This article is going to provide you with a list of the best electric cars in India. Read on to discover.
Electric automotive engineering is not the future, it is right here with a wide range of EVs operating on the Indian roads. The time when at least one out of three cars sold in India is electric car is very much anticipated. The groundwork and the infrastructure are being developed to prepare for that day. The number of EVs in comparison with ICE-powered cars in India is still low; nevertheless, things are gradually changing. The number of electric cars in India is increasing with various options for the car customers to choose from unlike the past when Reva & Mahindra E20 were the only choice but not a practical one for many customers. If you've been wondering which are the best electric cars to buy in India at the moment, below is a list of four best electric cars in India to help you choose the right EV -
Tata Tigor EV
- Price: INR 10.54 lakh - INR 10.85 lakh *
The first car which should be included in the list of best electric cars in India is the Tata Tigor EV. The Tata Tigor EV has become a household name of the Indian electric car buyers. The Tigor EV comes with a 21.5 kWh powertrain which provides the power for a 72V 3-phase AC induction motor which can generate 41 PS against 105 Nm. The EV can travel more than 210 kilometres in a single charge. It is also equipped with a 5.0-litre touchscreen infotainment system as one of its most outstanding features. There are two charging options available: normal charger and fast charger with the former taking 12 hours for the car to be fully charged while the latter needing only around two hours to do the same thing.
Tata Nexon EV
The new Ziptron technology has been labelled as the cutting-edge solution to greater consumption of electrical vehicles. The home-grown automaker has grabbed this opportunity to create electric cars which has superior performance with the use of Ziptron technology in the Tata Nexon EV, one of the most reliable names in the EV market. The Nexon EV comes with 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery which can deliver a travel range of 312 kilometres in a single charge. The electric motor can generate 129 PS against 245 Nm. The battery can be charged from 0 to 80% in around 60 minutes. It takes the battery eight hours to be charged from 20 to 80% with a home wall box charger. The Tata Nexon EV is priced between INR 13.99 lakh and 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and competes against the upcoming Mahindra XUV300.
MG ZS EV
Following the success of the MG Hector in the SUV segment in the Indian auto market, the MG ZS EV has been gradually creating a certain amount of prestige in the EV market with a quite decent sales number. The car is equipped with a wide array of top-notch features including an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an automatic air conditioning system, 60:40 split rear seats, an inbuilt air purifier, etc. The ZS EV comes with up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, hill descent control, etc., which can ensure that both the driver and the passengers can have a safe journey.
The MG ZS EV can be charged in multiple ways: a 7.3kW charger which can be installed at home or office can charge your EV to the fullest in six to eight hours; a portable charger which can be plugged into a regular 15A power socket can charge the EV in 16 to 18 hours; a 50 kW DC fast charger can charge the car from 0 to 80% in less than 50 minutes. With an aggressive price range of INR 20.88 lakh - INR 23.58 lakh, the MG ZS EV deserves to be included in the list of the best electric cars in India.
`Hyundai Kona Electric
- Price: INR 23.75 lakh - INR 23.94 lakh *
This is one of the best electric cars on sale in India now and is also the latest electric model from the South Korean automaker. The most unique selling point of the EV is the combination of comfort and efficiency for the passengers. Hyundai cars are well-known for being well-equipped; the Hyundai Kona EV is not an exception. The Hyundai Kona EV is equipped with a wide range of top-notch features such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, front central armrests with storage, leather upholstery, headrests for all the rear occupants and 60:40 split-folding rear seat, rear air conditioning vents, etc.
As regards the powertrains, the Hyundai Kona EV is powered by a 100KW motor which can help the car travel for approximately 452 kilometres in a single charge. The battery of the EV can be charged from nil to 80% in 57 minutes with a 50kW fast charger. It can also be charged to the fullest in around 70 minutes with a 7.2kW AC wall-box charger for home installation. In the meanwhile, it can be fully charged by using a 2.8kW charger in 19 hours. The Hyundai Kona Electric is currently priced from INR 23.75 lakh to INR 23.94 lakh.
Above is a list of best electric cars in India. Considering the heavily polluted environment in India, electric cars should be encouraged more to become one of the most popular vehicles in the Indian auto market.