Top Selling Hybrid and Electric Cars in India

In the wake of ban on heavy diesel powered cars in a few major Indian cities, the carmakers are swiftly moving towards less emission or no emission automobiles in the country. Most of the leading car brands in India had already stepped-in the Hybrid (Blue Drive) or Electric (Green Drive) powertrains whereas many have geared up for the upcoming years.
While hybrid technology helps in reducing the CO2 emission, the electric-powered cars are pure environment-friendly cars with zero CO2 emission.
The Indian hybrid and electric car market includes all type of cars from small compact hatchbacks to the long sedans and SUVs.

Below here we write down all the Hybrid and Electric cars that are currently on sale India.

Hybrid Cars India

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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS –

The first ever hybrid car by Maruti Suzuki, Ciaz sedan features the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology. This new hybrid technology uses the Integrated starter Generator (ISG) to increase the working efficiency of the engine and hence offers an improved fuel mileage.

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The powertrain of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS includes a 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine that generates the maximum power of 89 bhp and the peak torque of 200 Nm. The mill is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and offers Maruti Suzuki claimed fuel efficiency of 28.09 kmpl.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS is offered in two variants, check-out the variant wise price below here:

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Ciaz SHVS VDI INR 7.73 Lacs
Ciaz SHVS ZDI INR 8.94 Lacs

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SHVS –

The second largest selling car of the MUV (Multi Utility Vehicle) segment in India, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga also offered with the brand’s hybrid powertrain SHVS with the diesel motor.

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With this innovative technology, the 7-seater Ertiga offers a company rated fuel mileage of 24.52 kmpl. Though, the MUV gets the similar specs under the hood that of the Ciaz and gives the same power and torque output.

The Ertiga SHVS is available in three variants:

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Ertiga SHVS LDI INR 7.13 Lacs
Ertiga SHVS VDI INR 7.79 Lacs
Ertiga SHVS ZDI INR 8.31 Lacs

Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid –

County’s homegrown auto manufacturer, Mahindra and Mahindra introduced its much-anticipated SUV, Scorpio in 2.2-litre mHAWK engine with Intelli-Hybrid technology after the diesel ban in Delhi NCR hit its market worst. Later, the maker also came up with a 1.99-lire mHAWK motor featuring the same hybrid technology. Besides reducing the CO2 emission, the technology also boosts the fuel mileage of the car.

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Mahindra claims that its smart intelli-hybrid technology help in reducing the fuel consumption up to 7 percent and hence, offers better mileage. This innovative theory assists the engine with the electrical energy during acceleration and switches off the engine if vehicle standstills for more than 3 seconds and again starts the engine by simply pressing the clutch.

Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid is available in following variants, check out the prices

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
S4 INR 9.99 Lacs
S4+ INR 10.62 Lacs
S6 INR 11.66 Lacs
S8 INR 12.70 Lacs
S10 (MT) – 2WD INR 13.38 Lacs
S10 (MT) – 4WD INR 14.56 Lacs

Toyota Camry Hybrid –

Toyota’s mid-luxury hybrid sedan, Camry was introduced a while back in India and recently received a price cut under the Government of India’s FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of hybrid and Electric vehicles) scheme. The Toyota Camry hybrid is powered by a 2.5-litre petrol mill which is further connected to a 143 PS electric motor and produces a combined power output of 205 PS along with the maximum torque of 270 Nm. The hybrid configuration of the mill is governed by an electrically operated CVT unit.

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The highlight of the Camry is the Hybrid Synergy Drive which enables the driver to switch over electric mode from petrol and vice versa. The car gets to driving modes namely, Eco and Evo mode. Toyota offers the Camry hybrid in a single variant and claims a fuel economy of 19.16 kmpl.

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Camry Hybrid INR 30.90 Lacs

Honda Accord Hybrid –

Recently, Honda Car India launched the Accord Sedan with the hybrid powertrain, which will be brought in the country via CBU (Complete Built Unit) route. Although, the Hybrid Accord is more expansive than its rival, the Camry Hybrid, but offers a number of first-in-class features and keeps the occupant’s safety at the top priority.

honda-accord-hybridMechanically, the 2016 Accord Hybrid comes with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol mill that is good for 145 PS. The engine is further coupled with a 1.3kW Li-ion battery pack and gives a combined power output of 215 PS along with the 175 Nm of torque. Available in a single variant, the Honda Accord hybrid offers a class-leading fuel mileage of 23.1 kmpl.

Also Read Top 5 Luxury Hybrid Cars Launched at Paris 2014 Auto Show

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Accord Hybrid INR 37 Lacs

Volvo XC90 Hybrid –

Volvo’s new XC90 Excellence T8 Plug-in Hybrid is top-of-the-league SUV offered by the brand in India. Under the hood, it features a 2.0-litre Supercharged Turbocharged petrol unit and a 9.2 kWh Lithium-ion battery, and pumps out the combined power output of 402 PS along with the maximum torque of 640 Nm.

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The combined setup is coupled with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and attains 100 kmph from a standstill in just 5.6 seconds. Running on pure electric powertrain, the new Volvo XC90 has a driving range of 32 kilometres on a single charge. Check-out the price of the luxury SUV:

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
XC90 Hybrid INR 1.25 Crore

BMW i8 –

BMW’s futuristic i8 electric cum hybrid car was introduced in early 2014 Auto Expo India and became a legend in the electric segment. The i8 features a 1.5-litre inline 3-cylinder arrangement along with a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery and produces a combined power output of 357 PS and a combined torque of 320 Nm.bmw-i8

The mechanical setup delivers power to the rear wheels, while the front wheels are driven by the electric battery setup. The battery can be fully charged within 4 hours. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and boosts the car to 100 kmph from a standstill in just 4.4 seconds. BMW i8 claims a fuel mileage of 47.45 kmpl for the futuristic i8 car.

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
i8 Hybrid INR 2.14 Crore

Electric Cars India

Electric Cars India

Mahindra e2o Plus –

Mahindra Electric introduced the new 4-door e2o plus a few months ago. The pure electric car uses a 72V battery pack which is capable of driving the car up to 140 kilometers on a single charge. The battery takes 9 hours to charge fully. The battery package drives the motor with the maximum power output of 41 hp and 91 Nm of peak torque. The motor is further coupled with a standard automatic drive transmission. The next-gen e2o has a top speed of 85 kmph.

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The battery takes 9 hours to charge fully. The battery package drives the motor with the maximum power output of 41 hp and 91 Nm of peak torque. The motor is further coupled with a standard automatic drive transmission. The next-gen e2o has a top speed of 85 kmph.

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
e2o Plus INR 5.46 Lacs

Mahindra eVerito –

The first ever pure electric sedan in India, Mahindra eVerito comes with a 72V battery pack and has a company claimed driving range of 110 kilometers on a single charge. The EV has a top speed of 86 kmph.

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The drivetrain includes a lithium-ion battery pack which can be fully charged in just 1 hour and 45 min through a faster-charging technology (additional cost charger) and 8 hours if charged via standard charging system. According to Mahindra, the electric sedan cuts down the running cost to INR 1.15 per kilometer. The eVerito is available across three trims, check-out variant-wise price below here:

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
eVerito D2 INR 9.5 Lacs
eVerito D4 INR 9.75 Lacs
eVerito D6 INR 10.0 Lacs