Electric cars are all set to change the Indian automobile situation in the coming years. In the recent past, we saw the launch of three all-new electric SUVs in the Indian market – Hyundai Kona EV, MG ZS EV and the Tata Nexon EV. Soon, manufacturers will launch electric cars in the market in various different segments. At the ongoing 2020 Auto Expo, manufacturers have showcased various different electric vehicles and one manufacturer has also launched an electrified SUV in the Indian market. Here is a list of all the electric vehicles showcased and launched at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Great Walls Motor will enter the Indian market in 2021 with a slew of new cars. The Chinese automobile giant will also launch their electric range of vehicles and one of the first vehicles will be the R1, which is currently known as the most affordable production electric car in the world. The small hatchback was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo and it gets powered by a 33 kW – 125 Nm electric motor. It offers a range of 120 km and is expected to get a price tag of Rs 6 lakhs when launched.
Mahindra announced the price of the eKUV100 at the 2020 Auto Expo. The pre-production model was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo and the brand launched the production version of the vehicle at Rs 8.25 lakhs, on-road, Delhi after the FAME II discounts. The eKUV100 gets a 40 kW electric motor that translates into about 55 PS and 120 Nm. It can be charged through fast charging.
Kia Soul EV
Kia showcased the all-new Soul EV at the 2020 Auto Expo, which is expected to be launched in the Indian market in the coming time. The Soul EV gets powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that can power the vehicle for 450 km of range. The car looks quite funky and offers LED headlamps, fog lamps, LED tail lamps and more.
Tata Altroz EV
Tata showcased the Altroz EV at the 2020 Auto Expo and the car is expected to enter the Indian market in 2021. The all-new Altroz EV’s powertrain is yet to be revealed by the manufacturer but it is expected to get the same IP67 rated battery pack with 8-years warranty. The car can go over 250 km on a single charge and will get a range of connected features.
The Renault K-ZE is the electrified version of the Kwid, which is available in the Chinese market. The car might get launched in the European markets in the coming years too. Renault may bring the vehicle in the Indian market too. The K-ZE looks quite interesting and gets powered by a 33 kW motor that generates a maximum of 120 Nm of torque. It also gets fast charging mode and can reach 80 per cent in fifty minutes.
Mahindra XUV300 EV
Mahindra also showcased the upcoming XUV300 EV at the 2020 Auto Expo. The new vehicle will be launched in the Indian market next year. Mahindra has not officially revealed the specifications of the upcoming vehicle but it is expected to be available in two different variants with different power and range.
Mercedes-Benz will launch its first car from the EQ range in the Indian market this year. The manufacturer showcased the EQC at the 2020 Auto Expo, which will be launched in April. The car gets 80kWh battery pack that powers two electric motors. The combined output is 408 PS and 760 Nm. It can do 0-100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. The car comes with a range of 470 km and comes with a fast-charging option.