed features of the SUV Hyundai Kona Electric make it one of the most desirable upcoming electric cars in India. It is available in 5 colors, namely Polar White Dual Tone, Typhoon Silver, Marine Blue, Phantom Black, and Polar White, with two variants- Premium and Premium Dual Tone.


Mahindra E Verito

June 2016: Mahindra electric car e-Verito electric sedan has been launched in three variants with two colors- Diamond White & Desat Silver, priced at Rs 9.5 lakh (D2), Rs 9.75 lakh (D4) and Rs 10 lakh (D6) ex-showroom Delhi. The only limiting factor that comes with the electric car is that it can touch a top speed of only 85 kmph. It is powered by a 41 bhp 72-volt electric motor that takes 8 hours for a full charge, though the top-end variant offers a quick charge facility that can charge the EV in 1 hour 45 minutes. 

 The e-Verito is an all-electric sedan from Mahindra & Mahindra and is based on the company’s low selling Verito sedan that features an all-electric drivetrain. The Mahindra electric car price ranges from Rs 9.50 lakh to Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Mahindra e-Verito, available in three different variants, offers a 200 Ah battery generating a max power and max torque output of 41 bhp and 91 Nm, respectively. The electric automobile comes with a direct drive transmission with an option to select from Eco or Boost modes. The Mahindra electric car offers plenty of space for its occupants and a tastefully crafted interior. The electric vehicle offers a mileage of 140 km per charge. 


Tata Tigor EV

Lately, Indian carmaker Tata Motors launched its electric sedan Tigor EV in the market with an extended range. The Tata electric car has been priced at Rs 9.44 lakh (ex-showroom) after the government subsidies for commercial vehicles. Till now, Tigor EV had already been launched in India but was only available for government institutions and fleet operators. 

The EV is available in three variants XE+, XM+, and XT+ priced at Rs 12.59 lakh, Rs 12.79 lakh, and Rs 12.91 lakh ex-showroom India respectively for personal buyers and starts at Rs 9.44 lakh for commercial buyers. The updated version of Tigor EV has an increased range of 213 km compared to 142 km earlier due to the 21.5 kWh battery pack compared to the 16.2 kWh battery pack offered earlier. The 72V 3-phase AC induction motor is capable of churning out 41 PS of max power and 105 Nm of peak torque. The Tata electric car supports two driving modes- Drive & Sport. The EV has two charging points available, one for regular charging and the other for fast charging. The company has not revealed the charging times for the upgraded battery pack yet. Tata Motors is offering a 3-year/1,25,000km warranty on the Tigor EV as a longevity surety. The Tigor Ev is available in three colors- Pearlescent White, Egyptian Blue, and Roman Silver.


Mahindra e2oPlus

Mahindra e20Plus, currently available in two variants P4 and P6 at Rs 8.70 lakh and Rs 9.46 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. The electric car has an 11-16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that takes five hours for a full charge and delivers a range of 120 km and a max speed of 90 km/h. The electric vehicle is available in four different colors, namely, Coral Blue, Wine Red, Arctic Silver, and Solid White. The e20Plus is an all-electric hatchback from Mahindra & Mahindra. Like other pure electric automobiles, all variants of the car come with an automatic drive and direct drive. It offers a touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone integration, navigation system, and climate control system. The electric vehicle has a mileage of 110 km per charge. 

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Saumya Uniyal
Saumya Uniyal
A passionate writer with bachelor’s in the field of English & Journalism. Other than being a bibliophile, some of her hobbies are travelling, photography and poetry.

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