The EV automotive space of the country is set to expand in the future with a few exciting launches from brands like Mahindra, Tata Motors, and more. Electric vehicles produce no emissions, in contrast to their gasoline-powered counterparts, which helps to lower air pollution. There is no doubt that air pollution can harm practically every nation, but for a populous country like India, the likelihood of it escalating and inflicting major harm is great. In order to contribute to a cleaner and greener India, numerous well-known automakers are making electric versions of their gasoline-powered cars as well as brand-new EVs. A few upcoming EVs in India include the eVX, the Creta, the Punch, and more. To know more about these electric vehicles from different manufacturers, read on.
One of the upcoming manufacturer's first Born Electric models, the XUV.e8, is anticipated to go into production first and be on sale around December 2024. It is further predicted to have an 80kWh battery pack and an all-wheel drive system with a two-motor layout. In terms of power and torque outputs, the upcoming EV is likely to produce 227bhp and 350Nm of torque. The concept's striking appearance, which included a closed-off grille, copper highlights on the front grille, new headlamps, a fog lamp assembly, and more, is anticipated to be carried over into the production-ready model. Although it is early to comment on the EV's price, speculations suggest that it will be expensive.
Tata Punch EV
The much-anticipated Tata Punch EV will presumably go on sale later this year. It will have Tata's Ziptron technology, a permanent magnet synchronous motor, and a liquid-cooled battery. There is no formal announcement, however, industry reports indicate that the EV may share its mechanical specifics with the Tiago EV. A new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a redesigned two-spoke steering wheel with an illuminated logo in the center and haptic touch controls, akin to the Tata Curvv concept, and other amenities are anticipated to be included in the forthcoming Punch EV. It will be up against the Hyundai Exter, the MG Comet, and other vehicles after the launch.
Hyundai Creta EV
The electric variant of the well-liked Creta SUV is anticipated to hit the Indian roads by early 2025. Although particular details are yet unknown, it is speculated to share a powertrain with the Hyundai Kona EV, which has a 100kW permanent magnet synchronous motor and a 39.2kWh lithium-ion battery that allows for a stated driving range of 452 kilometre. In terms of market rivalry, the Creta EV will take on the likes of the MG ZS EV and the forthcoming Tata Curvv EV.
Maruti Suzuki eVX
Maruti Suzuki plans to release an electric SUV in the second half of 2024 based on the eVX concept, which was displayed at the 2023 Auto Expo. The eVX SUV concept boasts a range of around 550 kilometre with its 60kWh battery pack. The production-ready version is expected to keep the same battery with a real-world range of roughly 500 kilometre. Blanked-off grille, massive wheel arches, V-shaped headlights with LED DRLs, a sloping roofline, and a raked rear windscreen, are some of the design characteristics of the Maruti Suzuki eVX concept that will likely be present in the production model. For those unaware, the upcoming electric SUV based on the eVX concept will mark the company's debut in the electric segment.