Upcoming electric cars launching in 2022

By autoX Editorial | on January 26, 2022

Some delayed launches, some new & enticing ones too! The Indian EV space is set to witness a lot of action this year. Here's the reason behind it... 

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Studio Shot

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Unveiled in February last year, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the first model under the brand’s IONIQ EV sub-brand. It’s built on the automaker’s new and super-flexible Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and with Hyundai India’s official EV roadmap announced, the Korean marque has confirmed the IONIQ 5’s launch for our market. It will arrive as a CBU and will be positioned as a niche offering. Therefore, expect the pricing to be on the higher side. Overseas, the IONIQ 5 is available with two battery packs – 72.6kWh and 58kWh – and with the larger pack, the IONIQ 5 offers a range of 481kms (as per WLTP cycle).

Expected Launch: Mid to Late 2022
Expected Price: ₹50 – 60 Lakh

Mercedes Benz EQS Static Side View1

Mercedes-Benz EQS

Not too long ago, Mercedes-Benz India partially revealed its launch calendar for 2022. During it, the German marque also confirmed that its electric flagship, the EQS sedan, will be the second EV to arrive on our shores after the EQC. However, unlike the latter, the EQS will go down in the history books for being Mercedes' first locally-assembled EV to roll out of its Chakan plant. There's also a good chance that the S-Class, the EQS might be launched as a CBU initially, with the CKD units planned for a later launch.

Expected Launch: Mid to Late 2022
Expected Price: ₹1.5 – 2 Crore

Volvo XC40 Recharge Studio Shot

Volvo XC40 Recharge

The XC40 Recharge will lead Volvo’s electric campaign in India by being the first pure EV from the Swedish carmaker. It’s expected to offer more than 400kms of range, can be charged up to 80% in 40 minutes, and will dismiss the 0-100km/h run in 4.9 seconds. From the outside, the XC40 Recharge will look like any regular Volvo, barring the grille, which it lacks. Inside, it will sport a vertically oriented touchscreen, with Google Assist, and a fully digital instrument cluster. The XC40 Recharge in all aspects is quite similar to its ICE-powered sibling the XC40. Once launched, it will become the most accessible premium EV in India in terms of cost.

Expected Launch: Q1 2022
Expected Price: ₹50 – 55 Lakh

Tesla Studio Shot


While there hasn’t been any official word from the company, multiple spy shots confirm that it is only a matter of time before we see Tesla’s range of EVs offered in India. We expect the first two entrants to be the Model Y and Model 3 — two of Tesla’s more affordable offerings — which will be followed by the Model X and the Model S. There’s no concrete timeline for Tesla’s official arrival here yet. But with the luxury electric vehicle segment heating up, it’s just a matter of time.

Expected Launch: September 2022 (Model Y) / December 2022 (Model 3) / 2023 (Model S) / 2023 (Model X) 
Expected Price: ₹65 – 70 Lakh (Model 3) / ₹75 – 80 Lakh (Model Y) / ₹1.6 Crore (Model S) / ₹1.8 Crore (Model X)

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