Launch of electric vehicles in India in 2020 and 2021
The electric vehicle revolution is finally starting to arrive in India. We already have a few cars on sale and Tata Motors has sold over 10,000 units of electric vehicles in the Indian market. Many more cars will be launched in the Indian market this year and next. Here is a list of vehicles that are confirmed to be launched in India, while a few more vehicles are expected to be launched in the Indian market.
Tesla model 3
Planned launch: Early 2022
Even though Tesla has received approval to launch four models in the Indian market, there is no confirmation from the manufacturer yet. Tesla has already started testing the Model 3 in the Indian market and it is expected to arrive in early 2022.
The Model 3 is the entry-level car from the American electric car maker, but due to the lack of tax exemptions from the Indian government, it will fetch a price of over Rs 50 lakhs in the Indian market. If there is good demand for the Model 3 in India, Tesla will likely launch its other car models in the Indian market.
Planned launch: End of 2021
Mahindra presented the eKUV at Auto Expo 2020. Mahindra even published the price of the vehicle. However, it has yet to be launched in the Indian market. Mahindra is now ready with the eKUV and the launch is expected to take place by the end of this year.
The new car will become the most affordable electric vehicle in India. While Mahindra is unlikely to change the specs, we could see two different variations targeting different audiences. The eKUV concept came with a 15.9 kWh battery that powered a single electric motor mounted on the vehicle’s front axle. The electric motor produced a maximum of 54 hp or 40 kW and 120 Nm of maximum torque.
Tata Altroz EV
Planned launch: 2022
Tata has become one of the most successful electric vehicle manufacturers in India in recent times. The brand offers the Nexon EV and the Tigor EV in India. Tata is also working on the Altroz EV and will launch the new car next year. Since the Altroz is based on a different ALFA platform, we can see different batteries and electric motors in the car compared to the Nexon and Tigor.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV
Planned launch: 2022
Maruti Suzuki has moved away from diesel engines and is now focusing on alternative fuels like CNG. The largest Indian brand is also working on the launch of electric vehicles in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki started testing 50 units of WagonR EV in the Indian market a few years ago. The automaker will launch the electrified version of the WagonR by 2022. However, a report suggests that Maruti Suzuki is still years away from the official launch of its first electric car and it is likely that it will be 2025 before we see the first Maruti Suzuki. . electric vehicle.
Planned launch: 2022
Chinese manufacturer BYD plans to enter the Indian market. The first car from them will likely be the BYD e6 which they have been testing on Indian roads for some time. The mid-size SUV-style car is powered by a 71.7 kWh battery that powers a 94 hp electric motor. It can reach a top speed of 130 km / h. It comes with a fast charging system which can charge the battery to 100% in just 1.5 hours.
Renault has already launched the Kwid EV in the Chinese market. The French manufacturer has indicated the Indian launch. However, Renault has not confirmed the launch date in the Indian market. The Kwid sedan will be a perfect car for the city limits and will have a range of around 200 km per full charge.
Tata Tiago EV
As the Tigor and the Tiago are based on the exact same platform, it won’t be a huge job for Tata to launch the Tiago EV in the Indian market. Tata works tirelessly on its electric vehicles. While Tata hasn’t said anything about launching the Tiago EV in the Indian market, we might see it become a reality next year.
Renault presented the Zoe EV at Auto Expo 2020 and then started testing it in India as well. Although the brand has not confirmed the launch of the Zoe EV in the Indian market, there is a strong possibility that the vehicle will hit the Indian market next year.