Just like other global markets, the Indian automotive market is also witnessing a surge in the demand for electric vehicles. So, in their attempts to capitalize on this increasing demand, Indian and international automakers are launching new electric vehicles every passing day. The upcoming year of 2024 will also be filled with the launch of new electric cars. So, if you are interested in getting one, here is the list of all affordable electric cars that will be coming next year.
Tata Punch EV
First and foremost, the country’s most popular micro-SUV, Tata Punch, will be getting electrified. Tata Motors, in the first quarter of next year, will be launching the new Punch EV in India. Recent test mules have revealed that it will boast a new design compared to the outgoing ICE model. It will feature a brand new set of LED headlights with connected DRLs and new connected LED taillights as well.
The interior will also get a bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and minor changes to the dashboard as well. As for the powertrain, most likely, the upcoming Tata Punch EV will come equipped with the same EV drivetrain as the Tata Tiago EV, which is currently the most affordable and best-selling EV in India. It could get the same 24 kWh battery pack that delivers an MIDC-certified range of 315 km. It might also get the smaller 19.2 kWh battery pack, which offers an MIDC-certified range of 250 km. As for the price, the company could be launching the Punch EV in the price range of Rs 9.5 lakh to Rs 12.5 lakh.
Tata Altroz EV
Tata Motors is also gearing up for the launch of the Altroz EV. The premium hatchback’s EV test mules have also been spotted in the country on multiple occasions. It is believed that the company could also be launching this EV hatchback next year. As of yet, no exact dates have been mentioned by the company for its launch. Most likely, it will come equipped with the same powertrain as the Tata Punch EV and Tiago EV. However, there is no concrete information on the same. Some reports have stated that the company is aiming to offer around 500 km of range with this premium EV hatchback. As for the price, it will also be priced in the same range as the Punch EV at around Rs 10-12.5 lakh.
Tata Curvv EV coupe SUV
The third electric vehicle on this list also belongs to Tata Motors. The company, soon after the launch of the Punch and Altroz EV, will be launching its most unique offering, the Curvv coupe SUV. This new model will be offered with three different powertrain options, and one of them will be an all-electric powertrain. Reports have suggested that it will come equipped with the new Nexon EV facelift’s EV drivetrain. However, it will offer a slightly more range rated at around 500 kms in a single full charge.
Just like the Nexon EV facelift, the Curvv EV could also come with two different battery packs. The first could be a 30 kWh battery pack, while the other could be a larger 40.5 kWh battery like the MR (Medium Range) and LR (Long Range) variants of the Nexon EV facelift. Currently, the Nexon EV facelift offers a 325 km and 465 km range in its MR and LR variants. It has been reported that it could also get the same V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2L (vehicle-to-load) charging capabilities. The company could be launching the Curvv EV in the range of Rs 18-20 lakh.
Towards the end of 2024, the country’s largest SUV manufacturer, Mahindra Automotive, could be launching the electric iteration of the XUV700. The XUVe.8 will boast a futuristic-looking exterior design with a closed-off grille, new LED headlights, and connected LED DRLs at the front. It will also get a slightly more updated interior layout as well.
Coming to the powertrain side of things, Mahindra has confirmed that the XUVe.8 will come equipped with an 80 kWh battery. It has also stated that it will get a dual-motor setup with an all-wheel-drive configuration. As for the power output, it could make around 230 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque with its all-electric drivetrain. Reports have suggested that the company could be launching this EV SUV starting at Rs 35 lakh.
Citroen C3 Aircross EV
Last on this list is the French automaker Citroen’s C3 Aircross EV. The company recently launched India’s most affordable compact SUV, and reports have suggested that it could be launching the EV iteration of it next year. The C3 Aircross SUV currently shares its drivetrain with its hatchback sibling, the C3. However, reports have stated that it won’t be sharing the 29.2 kWh battery with its EV hatchback sibling eC3.
It is being speculated that the company could be offering this new EV SUV with a bigger 40 kWh battery pack. As for the range, it could be offering around 400 km in a single full charge. Coming to the price range for this SUV, it could be launched at a price range of Rs 15 to 20 lakh.