Top 5 upcoming electric cars in India | India’s air quality impacted harmful levels since Delhi is the world’s most polluted metropolis. With India on its way to 5G connection and a growing number of Smartphone users, the number of people who purchase online or place orders and supplies through apps will only grow dramatically over the next three to five years.
As internet penetration continues to rise, the quantity of delivery trucks has grown due to the expansion in acceptance of industries such as e-commerce and food innovation.
They will require many additional batteries if they make a substantial switch to electric cars. The overall number of licensed automobiles in India is projected to be about 280 million (as of 2019 in 2017), with thousands of new vehicles added to Indian roadways every month. More than 500,000 electric vehicles, including corporate, public, two- and three-wheelers, are now on the road in India.
Top upcoming electric cars in India
Recently, BMW has launched two electric cars in India – the iX SUV and the Mini Cooper SE and on April 28, 200 BMW will launch the i4 sedan in India. The company unveiled i4 globally last year during March and the car is based on a specially adapted version of the 3 Series’ CLAR architecture.
Globally, the BMW i4 is available in two variants – eDrive40 and M50 xDrive – both of which are powered by a floor-mounted lithium-ion battery pack having a gross (total) energy capacity of 83.9kWh and a net (usable) capacity of 80.7kWh.
The BMW i4 rivals Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan globally. The AWD variant has a Sport Boost mode that unleashes the full potential for 10 seconds and it can do zero to 100 kmph in just 3.9 seconds. The RWD variant has a claimed range of 590 km while the AWD is rated to have a driving range of 510 km on a single charge in the WLTP cycle.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is expected to launch Ioniq 5 later in 2022 in India. However, no official details have been announced yet. The South Korean auto company is planning to launch at least six new electric vehicles in India by 2028 and the Ioniq 5 will be part of that strategy. The design of the Ioniq 5 is based on the 45 EV concept.
Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 EV uses eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials for interiors. The seats are clad in an eco-processed leather that is dyed and treated with plant oil extractions from flaxseed.Other soft furnishings throughout the cabin consist of textiles derived from sustainable fibers such as sugar cane bio components, wool and poly yarns, as well as material woven from fibers made from crushed used PET plastic bottles. Surfaces such as the dashboard, switches, steering wheel and door panels are coated in a polyurethane bio paint composed of oils from rape flowers and corn.
According to the official website, the car can support both 400 V and 800 V charging infrastructures. The multi-charging system is the world’s first patented technology. Using a converter that plugs into the bidirectional exterior charging port, you can power devices up to 3.6 kW even when the vehicle is turned off. IONIQ 5’s 800 V battery system offers the following charging times:
- 350 kW DC station: Charging time 18 minutes from 10 to 80% Range added from 5 minutes of charging: 88 km.
- 50 kW DC station: Charging time 43 min 30 s from 10 to 80% Range added from 5 minutes of charging: 27 km
Tata Punch EV
The Tata Punch EV, which is set to debut in 2022, is anticipated to be the brand’s most affordable electric vehicle in our industry. The same Ziptron EV technology will power it as the Nexon EV. A 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack is expected to fuel a 129bhp electric motor positioned on the front axle of the tiny SUV.
The Nexon EV is reported to have a distance of 312 kilometres on a single charge. The Punch-based EV is projected to include an upgraded electric motor with around 300 kilometres. It will provide 100PS and 200NM of power and torque, respectively.
- Navigation system and 7.0-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system
- iRA connection technology for semi-digital instrument clusters
- Modes of operation
- LED DRLs with projection screen headlights that charge wirelessly
- Cruise Control with Front and Rear Power Windows
- Automated climate control
- The driver’s seat is completely customizable.
- Activate the start/stop icon.
Along with Punch EV, Tata motors is expected to launch around 10 new electric car variants in 2022 inclunding the Altroz EV, Punch EV, a new Coupe SUV EV and Sierra EV.
Tata Nexon EV – Extended Range
Tata’s innovative Ziptron electric powertrain is used in the Nexon EV. The electric motor produces 129 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque. According to ARAI, it is powered by a 30.2kWH battery pack and has a range of 312 kilometers. The bigger battery pack is expected to offer a range of over 400 kilometres.
The Nexon EV’s engine enables rapid charging and can charge from 0% to 80% in under an hour. It takes 8.5 hours to recharge a battery from 10% to 90% using a standard charger.
The Tata Nexon EV measures 3,993mm in length, 1,811mm in width, and 1,606mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,498mm. Projector halogen headlights with LED DRLs, 16-inch dual-tone alloy rims, and LED tail lights are among the Tata Nexon EV’s exterior characteristics.
- 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels with a 7-inch touchscreen entertainment system
- Contrast Headlamps that turn on automatically
- Leather-wrapped gear shifter and quality leather seats
- Rain-sensing automatic wipers
Tata Altroz EV
The Tata Altroz EV might be powered by the same battery pack that powers the Nexon EV. However, the model will most likely have a varied power output and driving range. The driving range may be north of 300 kilometres.
The EV version is projected to have a revised grille, a modified air dam, a new teal blue colour, electric blue highlights and all round, and no exhaust pipe at the back, as opposed to the ICE-powered Altroz. The Tata Altroz EV’s interior is believed to be remarkably similar to its ICE equivalent. The absence of a conventional gearbox, which will lead to extra capacity around the centre console, is the only change we foresee.
The Altroz EV is expected to deliver up to 300km on a single charge. Tata first showed the Tata Altoz concept in 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show. It will come with an updated Ziptron technology from Tata, the same that powers the Tata Nexon EV.
The Mahindra eXUV300 will be powered by a rechargeable battery developed with LG Chem by Mahindra Electric. On a full charge, this Lithium Ion battery pack is said to have a range of 300 kilometres.
Mahindra was one of the first Indian manufacturers to launch an electric vehicle. However, right now Mahindra does not have anything for the mass market. The new electric SUVs are designed at Mahindra’s new design studio facility located in the UK. It is called Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (MADE).
A new aero grille, revised front and back bumpers, new headlights and tail lights, new aluminum wheels, and redesigned front and rear bumpers distinguish the Mahindra eXUV300 from its ICE-powered sister. The Mahindra eXUV300 is the XUV300 small SUV’s all-electric variant.
- Six airbags
- ABS with EBD
- ISOFIX child seat
- Backward camera with instruction
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Rear Parking Sensor
- Cruise Control
- Child Door Lock
The processing eKUV100 is remarkably similar to that of the combustion engine-powered KUV100. The only significant alterations are the new closed-off front grille (for better aerodynamics) with tiny arrow-shaped inserts – six of which are completed in blue – and the two recharging port flaps – one on each front fender.
The eKUV100 has a 15.9kWh battery pack that drives a single electric motor with 54.4hp (40kW) and 120Nm of torque. On a standard charger (using the port on the front right fender), this rechargeable battery to 100% in 5 hours 45 minutes, or to 80% in 55 minutes
- Remote Diagnostics through Smart Phone Interface
- Pre-cooling of the cabin
- Tracking your position
- Charge status is monitored while driving.