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Upcoming electric cars in India

Team Ackodrive21, Sep, 2021

With air pollution and climate change becoming a global concern, electric vehicles are taking centre stage as the future of mobility. The technology around environment-friendly cars is evolving, hence allowing car manufacturers to launch more affordable electric vehicles in the coming years.

If you are also looking to buy a futuristic eco-friendly vehicle, here is a list of upcoming electric cars in India.

Upcoming Electric Cars

1. Tata Tigor EV 2021

Expected price: Rs. 10 lakhs

Expected launch: August 2021

Exterior

A glossy black panel is in the place of the front grille as compared to the conventional Tigor variants. The front panel and headlamps have blue highlights that accentuate the overall appeal. The design of the 15-inch alloy wheels has been changed as well with blue highlights.

Powertrain

The Tigor EV is based on Tata Motors’ Ziptron EV technology that has a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. With this setup, the Tigor EV is claimed to accelerate from 0-60 kmph in just 5.7 seconds.

Range

Though Tata Motors hasn’t revealed the range, the Tigor EV 2021 is expected to offer an ARAI-certified (Automotive Research Association of India) range of over 250 km on a single charge.

Features

The car gets a 7-inch Harman touchscreen infotainment system as well as four tweeters and four speakers. Other standard features include automatic AC, multi-function steering wheel, and digital instrument cluster.

Charging options

The Tigor EV takes about 8.5 hours to charge from 0-80%, using a regular wall charger. However, you can use a fast charger for 80% charging within 60 minutes. 

2. Mahindra eKUV100

Expected price: 8.25 lakhs

Expected launch: December 2021

Exterior

The eKUV100 from Mahindra has a new closed-off grille in the front for better aerodynamics. The exterior gets blue accents in the grille, headlamps, taillamps and blue inserts in the alloy wheels as well.

Powertrain

The car comes with a single electric motor powered by a 15.9 kWh battery pack.

Range

The range of the eKUV100 is expected to be up to 150 km on a full charge.

Features

This electric car from Mahindra gets the connected car technology paired with features like location tracking, cabin pre-cooling, driver pattern monitoring system, and remote diagnostics.

Charging options

It takes about 55 minutes to charge up to 80% using a fast charger. You can also fully charge the battery in 5 hours 45 minutes using a standard charger. 

3. Tata Tiago EV

Expected price: Rs. 6 lakhs

Expected launch: December 2021

Exterior

The Tiago EV looks pretty similar to its combustion engine variants, except for the blue inserts on the front grille, headlamps, wheels and taillamps as well.

Powertrain

This electric car from Tata Motors is expected to have a 30kW electric motor with a battery pack of 85 kWh.

Range

Tata Motors claims a range of 130 km on a single charge for the Tiago EV with the ability to reach up to 100 kmph of top speed.

Features

The features are similar to the regular fuel versions with the absence of alloy wheels and projector headlamps. It is built on Tata Motors’ X0 platform and offers vehicle stability control for smooth handling while driving.

Charging options

You get both standard and fast charging options with this model. 

4. Tata Sierra EV

Expected price: Rs. 14 lakhs

Expected launch: January 2022

Exterior

The Sierra EV is an SUV based on Tata’s ALFA-ARC platform and IMPACT 2.0 design concept. While the stance echoes with the original Sierra model, it has been given a unique EV identity through a modernised design.

Powertrain

Tata Sierra is expected to come with an advanced version of the Ziptron EV technology with a lithium-ion battery pack.

Range

On a single charge, the Sierra may deliver around 400 km of range thanks to its advanced powertrain.

Features

The Sierra gets black cladding running across the bottom portion of the body. The dual-tone alloy wheels and LED headlamps also make the exterior attractive.

Charging options

This electric SUV is expected to come equipped with both regular and fast charging options. The fast charging will allow it to charge from 0-80% in just 60 minutes. 

5. Nissan Leaf

Expected price: Rs. 30 lakhs

Expected launch: February 2022

Exterior

Nissan Leaf is an all-electric next generation hatchback with a fluidic design. There are creases all across the exterior that create a strong appeal.

Powertrain

The electric powertrain contains a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, producing 67% more energy than its previous model.

Range

The estimated range of the Nissan Leaf is around 400 km on a single charge.

Features

Nissan is all set to offer its ProPilot autonomous driving feature, which will enable single-lane self-driving. Then, it has the ProPilot Park feature with four high-resolution cameras and twelve ultrasonic sensors to manage braking, acceleration, handling, parking brakes and shift-changing for precise parking.

Charging options

Both regular and fast charge options will be available for the new Nissan Leaf. While the standard charging will take around 8 hours, you’ll be able to charge the battery by up to 80% within 40 minutes of fast charging.

6. Tata Altroz EV

Expected price: Rs. 14 lakhs

Expected launch: March 2022

Exterior

The Altroz EV is a hatchback from Tata Motors. The exterior looks different from its standard fuel versions when you notice the alloy wheel design, star-patterned front air dam and the concealed grille.

Powertrain

Tata Motors is likely to equip the Altroz EV with its Ziptron powertrain with a 30 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Range

The electric hatchback is expected to offer a range of 300 km on a single charge.

Features

In terms of features, you can expect connected car technology, automatic climate control, and a semi-digital instrument cluster.

Charging options

This electric hatchback will come with regular and fast charging options. The fast charge option will enable 80% of charging in just an hour.

7. Renault K-ZE

Expected price: Rs. 10 lakhs

Expected launch: March 2022

Exterior

The Renault K-ZE draws so many elements from Renault Kwid. For instance,  the K-ZE has LED DRLs with a split-headlight design similar to the petrol-powered Renault Kwid. However, the bumpers in the front and rear are entirely restyled for aerodynamic enhancement.

Powertrain

Powering the K-ZE is an electric motor that runs on a 26.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Range

The claimed range for the K-ZE is 350 km on a single charge.

Features

On the feature front, the vehicle offers an 8-inch infotainment system, tyre pressure monitoring system, semi-digital instrument cluster, air quality sensor and remote vehicle telemetry system to automatically monitor the car’s RPM (Revolutions Per Minute), voltage, temperature etc.

Charging options

With a regular charging source, the battery pack takes around 4 hours to attain 100% charge. However, there is a fast charging option available that can increase the charge from 30-80% in only 30 minutes. 

8. Mahindra XUV300 Electric

Expected price: Rs. 18 lakhs

Expected launch: April 2022

Exterior

Mahindra’s XUV300 Electric is going to be a sub-four-metre SUV with a concealed grille. You will see restyled bumper and headlamps as compared to the standard fuel XUV models.

Powertrain

The company has recently revealed that the XUV300 Electric will have a 40 kWh battery pack with an electric motor to power the vehicle.

Range

Mahindra is claiming to deliver a range of 300 km with this electric SUV.

Features

Mahindra is yet to reveal the features of XUV300 electric.

Charging options

Mahindra has not revealed the charging time and options for this model yet. 

Frequently asked questions

Where can I charge an electric car?

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You can charge your electric car at home or on the move. The car manufacturers usually provide a home-charging setup to charge the EV at home. Or, you can locate charging stations in your city and other parts of the country while travelling to charge your vehicle on the move.

How long does it take for an electric car to charge 100%?

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With a regular charging source, an electric car may take around 8 hours to 15 hours to fully charge depending on the make and model. But these days, new electric cars support the fast charging option that provides full charge within 60 minutes on average.

Can I rely on an electric car for long journeys?

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New-age electric cars are not very energy-intensive. Depending on the battery type, you can cover a distance between 100 km and 400 km on a single charge. Moreover, there are charging stations spread across the country. But ensure that your journey route has enough charging stations if you plan a long drive.

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