The future of Indian mobility is electric cars. In the coming few years, the way India is going to commute is electric. Hence this is the hunt for the best electric cars in India in 2021.
The wait is not very far, as the electric commute gears are already becoming omnipresent in Indian electric vehicle scenario. The urban mobility with sustainable electric vehicles is going to stay and change the way India commutes.
“And India has caught up with the game of electric vehicles by the rising number of sustainable commute vehicles. And we are all waiting that time where for every 5 cars sold, at least one is electric”Team ecogears
But mass is still confused, which is the best electric car in india in 2021? Here we present you the best of electric vehicles in India and made for India.
|Best electric cars in India 2021|
|Hyundai Kona Electric|
|Tata Nexon EV|
|Tata Tigor EV|
|MG ZS EV|
The number of electric car sales in India remain relatively small compared to petrol, diesel, LPG, and CNG powered cars, but things are changing slowly in India
With a view to boost the sales of new electric vehicles in India in the national capital, the Delhi Government introduced a new EV policy that offers a subsidy based on battery capacity,
- Rs. 5,000/kWh or up to Rs. 30,000 for electric two-wheelers
- Rs. 1.5 lakh for all-electric cars.
Seeing the support from the government and huge incentives on buy, a lot of conventional car users have already made up their mind to jump into this revolution of the electric ecosystem in India.
Here we reveal our top picks for the best electric vehicles to go for in 2020. This will help you decide which electric car is best for you based on its price, range, and features.
Best electric cars in India 2021:
Hyundai Kona Electric
At the moment the best electric car in 2021 to choose from comes from Korean makers.
The new electric cars in India are expected to be the best buying option in an Indian electric vehicle market that is susceptible to changes and paves its way towards the electric vehicle ecosystem in India.
The long-range electric car Hyundai Kona electric has made the dream of millions of Indians to travel between cities with zero emissions come true.
Apart from everything, Kona electric stands out on being the car with maximum efficiency and driving comforts.
The ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) has certified the Hyundai Konda to have the best range for an electric car with a single charge in India i.e. 452 km and claims to be the best mileage electric car in India.
With an impressive kilometer range of 452 km in a single charge, fast charging can juice up the vehicle to an 80 percent charge in less than 57 minutes.
The Hyundai Kona Electric is powered by a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and has a 136 PS massive electric motor.
The vehicle is expected to be charged completely in 6 hours and 10 minutes with a 7.2 kW charger. As per reports, Hyundai received 300 orders of the electric vehicle last year. The company is expecting to sell 500 units by end of 2020.
For charging Hyundai takes the responsibility to set up home chargers along with the installation of AC 7.2 kW chargers in all of its 15 electric vehicle dealerships in 11 cities across India
Also, Hyundai has partnered with Allianz Worldwide Partners to provide for vehicle to vehicle charging which are available in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Customers from Delhi can benefit from the portable car chargers that are available through Road Side Assistance on Allianz Trucks.
India doesn’t have many EV charging stains, but Hyundai just like other EV selling companies in India have promised for an ecosystem of electric vehicles with widespread network electric vehicle charging station across India.
Hyundai Kona Price: Rs 23.75 Lakhs Onwards (ex-showroom)
See the Hyundai Kona Electric specifications and Hyundai Kona Electric price below:
|Hyundai Kona Electric||39.2 kWh||452 km||23.75 lakhs|
Tata Nexon EV
After the greatly loved Tata Nexon, the car giant has incorporated the state-of-the-art electric vehicle technology ‘ZIPTRON’, into a new electric vehicle of a kind, the Tata Nexon EV.
With the launch of the EV, Tata Motors made long-range EVs more accessible with a ARAI approved range of 312 kms in a single charge which takes up to 8 hours.
ZIPTRON technology comprises a highly efficient permanent magnet AC motor providing superior performance on demand with the best motor for an electric car.
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It also offers the best in industry dust and waterproof battery system meeting IP67 standards. Further, ZIPTRON utilizes smart regenerative braking to charge the battery while on the drive.
The all-new Tata Nexon is powered by a 30.2 kWh battery and a 129 PS permanent magnet synchronous motor incorporated in the new Ziptron technology to make it the car with the best electric car batteries.
This ‘different’ experience, can be evident in the Nexon EV, the undeniably important EV from the stable of one of the most dependable names in the market ever.
The EV can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds. A fast charger takes about 60 minutes to charge the EV to 80 percent while a normally mounted charger will juice up the vehicle to full charge in 8 hours.
The battery pack comes with a warranty of 8 years/160,000 km and the trust of renowned carmaker Tata motors.
The car comes with two driving modes – Sports and Drive
Seeing the above-mentioned features the Nexon EV can be said as the best electric car to buy in India in 2021 with a price range of INR 13.99 Lakh (ex-showroom)
Tata Nexon EV Price: Rs 13.99 Lakh Onwards (ex-showroom)
See the Tata Nexon EV specifications and Tata Nexon EV price below:
|Tata Nexon EV||30.2 kWh||312 km||13.99 lakhs|
Tata Tigor EV
The best-selling electric car in India from tata sold around 1700 by Dec 2019 and is expected a sale of 9000 vehicles by the end of 2021.
With Tata Tigor, the household brand tata has made its first-ever sub-compact sedan in the electric vehicle category. With the recent upgrade, the sedan is expected to deliver a range of 213 Kms.
As Nexon not being the only electric car made by tata in the development of the electric vehicle ecosystem in India, Tata Tigor is now made widely available to the public with a wide network of vehicle chargers.
the EV comes with a 21.5 kWh battery which powers the massive 30 kW motor. The vehicle is expected to have a top speed of 80 km/h.
With a regular charger the vehicle is expected to get juiced up in 11.5 hours, and to 80 percent in two hours with a fast charger of 15kW.
The vehicle comes in a price range of 9.54 lakhs(ex-showroom) in India. The warranty which the company provides is of 3 years or 1.25 lakh km.
Tata is also set to make an upgrade to the on-sale Tigor that is expected to launch by the end of 2020
The electric vehicle comes with 5.0-inch touch-screen infotainment among the other features, which is one of its kind.
Tata Tigor EV Mileage: 210km/full charge
Tata Tigor EV Price: Rs 9.44 Lakh Onwards (ex-showroom)
See the Tata Tigor EV specifications and Tata Tigor EV price below:
|Tata Tigor EV||21.5 kWh||213 km||9.44 lakhs|
MG ZS EV
After the launch of hector, the brand MG ZS, has set itself a standard and any vehicle they launch is expected to have great features.
Also seeing that the number of vehicles of hector being sold, MG ZS is told as one of the best electric cars to buy in India in 2021 with a jaw-dropping range of 343 km in a full charge.
It is the first electric car from the brand MG in India, which received a great response in a very short span of time.
The brand MG motors received over 2400 bookings in 27 days, higher than the total number of electric vehicles sold in India in 2019.
With its efficiency and comfort, the brand has set itself a standard in the electric vehicle ecosystem in India and leveled up to the best electric car companies in India.
The MG ZS EV is powered by a 44.5-kWh battery and driven by a 105kW motor; the motor produces a torque of about 353 nm. The company expects the car to go from 0-100km/h in 8.5 seconds. The expected top speed of the car is 140km/h.
The charging really fascinates the customer as the car is provided with a 44.5 kWh battery. With a 50kW fast charger, the battery can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 50 minutes.
With help of charge-on-the-go Road Side Assistance, the MG extended its electric vehicle charging ecosystem network with charging stations in different parts of India in their dealership and along key routes
The company claims to offer a free charger installed at the customer’s desired location by eChargeBays.
The MG ZS EV comes in a price range of 20-23 Lakhs, keeping in mind the efficiency and the high-end performance.
See the MG ZS EV specifications and MG ZS EV price below:
|MG ZS EV||44.5 kWh||343 km||20 lakhs|
Mahindra eVerito is the first-ever car to have the revive feature, with which the customers can travel some extra miles after the charge runs out, till they find the next nearby charger. The Mahindra eVerito which is also known as the most efficient car in India offers a range of 181 kms.
The all-new Mahindra eVerito is powered by a three-phase 72V electric motor that produces 41PS of power and 91Nm of torque. The newer model has a claimed range of 110km, claiming a top speed of 86 kmph.
The Mahindra e-Verito sedan comes in three variants which are D2, D4 & D6 which differ in features and price range. The D4 variant of the sedan car costs around Rs 9.5 lakhs and the D4 and D5 have priced at Rs 9.75 lakh and Rs 10 lakhs respectively.
The electric car in India comes with regenerative braking which is an energy recovery mechanism that slows down a moving vehicle or object by converting its kinetic energy into a form that can be either used immediately or stored until needed.
The eVerito offers two modes – Eco and Boost for a better driving experience according to the demand of the drivers.
The EV comes with a 21.2 kW battery and a 31kW motor on board. With a regular EV charger in India, the battery can be charged in one hour. It takes about 30 minutes to get juiced up to 80 percent with a regular charger.
The electric car is priced with 20.88 lakhs(ex-showroom) in India.
The Indian carmaker Mahindra is currently developing the second generation eVerito sedan on the MESMA 350V platform, and is expected to launch within 2 years.
See the Mahindra eVerito specifications and Mahindra eVerito price below:
|Mahindra eVerito||21.2 kWh||181 km||20.88 lakhs|
Priced at 8.25 Lakhs the Mahindra eKUV was launched at the auto expo 2020, soon it became the most affordable electric car in India 2021 in comparison to the recent EVs launched in the market.
The Company claims and ARAI approved a range of 147km for the Mahinda eKUV, which is a okayish mileage for electric cars in India.
The car comes with a fast-charging option equipped with a 15.9kWh battery for the best battery & range availability. The Mahindra eKUV has 40kW motor, which in turn produces a maximum torque of 120Nm with a maximum range of 147km
The company aims to divert the vehicle towards the shared mobility segment and is expecting to launch it in late 2020 or early 2021 in the Indian electric vehicle market.
The vehicle is expected to give the fleet owner a good profit margin in the field of shared mobility segment.
See the Mahindra eKUV100 specifications and Mahindra eKUV100 price below:
|Mahindra eKUV100||15.9 kWh||147 km||8.25 lakhs|
Seeing the boom in electric vehicles and electric vehicle market in India, India is likely become the hub of major electric vehicle startups and electric ecosystem.
And we are expecting you would be getting one sooner or latter, so which of the above suits your needs, do mention in comments bellow.
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