The Government’s decision of making India a completely electric vehicle nation by 2030 is slowly taking shape. Automotive giants like Tata, Hyundai, and Mahindra are working relentlessly to bring out new electric vehicles in the market.
Tata is already working on electric vehicles and has recently unveiled the Tata Tiago electric vehicle in the UK market. The same is expected in the Indian market by 2018 Auto Expo. Hyundai has also dropped the plans to launch hybrid vehicles in India after the government increased the tax rates for the hybrids under GST. However, the Korean automaker may start assembling electric vehicles in India by as early as 2019.Hyundai may bring the Elantra sedan or Kona SUV in the electric form by late 2018 or early 2019.
Hyundai may bring the Elantra sedan or Kona SUV in the electric form by late 2018 or early 2019. The manufacturer will bring the vehicles as completely knocked down (CKD) units to attract tax benefits.
Mahindra and Mahindra, who is the only electric car maker in India is expected to spearhead the electric vehicle campaign in India. Mahindra is expected to have the widest range of electric products in India in near future. The brand is said to be working on the electric versions Mahindra KUV 100 and Mahindra XUV 500. Mahindra may also launch XUV 500 Aero electric in coming times.
The Indian government has invited bids to install at least 1000 charging points for electric vehicles in Delhi. Mahindra and Mahindra has also started installing charging points in Bengaluru and Nagpur. It is expected to install charging points in Delhi too.