Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf is the world’s best selling Electric Vehicle which will come to India at the End of 2018. It is the second-generation Leaf which is powered by a 40kWh battery (10kWh more from the former-gen vehicle) and produces 140hp (40 more from the current range-topper). The range of the Leaf under the Japanese driving cycle is 400 km (more by 280 km) and under NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) the range is 380 km (more by 129 km). Nissan is not expecting higher sales in India for the Leaf, because the import of the Leaf to our market will be by completely built unit (CBU).

  • Coming: End 2018
  • Price: Rs 40-50 lakh

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi is going to bring its plug-in hybrid SUV- Outlander PHEV in India in 2019. Its engine has 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol powertrain which produces 118hp and 186Nm of torque working in collaboration with two electric motors making 82hp by each of them making a peak power of 203hp rolling all the four tyres. In six and a half hour, the 12kW lithium-ion battery pack is charged. On pure electric power, the SUV can go 50 km.

  • Coming: Mid 2019
  • Price: Rs 45 lakh

Hyundai Kona EV

The very first EV of Hyundai– the Kona EV will come to India in 2019. The styling of EV is same as the regular Kona but the difference is that Kona EV has closed grille, 17-inch alloys that are exclusive and no exhausts. For aerodynamics, the spoiler and bumper are tweaked. Due to the 39.2kWh battery pack, it ranges 300km. The electric motor produces 134hp and 395Nm of torque. Kona EV will be assembled locally as per the planning of Hyundai and it will cost Rs 25 lakh. And the main aim of the EV is to sell 50-60 units per month.

  • Coming: June 2019
  • Price: Rs 25 lakh

Audi E-Tron

After almost one year of the worldwide premiere, Audi’s very first EV model- the E-tron will come to India in 2019. The size of E-tron is between Q5 and Q7 and it features many design elements that make it out-of-box from other Audi models. The 4WD vehicle uses two electric motors, one for rear axle and the other for front axle which produces a combined 408hp and 664Nm of torque. The Acceleration from 0-100kph in only 5.5 sec with the top speed of 200kph. The power gets the energy from its 95kWh battery. Due to its 250kW fast chargers, the E-tron will get 80% charge in just 30min. For at-home charging, there is an 11kW charger that will take 8.5 hours to charge the battery 100%. There are an optional ‘virtual’ side mirrors offered by the E-tron which replaces the traditional door mirrors showing images on the screen by the means of cameras in the door panels. E-tron will be coming as CBU unit with a subsidy under the government’s FAME scheme only ranging between INR 1.5-2 lakh. It will cost more than Rs 1 crore.

  • Coming: End 2019
  • Price: Rs 1 crore