With the ongoing pandemic, if there is something that every one of us has learned, it is to never take anything for granted, especially Mother Nature. The experience has forced all of us to take a step back and question the choices that we are making, especially with regards to our health and our environment. We have all witnessed the Earth self-healing itself during the lockdown and we have truly begun to appreciate the beauty of nature. While it may not be possible to sustain the kind of reductions we have seen during lockdown, there are many other things we can carry forward from this period. It is after all, high time we all step up and make our utmost efforts to minimise our carbon footprints.
Most of the industries in India have implemented a go-green policy to make their contribution towards making a positive impact on the environment. As far as the automobile industry goes, the Government of India has also mandated the use of BS-VI vehicles in a bid to control and minimise carbon emissions through automobiles. Many countries around the world have made rapid strides in the shift to eco-friendly vehicles. Though the Indian market is trailing behind this trend, the shift is happening, as more Indians are starting to appreciate the potential and merits of electric cars.
This has led to an increase in sales of electric vehicles by 20%, which has encouraged many car manufacturers to launch models of battery-operated vehicles, almost every year. If you are someone who’s looking to make this massive change, here is a list of the best electric cars in India that you can choose from.
Best Electric Cars in the Indian Market
1. Tata Nexon EV
Be it any industry, Tata is sure to make a revolution and let people decide choosing the safe choice and right choice. The Nexon EV is one of the best-selling cars in the Indian market, with a 3 Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. Equipped with liquid cooling, its Li-ion Polymer battery ensures that temperatures remain low, even after long drives. The car generates an impressive peak power of 127bhp and is available in three colours - Moonlit Silver, Signature Teal Blue, and Glacier White.
Tata Nexon EV - Specs
Battery Capacity - 30.2kWh
Distance per Charge - 312 km/full charge
Recharge Time - 0-80% charge in 60 minutes with a fast charger.
Price - Starting from Rs.13.99 lakh.
2. MG ZS EV
The recently launched British brand has already made its mark in the SUV market with its stylish build and classy looks. The brand also offers a premium EV, powered by a motor similar to Tata Nexon EV. True to its reputation, the MG ZS EV has been designed brilliantly to wow the SUV-lovers with 448-litre boot space, diamond-cut machined alloy wheels, and power-assisted electric steering, with an immense torque of 353 Nm.
MG ZS EV - Specs
Battery Capacity – 44.5kWh
Distance per Charge– 340km/full charge
Recharge Time – Fast charging takes 50 minutes, while normal charging takes 6-8 hours.
Price – Starting from Rs.20.88 lakh.
3. Tata Tigor EV
Another popular EV from Tata Motors is the Tata Tigor EV. This stylish sedan is powered by a three-phase AC induction motor and is available in two colours - Egyptian Blue and Pearlescent White. With a 310-liter boot space, max power of 40bhp along with peak torque of 105 Nm, the car is one of the most-sought after EVs in India.
Tata Tigor EV - Specs
Battery Capacity – 21.5kWh
Distance per Charge – 142km/full charge
Recharge Time – Fast charging takes 90 minutes and normal charging takes six hours.
Price – Starting from Rs.9.54 lakh.
4. Hyundai Kona Electric
With Creta and Venue being the most sought-after cars in 2020, Hyundai is a brand to watch out for. The Kona Electric is said to have the most advanced Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) and has a fierce pickup reaching 100kmph in just under 10 seconds. The car produces spectacular mileage with an immense torque at 395 Nm and can generate around 134bhp under ideal conditions.
Hyundai Kona Electric - Specs
Battery Capacity – 39.2kWh
Distance per Charge – 452km/full charge
Recharge Time – Fast charging takes 57 minutes and normal charging takes six hours.
Price – Starting from Rs.23.71 lakh.
5. Mahindra e2oPlus
Unlike their regular cars which have a massive build, the Mahindra e2oPlus has a smaller body and an eclectic colour collection to choose from. The car may not be as powerful as the other SUVs featured in this list but is a perfect commuter vehicle. The car has a 3-phase, AC Induction Motor, equipped with a lithium-ion battery, weighing 84 kg and can generate maximum torque and power of 70Nm and 25bhp, respectively.
Mahindra e2oPlus - Specs
Battery Capacity – 10.08kWh
Distance per Charge – 99.9km/full charge
Recharge Time – 75 minutes with a fast charger and six hours with a standard charger.
Price – Starting from Rs.7.57 lakh.
The above-mentioned EVs are some of the best options available in India. Though you might feel like there are limited options to choose from, these are great options and you can be sure that this list will grow with every passing quarter.