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Top 10 Electric Cars in India 2022

India has seen a huge surge in sales of Electric Vehicles (EV) in the last few years. With governments incentivising and promoting the electrification of the automobile industry, India’s expected sales have reached a whooping 10 lakh units in 2022 as EVs are set to become a rapidly growing industry in the country. With the new trend of new electric cars in Indian market, an obvious competition also seems inevitable.

Although electric car price in India 2022 is not as feasible for the general market, we will see a sky-rocketed increase in sales as cheap and latest electric cars in India keep coming up in the following years. With the visible advent of electric cars from manufacturers, there is also a huge demand for them. Leading industries will not only strive to provide best models but will also be optimizing the cost owing to which electric car price in India 2022 are likely to become feasible. Within a few years, one of the electric cars from the below mentioned ones may surface up to be the best electric car in India based on certain subjective criteria.

In this article, we have curated top 10 new electric cars in Indian market currently available for sale and see several features of electric car brands in India.

According to CarDekho, a major online website for cars sale, the cheapest electric car in India is Mahindra E Verito while Audi RS e-tron GT is the most expensive electric car in India.

1. The Volvo XC40 Recharge

The Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by Volvo Cars. It was unveiled on 21 September 2017.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge has 1 Electric Engine. It is available with the Automatic transmission. The XC40 Recharge is a 5 seater with AWD drive type with a mileage of 223 miles per full charge. The Volvo XC40 has also bagged a plethora of international awards.

The car was given the European Car of the Year Award at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and it was named Car of the Year Japan for 2018/2019. The XC40 was also awarded Car of the Year by the magazine What Car? in January 2018 and Carsales Car of the Year in 2018. In addition, it was the Irish Car of the Year in 2019 as well.

Salient features of the Volvo XC40 Recharge

Fuel Type: fully-electric

Driving Range: It has a projected range of up to 418km/full charge

Type and Capacity of Battery: A 78 kWh lithium-ion battery

Price: It is priced at 75 lakh INR

2. Jaguar I-Pace

This is the award-winning, all-electric performance SUV. Spacious, beautifully detailed and with seamlessly integrated technology.

The car has an all-wheel drive via two motors powered by a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery.

The car comes with a smart-phone app which can locate the car, report on its locking, alarming, and charging status, and start its battery preconditioning and/or cabin heating/cooling. In addition, The I-Pace has won 62 international awards. In March 2019,it was the first Jaguar to win the European Car of the Year award. In April 2019, it became the 2019 World Car of the Year, winning the Best Design and Best Green Car awards.

Salient features of Jaguar I-Pace:

Fuel Type: fully-electric

Driving Range: A range of about 470 km is achievable on a fully charged battery. Second best mileage electric car in India.

Type and Capacity of Battery: The battery contains 432 pouch cells. It can charge from 0 to 80 percent in 85 minutes using 50 kW DC charging, or 45 minutes using a 100 kW charger

Price: starting from 1.80 Cr INR.

3. Tata Nexon EV

Being a subcompact crossover SUV and the smallest segment of crossover SUVs, it is produced on the Indian soil by Tata, one of India’s indigenous electric car brands since 2017. It is also the first crossover SUV from them.

The engines of Tata Nexon EV are developed by Tata Motors and Austrian engineering company AVL.

The petrol engine delivers a maximum power of 81 kW and 170 Nm of maximum torque combined with a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission and 312Km/full charge mileage.

On the other hand, the diesel engine delivers 81 kW power and 260 Nm of maximum torque, also joined with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Tata Nexon EV has won a number of splendid awards. It is the winner of the 2021 CNB EV of the Year award. The Green Car award by ICOTY 2021

This is the first time that the electric vehicle category was added to the coveted car and bike awards, and the Nexon EV became the first EV to win this title.

Salient Features of Tata Nexon EV:

Fuel Type: fully-electric

Driving Range: an ARAI rated range of up to 312 km

Type and Capacity of Battery: It has a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery

Charging Specifications: Fast Charging is available. It can get charged from 0 to 80 percent in 60 minutes.

Power and Torque: Max Power is 127bhp while Max Torque generated by vehicles is 245 Nm

Warranty on Battery: Tata Motors is offering a standard warranty of 8 years or 1.6 lakh Km on the battery pack of the Tata Nexon EV.

Price: 14.54 – 17.15 lakh INR

Note: Fast-chargers can charge your battery within a few hours. Normal charging stations can be installed at your home, but it will take a bit of extra time to fully charge your battery.

4. MG ZS EV

With 1 Electric Engine on offer, MG ZS EV is available with the Automatic transmission. The ZS EV is a 5 seater and has length of 4323 mm, width of 1809 mm and a wheelbase of 2581 mm.

The maximum power of the MG ZS EV is 173.83bhp while maximum Torque generated by vehicles is 280 Nm. The MG ZS EV is likely to charge up to 100% within 6-7.5 hours via public charging points that supply between 7.4 kW to 22 kW.

MG Motor also offers an 8 year/1.50 lakh kilometer warranty on the ZS EV’s battery pack. The MG ZS EV has been crowned the UK Car of the Year 2022 award by leading EV title DrivingElectric.

Leading consumer car expert What Car? has named the MG ZS EV as its best used electric small SUV in its Electric Car Awards 2021.

Salient Features of MG ZS EV:

Mileage- 461Km/full charge

Fuel Type: fully-electric

Driving Range: A battery only range of 419-461 km

Type and Capacity of Battery: It has a 50.3 kWh lithium-ion battery

Price: starts at 21.99 Lakh INR and goes upto 25.88 Lakh INR

5. BYD E6

The BYD E6 is equipped with 1 Electric Engine and available with the Automatic transmission. E6 is a 5 seater and has a length of 4695 mm, width of 1810 mm and a wheelbase of 2800 mm.

Relatively old but robust product, the BYD E6 is an all-electric compact and crossover MPV manufactured by the Chinese company BYD from 2009. Fast charging is available. The MG ZS EV is likely to charge up to 100% in just 1.5 hours hours with mileage of 415km/full charge. Max Power is 93.87bhp while Max Torque generated by vehicles is 180 Nm. BYD E6 comes with a 3-year or 1.25 lakh km vehicle warranty, battery cell warranty of eight years or 5 lakh km, and traction motor warranty of eight years or 1.5 lakh km.

Salient Features of BYD E6:

Fuel Type: fully-electric

Driving Range: 520.0 km/full charge

Type and Capacity of Battery: A 71.7 kWh lithium-ion battery

Price: starts at 29.15 Lakh INR and goes upto 29.15 Lakh INR

6. Audi e-tron

The Audie-tron is Audi’s first battery electric mid-size luxury crossover produced since 2019. The Audi e-tron has 1 Electric Engine on offer. It is available with the Automatic transmission. The e-tron is a 5 seater and has length of 5014 mm, width of 1976 mm and a wheelbase of 2928 mm.

Fast charging is not available. However, you can charge the battery from zero to around 80 per cent in approximately 30 minutes. Max Power generated by battery is 300 bhp and Max Torque generated by vehicles is 664 Nm with mileage of 359km/full charge.

The Audi e-tron has won the ICOTY Green Car Award 2022. Even more, it has been crowned with the Goldenes Lenkrad (Golden Steering Wheel) awards in 2021 in germany. The Audi e-tron GT2 won in the Most Beautiful Car of the Year category against 69 other models.

Salient Features of Audi e-tron

Fuel Type: fully-electric

Driving Range: It has a projected range of up to 359-484 km/full charge

Type and Capacity of Battery: A 95 kWh lithium-ion battery

Price: 1.00 – 1.18 Cr INR

7. Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan is a battery electric sedan or saloon car with a shooting brake body type produced by German automobile manufacturer Porsche.

With 1 Electric Engine on offer, it is available with the Automatic transmission. The Taycan is a 5 seater and has length of 4974 mm, width of 2144 mm and a wheelbase of 2900 mm. Although it comes with 79.2-93.4 kWh 800 V lithium-ion battery, fast charging is not available. However, Its mileage is 456Km/full charge. Max Power is 616.87bhp while Max Torque generated by vehicles is 500 Nm.

Salient Features of Porsche Taycan

Fuel Type: fully-electric

Driving Range: 395–452Km/full charge

Price: available as one of the best electric car in India, its price ranges from 1.50 – 2.10 Cr INR

8. Mahindra E Verito

The Mahindra E Verito with 1 Electric Engine, is available with the Automatic transmission and also tops the list of latest electric cars in India. The E Verito is a 5 seater and has length of 4247 mm, width of 1740 mm and a wheelbase of 2630 mm.

The e-Verito was launched in 2016 and was Mahindra’s second electric car. Based on the normal Verito, it features a 21.2 kWh battery with a mileage of 110Km per full charge.

A 288ah Lithium Ion battery is provided. Fast charging is available so you can charge up to 100% in 11.5 hours with a normal charging and in just 1.5 hours, to 80%, with the fast charging.

Power and Torque: Max Power is 41.57bhp while Max Torque generated by vehicles is 91 Nm.

Salient Features of Mahindra E Verito

Fuel Type: fully-electric

Driving Range: Relatively low, it has a projected range of up to 110 km/full charge

Price: It is among the cheapest electric car in India. With a price range of 9.12 -9.46 Lakh INR.

9. Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric is a 5 seater SUV with a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. Kona Electric is available in two battery capacities: 39.2 kWh and 64 kWh.

The key specifications of the Kona Electric include a kerb weight of 1535 and boot space of 332 liters. The Kona Electric is available in 4 colors. A 39.2kWh Li-ion battery is available.

Fast charging is available. You can charge up to 100% in approximately 6h 10min with an AC charger. Max Power is 134.14bhp while Max Torque generated by vehicles is 394.91 Nm. Mileage of this car is 452Km per full charge.

Salient Features of Hyundai Kona Electric:

Fuel Type: fully-electric

Driving Range: 452km/full charge

Price: 23.79 – 23.97 Lakh INR

10. Mercedes-Benz EQC

The Mercedes-Benz EQC is a 5 seater EV and a battery electric compact luxury crossover SUV produced by Mercedes-Benz since 2019. It is the first member of the battery electric Mercedes EQ family, which is expected to expand and include 10 new models by 2022. With 485 miles/full charge, it is the best mileage electric car in India.

Mercedes-Benz EQC is available in 1 variant and a single automatic transmission. Other key specifications of the EQC include a kerb weight of 2425 kg and boot space of 500 liters.

The EQC is available in 3 colors. An 80kWh Li-ion battery with fast charging. Max Power generated is 402.30bhp while Max Torque of the vehicles is 760 Nm.

Salient Features of Mercedes-Benz EQC

Fuel Type: fully-electric

Driving Range: 455-471km/full charge

Price: starts at 99.50 lakh INR

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) What is the driving range of an electric car?

Ans. Driving range of an electric car is nothing but the distance covered by an electric vehicle on a single full charge.

Q) How many types of electric cars are there?

Ans. There are mainly four types of electric vehicles: fully-electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric.

Q) What is Power and Torque of an electric car?

Ans. Power of an electric car is the mechanical output provided by the electrical energy, and it is measured in hp. The torque gives you an idea of the acceleration of the EV, and it depends on how powerful the electric motor is.

Q) Why is Warranty on battery important?

Ans. A battery pack is one of the most expensive components of an EV. Usually, manufacturing companies provide warranty on the battery pack in terms of the driving distance or the amount of time.

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