Indian Electric Car – Our Top Picks

    The history of electric cars in India started two decades ago. The first electric car in India was launched by Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Private Limited in 2001. The car was a two-seater REVA electric vehicle that was launched in Bangalore. And starting from there, the journey of electric cars in the Indian market started. In the current market, the e-car market in India is growing rapidly. In 2020, e-car sales in India witnessed a raise up to 361.78%. In the first quarter of 2021, the growth of e-car sales again raised compared to the 2020 growth. With enhancing ecosystem, it is assessed that the share of e-cars will increase to 12% of all passenger cars by FY26.

    Top 5 Electric Cars in India

    • Mahindra e2oPlus

    Battery Capacity – 10.08kWh

    Recharge Time – 75 minutes [with fast charging] and 6 hours [with standard charging]

    Distance per Charge – 99.9km/full charge

    Price – Starting with Rs.7.57 lakh

    Mahindra e2oPlus is smaller in size with a bevvy of colour options and these are the main characteristics that define this Mahindra model. It would be a perfect electric car for the commute. The 3-phase, AC Induction Motor of this model is comprised of a lithium-ion battery, that weighs 84 kg. Additionally, it can generate maximum power and torque of 25bhp and 70Nm, respectively.

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    • Hyundai Kona Electric

    Battery Capacity – 39.2kWh

    Recharge Time – 57 minutes [with fast charging] and 6 hours [with standard charging]

    Distance per Charge – 452km/full charge

    Price – Starting with Rs.23.71 lakh

    Awards won –At the 2019 Tech and Auto Awards, it won the Winner of Electronic Vehicle of the Year Award

    Hyundai Kona Electric is comprised of the advanced Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) which makes it one of the best electric cars in the Indian market. It also has a ferocious pickup reaching 100kmph only in under 10 seconds.

    • Tata Tigor EV

    Battery Capacity – 21.5kWh

    Recharge Time – 90 minutes [with fast charging] and 6 hours [with standard charging]

    Distance per Charge – 142km/full charge

    Price – Starting with Rs.9.54 lakh

    Tata Tigor EV is equipped with a three-phase AC induction motor. The colour options for this electric car are Pearlescent White and Egyptian Blue. The 310-litre boot space is an additional feature of this car that is quite efficient for storing luggage. The maximum power of this car is 40bhp, along with the highest torque of 105 Nm.

    • MG ZS EV

    Battery Capacity – 44.5kWh

    Recharge Time – 50 minutes [with fast charging] and 6 hours [with standard charging]

    Distance per Charge– 340km/full charge

    Price – Starting with Rs.20.88 lakh

    The British MG brand which manufactured MG ZS EV provides a premium EV, and in India, it is considered as one of the high-class e-cars in the market. It is equipped with a similar motor as the Tata Nexon EV has. This SUV is impressively designed along with many other features such as diamond-cut machined alloy wheels, 448-litre boot space and power-assisted electric steering.

    • Tata Nexon EV

    Battery Capacity – 30.2kWh

    Recharge Time –60 minutes [with fast charging]

    Distance per Charge – 312 km/full charge

    Price – Starting from Rs.13.99 lakh

    Awards – At the 2018 edition of NDTV’s Car and Bike Awards, it won the Winner of Subcompact SUV of the Year Award

    Tata Nexon EV is the most remarkable EV SUV available in the Indian market with one of the best features, a 3 Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. It also has a Li-ion Polymer battery that is supported by liquid cooling to make sure that temperatures endure moderately low after a long drive.

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