If you’re a millennial with a few bucks in your wallet and an urge to make the paradigm shift to a cleaner environment, here are India’s best EV bets for you.
India is upping its EV game big time. The government wants to expand local production bringing about the FAME Scheme – Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles. The scheme includes incentives when you buy an EV. Add to that the rapid degradation of the air in India’s metropolitan cities.
So, if you’re a millennial with a few bucks in your wallet and an urge to make the paradigm shift to a cleaner environment, here are India’s best EV bets for you – cars as well as bikes.
Hyundai Kona Electric
The electric SUV Hyundai Kona recently made it into Guinness Book of World Records as it was driven at an altitude of 5731 metres in Tibet’s Sawula Pass. Hyundai Kona is India’s first all-electric SUV.
The electric SUV was launched in India in July 2019. This SUV is coupled with a battery 39.2 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery which, according to Hyundai, offers ARAI certified range of 452 km. The Hyundai Kona Electric comes with a 2.8kW portable AC charger and it takes 19 hours to fully charge the battery.
Starting Price: Rs 23.72 lakh
Mahindra launched e-Verito in June 2016. The engine of the e-Verito sedan is coupled with a 21.2 kWh battery pack. The EV battery takes 11.5 hours to get fully charged and offers a certified driving range of 181 km.
Starting Price: Rs 9.5 lakh
MG ZS EV
Morris Garages’ ZS EV was launched last month. MG Motors claimed a range of 340 km on a single charge. Its motor is paired with a 44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery can be fully charged in 6 to 8 hours.
Starting Price: Rs 20.88 lakh
Tata Tigor EV 2019
Tata launched Tigor EV in July 2019. It comes with an ARAI certified range of 213 km. The Tata Tigor EV comes with a 21.5 kWh battery pack that will take 11.5 hours to get fully charged.
Starting Price: Rs 9.54 lakh
Tata Nexon EV 2020
Tata launched Nexon EV in January 2020 powered by a 30.2 kWh battery. It takes around 8 hours to get fully charged with a regular charger. The ARAI certified driving range of Tata Nexon EV is 312 km.
Starting Price: Rs 13.99 lakh
Revolt Motors was founded by the well-known mobile brand Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma. Revolt Motors has launched Revolt RV400 in November 2019. It comes with a 3.24 kWh lithium-ion battery, with an ARAI certified range of 156 km.
Starting Price: Rs 98,999
Tork Motors was founded by Kapil Shelke. The company has unveiled India’s first electric motorcycle Tork T6X in October 2016.
It is powered by a 6 kWh battery. The company claims that it takes 2 hours to get 80% charged and can run up to 100 km. Tork T6X is expected to launch in the current month in three cities Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore.
Starting Price: Rs 1.25 lakh
Emflux Motors (to be launched)
India’s first electric superbike maker Emflux Motors was founded in July 2016 by Ex-Jugnoo executives Varun Mittal, Ankit Khatry, and former Designer at TVS Motors Vinay Raj Somashekar.
The company is going to launch Emflux One in February 2020.
Expected Price: Rs 5.5 lakh to 6 lakh
Ultraviolette F77 will have a driving range of 130 to 140 km after a full charge. It is equipped with a portable battery charger, if there is no charging connector at the parking area, people can charge it at home or work.
Expected Price: Rs 3 lakh to 3.5 lakh
Ather Energy has launched its Ather 450 electric scooter in India. It is the most expensive scooter manufactured in India right now. This scooter is available only in Bengaluru for the time being. The company is planning to expand to other parts of the country in a few months.
Ather 450 comes with a 2.9 kWh battery, with a certified range of 85 km per charge.