Upcoming Electric Cars in India

Day by day increasing pollution is tending the rise of global warming to alarming levels so in order to restrain pollution the government bodies are trying their level best with the inclusion of more stringent emission norms and via promoting the use of electric vehicles in the Indian automotive industry. As per an announcement made by the government, the country will completely move to the electric vehicles by 2030. Also, the various domestic and international auto majors have also started to work in the direction. Check out the list of vehicles that are likely to be introduced as soon as possible by 2020.

Mahindra KUV100 EV

Mahindra and Mahindra one of the largest vehicle manufacturers by production in India already have two of its electric vehicles the Mahindra e2o and the e-Verito one sale. Though, the carmaker is in the news to bring in a number of new cars in the segment in the coming years. The one that is highly expected is the KUV100, the first SUV from the company. Recently, the car has been spotted performing test runs in the country. Expectations are the electric KUV100 will be put on display at the forthcoming 2018 Auto Expo and will hit the Indian roads by the end of this year.

Mahindra XUV 500 EV

The next vehicle in the row from Mahindra and Mahindra could be the XUV 500 as the carmaker has made the promise to roll out two new electric vehicles by 2019. The electric XUV 500 is based on a lighter monocoque chassis that results in weight reduction and increases travel distance in a single charge. As rumored the electric iteration of the SUV in question will be the model, offer the highest range among the available Mahindra EVs. Notably, available on sale, the e-Verito offers the travel range of 170-180 km per charge. As the company has introduced the petrol variants of all its models available in the Indian lineup. Now, it has a plan to bring the electric versions of the same by 2030.

Tata Tiago

The much-admired hatchback from the Tata Motors, the Tiago has also been packed with the electric motor via the brand. The Tiago EV was showcased at the Millbrook, UK, in September this year. It is around 20kg lighter than the heaviest Tiago variant of the standard car that weighs 1040kg and packs with a liquid-cooled 85kW electric motor to propel. The powering unit churns out the peak torque of 200 Nm and makes the car reaches the top speed of 135kmph. The power is transmitted to the front wheel via a single-speed gearbox like all the other EVs. The Tiago EV is capable of completing 0-100kmph sprint in just 11 seconds. The electric Tiago is expected to mark its presence in front of Indian audience at the 2018 Auto Expo and the launch could happen later in the year.

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Tata Tigor

The car that shares the platform of its hatch sibling, Tata Tiago, the 10,000 units of its electric iteration are bagged recently by the brand under a contract with the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). Rumours around the corner that the sedan will get the propelling power from an 85kW electric motor and will be around 200kg lighter than the standard sedan model. While the confirm information regarding mechanicals is not revealed by the carmaker yet. If the travel range of the electric sedan is considered, it is expected to offer more than the 130km per charge capacity as in EESLas tender the travel range limit is 130km for a single charge. The car is expected to launch by the end of next year.

Renault Kwid EV

The French carmaker Renault has assured the creation of a Kwid based EV for the Chinese market. In China, the car is in the near-production stage. If the low-cost EV succeeds in the Chinese market there are chances it could import to the Indian land. Well, the Indian emergence of the electric Kwid is likely by 2022. One of the most successful products of the French automaker the Kwid with an electric badge and low costing will be a more value for money product.