The automobile world looks like it is transitioning into an all-electric one – which is beneficial to not only us but the planet as well. EVs or Electric Vehicles are slowly becoming increasingly popular across the country and car manufacturers are producing more EV options for interested buyers with attractive specs and features. While there are already more than a few EV options available in India, the coming years have a lot on offer and we are about to take a look at a couple of them.
|Mahindra eKUV100||Rs. 8.25 Lakh|
|Tata Tiago EV||Rs. 6.00 Lakh|
|OLA Electric Car||Rs. 8.00 Lakh|
|Expected Launch||04 August 2022|
|Expected Range||147 Kms|
Mahindra is one of the biggest car manufacturers in the country and their durable and sturdy vehicles have dominated the Indian market for decades. Now, the manufacturer is ready to enter the next stage with the eKUV100 electric SUV. The regular KUV100 is one of the manufacturer’s best-selling vehicles and we can only expect that the EV variant will do just as well. The eKUV has been talked about for more than a year now and it seems that it is finally ready to be unleashed into the real world. The car is expected to feature a similar powertrain as the concept Mahindra eVerito which was unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo. Powering the eKUV 100 will be a 15.9kWh Lithium-ion battery that will give the compact SUV a range of 147 Kms on a full battery. According to the company, the car will have fast charging capabilities that will take the battery from 0-80 percent in a single hour. Mahindra is expected to include a number of upgraded features in the eKUV100 such as location tracking, parking sensors in the rear, over speeding alert, ABS with EBD, dual airbags in the front, and cabin pre-cooling.
|Expected Launch||04 March 2023|
The automotive industry in India has been developing rapidly and Tata has been leading the race to create a cleaner world. Electric Vehicles or EVs are soon going to be a huge part of our future and the Tata Tiago EV seems like a great way to get there. Powering this car is an expected 21.5kWh Lithium-Ion battery that could offer an impressive 213 kms range on a single charge. Charging the battery to 100 percent should take about 6-8 hours while there could also be fast-charge capabilities that would reduce that time to just 1.5 hours. As of now, not much is known about the Tiago EV other than Tata is expected to launch the model sometime this March of 2023. Currently, Tata sells the regular Tiago which is an exceptional performer and a fan favourite in the country. With an electric option up for grabs, we should see the Tiago EV easily compete with its fuel-guzzling cousin.
|Expected Launch||15 December 2023|
OLA entered the vehicle market with its highly-anticipated electric scooter and it gained popularity instantly. The company also announced recently that it will be launching an electric car in the near future. The EV was teased at the Customer Day event where their CEO said more information about the car will be disclosed on the 15th of August. At the event, OLA teased 3 vehicles including a hatchback, a sedan, and an SUV – all electric-powered. All the cars showcased have the OLA branding and feature the same red colour. OLA also spoke about releasing an electric hatchback at a price point of under Rs. 10 Lakhs. Information about the interiors and electrification for the models is not yet available but given that OLA has already produced an excellent scooter, we should get excited for the EV segment in the near future.
Have you ever dreamed of driving an electric car but found the bigger names a bit expensive for your taste? The upcoming EVs mentioned here will give you the opportunity to buy an EV without breaking the bank. It is difficult enough to find a regular car under Rs. 8.00 Lakhs, but the models listed here will give you the advantage of cutting out the use of fossil fuels and save you a lot of money in the process.