Many manufacturers are working on electric vehicles for the mass market. Some of them have entered the Indian market while most of them are still working on launching their new electric vehicles. Today, we list down 12 upcoming electric vehicles that will launch in India.
Tata Punch EV
Punch has been incredibly successful in the Indian market. The homegrown manufacturer said that they are exploring other powertrain options that they could use for the Punch. One such powertrain could be an electric one. Punch is based on the ALFA platform. This platform supports electrification. So, in the future, we can see a Punch EV.
Tata Nexon EV Long-Range
Tata Motors is working on a long-range version of the Nexon EV. It would come with a 40 kWh battery pack that would be sold alongside the current 30.2 kWh battery pack. The long-range version will also come with rear disc brakes, Electronic Stability Control and adjustable brake regeneration.
Tata Altroz EV
Tata showcased the Altroz EV at the Auto Expo 2020. It looks like the regular Altroz but there are certain changes. For instance, a different bumper, different alloy wheels and a redesigned cabin to accommodate electric vehicle stuff. Altroz is also based on the ALFA platform which is compatible with electrification.
Tata Blackbird EV
“Blackbird” is a codename of the mid-size SUV that Tata Motors is working on. It will essentially be a Nexon’s Coupe version. It will be based on the X1 platform. Interestingly, Tata Motors will launch the Blackbird as an EV first, the ICE version will follow later on.
Tata Sierra EV
The homegrown manufacturer will be bringing back the iconic “Sierra” nameplate to the Indian market. However, this time Sierra will be offered only as an electric vehicle. Tata did showcase the Sierra EV at the Auto Expo 2020. The electric SUV is still in the very early stages of development and will not release before 2025. It will be based on the new Sigma platform that is being developed specifically for electric vehicles.
MG ZS EV Facelift
MG will be launching the ZS EV Facelift this month. It will be based on the Astor that was launched last year in the Indian market. The ZS EV will also come with a larger battery pack which should help in increasing the driving range. The interior will also be the same as the Astor. MG would add a lot of features that the current ZS EV misses out on.
Hyundai Kona Electric Facelift
The Kona was the first electric vehicle that was launched in the Indian market. However, Hyundai sold fewer units of Kona Electric when compared to the rivals. The electric crossover is due for a facelift and Hyundai is expected to launch the update this year.
Mahindra showcased the eKUV100 at the Auto Expo 2020. It will be the most affordable electric vehicle that Mahindra will offer. The test mules of the electric micro-SUV are already on the Indian roads. Mahindra will launch the KUV100 EV this year or next year. It will be aimed towards people who use the vehicle only for daily city commutes.
Mahindra XUV300 EV
The XUV300 EV is expected to be called XUV400 because Mahindra wants to differentiate between the EV version and the ICE version. The test mule was spotted quite recently and it had the charging port on the left front fender. It was a lower-spec version because it was running on steel wheels.
MG’s affordable compact SUV
MG has already announced that their next vehicle for the Indian market will be an affordable electric crossover. It will be priced competitively to rival the Tata Nexon EV. They are trying to price the new vehicle under Rs. 15 lakhs. MG will also try to increase the level of localization. The new electric vehicle is expected to launch in 2023.
Hyundai IONIQ 5
Hyundai will be bringing its IONIQ 5 to the Indian market this year. For now, it will come as a CBU. The IONIQ 5 is based on a new platform that is specifically made for electric vehicles. It is offered in two battery packs. The IONIQ 5 is a very futuristic looking vehicle and definitely turns a lot of heads.
Hyundai’s affordable electric vehicle
Hyundai announced that they will be bringing an affordable electric vehicle to the Indian market. It will be based on the existing ICE platform. As of now, not much is known about this new EV. However, it is still a couple of years away.