Electric Vehicles are slowly penetrating the Indian market; In line with the future prospects, car manufacturers are going full power into the EV category; Here are 4 new EVs launching soon in India, Tata Tiago EV, Mahindra XUV400, BYD Atto3 and Hyundai IONIQ 5. Cleaner and greener vehicles are the future, and the same is reflected by the steadily increasing market share of EVs in India. Car manufacturers are gearing up to introduce new EVs in the market and we bring you the latest information about “4 New Electric Cars Launching Soon in India”.
Tata Tiago EV: India’s most affordable EV
First up on the list is the Tata Tiago EV. From the Indian car, manufacturer enjoying the first mover advantage in the EV segment, the electrified version of the Tiago hatch will surely benefit from the positive image of Tata Motors in the market. Building the hype, the homegrown automaker has already shared several teasers of the upcoming EV and the launch is scheduled for September 28. Under the hood, the Ziptron powertrain comprising a 26 kWh battery pack is expected to be a straight lift-off from the Tigor EV with power output rated at 74 bhp and 170 Nm of peak torque. With a claimed range of around 300 kilometres, the Tiago electric car will come equipped with features such as multi-mode regen, sports mode, leatherette seats and cruise control amongst others. In terms of pricing, it will be positioned below the Tigor EV, and we can expect its price in the range of Rs. 10-12 lakh (ex-showroom).
BYD Atto 3: From the world’s largest EV manufacturer
Ready for its India launch on October 11, the Atto 3 is an all-electric SUV from the world’s largest EV manufacturer BYD (Build Your Dreams). It will be the second product from the Chinese auto major and likely sit in the 25-30 lakh EV segment. Measuring more than 4.4 meters in length, it will be significantly larger in dimensions than its immediate rivals, the MS ZS EV and Hyundai Kona EV. In the powertrain department, the Atto 3 is expected to be offered in two battery pack options. The smaller 49.92 kWh battery pack comes with a claimed range of around 345 kilometres while the larger 60.48 kWh battery pack offers a range of 420 kilometres. The system supports up to 80 kW DC fast charging. The single permanent magnet synchronous electric motor system churns out 201 bhp and 310 Nm of peak torque and is capable of taking the EV from 0-100 kmph in just 7.1 seconds.
Hyundai IONIQ 5: The Kia EV6 counterpart
The spy shots of the test mule sparked the news of the arrival of the much-awaited IONIQ 5 in India. The second EV from Hyundai will be underpinned by the brand’s e-GMP platform and share a lot of components with the EV6 including the powertrain. Unlike its counterpart, it will be locally assembled in India, thereby keeping the pricing competitive. The IONIQ 5 is offered in two battery pack options internationally, a 58 kWh single motor setup producing 169 bhp with a claimed range of 383 kilometres and a 325 bhp dual motor 72.6 kWh battery pack with 481 kilometres of electric range. According to some reports, Hyundai is considering the smaller capacity battery option for India with the long-range version planned for a later stage. Some stand-out features on the EV will include an advanced heads-up display, remote parking assist, dual-zone climate control and level 2 ADAS amongst others. The EV will make its debut by the end of 2022 and will go on sale in the first quarter of 2023.
XUV400: Mahindra’s First Electric SUV
Mahindra has officially entered the EV competition with the unveiling of its all-electric XUV400 SUV. The launch is scheduled for January 2023 and the EV surely grabs eyeballs despite being based on the XUV300 which is on sale for a long time now. The distinctive EV styling elements such as blanked-off front grille, a new copper Twin peak logo, subtle copper touches throughout the body and the biggest highlight is the increased 4.2 meters length. The powertrain department is handled by a 39.5 kWh battery pack paired to a single motor belting out 147 bhp and 310 Nm of peak torque. The set-up comes with a claimed range of 456 kilometres on a single charge. The SUV can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 8.3 seconds and it gets 3 driving modes: Fun, Fast and Fearless. The EV SUV is aimed squarely at the Tata Nexon EV MAX and will be priced in a similar bracket.