Here is the list of the top 5 electric cars to watch out for in India. These EVs will most likely launch by the end of this year. Every year, the sales of electric cars keep reaching new records. Car manufacturers are also revealing big plans to switch their lineups to electric vehicles. Even consumers are getting used to the idea of possessing electric cars. This blog post will provide you with information about the types of electric cars we might see as early as this year. Here are the details.
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5 Upcoming Electric Cars in India
|5 Upcoming EVs in India
|Maruti Suzuki eVX
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Let us commence this list with the Tata Harrier.EV. Note that it will be an electric iteration of the popular Harrier SUV. It was revealed at the recently conclude Bharat Mobility Expo. Tata Motors has adopted the technique of converting their successful ICE cars into EVs. We have seen it with the Nexon EV, Tiago EV, Tigor EV and Punch EV. However, the case with the Harrier EV (and even Punch EV) is slightly different. Both these are based on a new Gen2 EV architecture. That lends additional benefits including V2V and V2L capabilities, allowing charging external appliances from the battery of the car. We have spotted the Harrier.EV testing on roads on multiple occasions. The aesthetic modifications will be minimal. But everything under the car will be new. We shall have to wait a bit longer to get to know about the specifications pertaining to the battery pack capacity, power and torque outputs and range.
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The next EV on this list of the top 5 upcoming electric cars in India is the Tata CURVV. It has been creating a buzz since it was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2023 a year ago. More recently at the Bharat Mobility Expo, we witnessed it in near-production-ready guise once again. When it comes to size, the CURVV is a bit larger than the Nexon. It’s 4,308mm long, 1,810mm wide, and 1,630mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,560mm. The boot space is 422 litres, just a little smaller than the 433 litres you get in the Hyundai Creta. Apart from that, it will be one of the few SUVs in India to come with petrol, diesel and electric powertrains. The features list will likely boast a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also, the equipment list will include a panoramic sunroof, a two-spoke steering wheel with an illuminated logo, wireless charging capabilities, ventilated front seats, an air purifier, and a premium audio system.
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Moving to a slightly more premium category, there is the Skoda Enyaq. There are still not many details about the powertrain on the Enyaq. However, in international markets, the Skoda Enyaq is available with different types of engines so that buyers can pick what suits them best. But when Skoda brings the Enyaq to our country, it’s likely to have just one type of engine since it’s coming as a completely built unit (CBU). According to reports, it’s expected to be the Enyaq iV 80x trim, suggesting the electric SUV might have a 77 kWh battery pack that powers two electric motors.
This will give the electric SUV the ability to drive with power on all four wheels, thanks to an electric motor on each axle. The total power will be a solid 265 hp. Impressively, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds. What’s even more noteworthy is its range of 513 km, according to the WLTP cycle. To recharge the battery pack, buyers can choose a 125 kW DC fast charger, in addition to the standard AC home charger. Based on the VW’s MEB platform, the EV will belong to the price bracket of Rs 55 lakh and Rs 65 lakh and rival the likes of Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volvo XC40 Recharge.
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Lately, we have been witnessing spy videos of the Mahindra XUV.e8 testing in high-altitude terrains. Essentially, the XUV.e8 will be the electric iteration of the popular XUV700. Still, the former will bear significant alterations to the aesthetics. The car measures 4,790 mm in length, 1,905 mm in width, and 1,690 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,775 mm. It’s set to start production in April 2025, and it combines sporty features with practicality. With a classic coupe shape, the roofline smoothly slopes down to the bootlid.
Mahindra has opted for the reliable and durable Lithium Ferrous Phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry for its electric vehicles. The battery is designed with efficient modules and standard cell-to-pack technology, using both Blade and Prismatic cell architectures. With a battery capacity ranging from 60-80 kWh and the ability to achieve a 175 kW DC fast charge, it allows for a quick 5-80% charge in under 30 minutes.
These electric vehicles will be available in both Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) versions. The RWD models will have power outputs between 170 kW and 210 kW (equivalent to 228 hp to 282 hp), while the AWD variants will feature power outputs ranging from 250 kW to 290 kW (equivalent to 335 hp to 389 hp). This results in an expected acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 5-6 seconds. The WLTP range for the larger battery pack is estimated to be around 450 km.
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Maruti Suzuki eVX
The final EV on this list of the top 5 upcoming electric cars in India is the Maruti eVX. There were reports of Maruti Suzuki confirming the launch of the eVX electric SUV by the end of this year. While there’s no official confirmation yet, it’s likely that the eVX will come with a 60 kWh battery pack. This battery can power either a single-motor setup for a 2WD configuration or a dual-motor setup for AWD. The peak power is expected to be between 138 and 170 hp. Remarkably, the vehicle is anticipated to have a range of around 550 km. In terms of size, the eVX is predicted to be approximately 4,300 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, and 1,600 mm tall, with a leading wheelbase in its segment. However, we’ll only have confirmation of these specifications once they are officially released.
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It’s fascinating to note that with each passing year, there’s a growing number of electric vehicles entering the market. Looking ahead, we can expect more EVs in all major market segments. This post serves as a sneak peek into the future, showcasing upcoming electric SUVs set to arrive in India. This is likely to spark more interest among potential buyers in the realm of EVs. As time progresses, the charging infrastructure will also improve to better support electric cars. As the demand for EVs increases, people will gradually overcome their concerns about limited range and become more comfortable embracing electric vehicles. Until then, these are the upcoming electric SUVs to look forward to in India.