As the electric car revolution intensifies, more EVs with higher range figures are starting to arrive.
Here is the list of 5 cheapest electric cars that have a range of over 500 km. EVs are becoming more and more popular, both in the mass market and premium high-end segment. Due to price constraints in the mass market, EVs in the premium segments come with larger battery packs to offer some significant range figures. That is the reason why you might not actually find these electric cars cheap in the traditional sense of the word. Nevertheless, let us get into the details of this post.
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5 Cheapest Electric Cars with 500 km Range
The first EV on this list is a slightly lesser-known BYD E6. It was initially offered as a commercial vehicle in the B2B segment. The EV is now available to private buyers too. It comes with a WLTC-certified range of 520 km from its 71.7 kWh battery pack. The electric motor produces 95 PS and 180 Nm of peak power and torque. The top speed is limited to a decent 130 km/h. It supports 60 kW DC fast charging allowing it to go from 0 to 90% in around 90 mins. It retails for Rs 29.15 lakh, ex-showroom.
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BYD Atto 3
Then we have one of the most popular EVs from the house of the Chinese auto giant, the BYD Atto 3. It is an electric SUV which comes with a 60.48 kWh battery pack enabling an ARAI-rated range of 521 km on a single charge. The electric motor configuration generates an impressive 204 PS and 310 Nm of peak power and torque. It is available with a 7 kW AC home charger and supports 80 kW DC fast charging. The latter allows the EV to charge from 0 to 80% in just 50 mins. The EV has a price sticker of Rs 33.99 lakh to Rs 34.49 lakh, ex-showroom.
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Hyundai IONIQ 5
One of the most popular EVs in the world, Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the next product on this list. It has a battery pack with a capacity of 72.6 kWh which outputs a range of a whopping 631 km on a single charge as per ARAI. The electric motor produces decent power and torque outputs of 217 PS and 350 Nm. Interestingly, it gets two fast charging options – 150 kW and 50 kW charging the battery from 0 to 80% in 21 mins and 60 mins, respectively. The price of the IONIQ 5 is Rs 45.95 lakh, ex-showroom.
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Volvo C40 Recharge
On this list of the 5 cheapest electric cars with a 500 km range, we have the Volvo C40 Recharge. It is an electric coupe-SUV which comes with a 78 kWh battery pack. This propels the vehicle to have a range of 530 km. The power and torque figures are quite impressive at 408 PS and 660 Nm, respectively. This launches the electric SUV from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 secs. There is the option of 150 kW DC fast charging allowing the battery to be topped up from 10 to 80% in just 27 mins. It retails for Rs 61.25 lakh, ex-showroom.
Finally, there is the Kia EV6 which has received a warm response from buyers. Based on the same E-GMP platform as the IONIQ 5, the EV6 has a 77.4 kWh battery pack which offers a range of a jaw-dropping 708 km as per ARAI. There is a single-motor and a dual-motor setup making 220 PS / 350 Nm and 325 PS / 605 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. It offers an incredible 350 kW DC fast charging capability allowing the battery to juice up from 10 to 80% in 18 mins. There is also a relatively slower 50 kW charging option taking 73 mins for the same feat. The retail price ranges from Rs 60.95 lakh and Rs 65.95 lakh, ex-showroom.