In India, electric vehicles have become the rage, with nearly every automaker jumping on board. Four-wheeler manufacturers are continuing to gain market share, despite the fact that two-wheeler companies have been growing more rapidly when it comes to the nation's EV sector. However, by introducing a number of electric vehicles in recent years, well-known carmakers like Tata Motors and MG Motor have emerged as popular choices among Indian car buyers. Meanwhile, many other players are now gearing up to put their best foot forward by introducing their brand-new EV offerings in the country. Here's a look at the much-awaited electric car models from a range of prominent brands that are scheduled to hit the Indian market soon.
The Tata Curvv EV, a concept vehicle unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo, is another electric vehicle from Tata Motors on this list. As apparent in the concept form, the Curvv EV will have a coupe-like form and a 500–550 km driving range. The new Tata Nexon.ev's styling has been influenced by the Curvv, and both of them have two battery packs—one for medium range and one for long range. The interior of the Tata Curvv EV will likewise be contemporary with cutting-edge tech.
With the acquisition of Maini, Mahindra had a significant advantage in the EV market and introduced the Mahindra e2O and e2O Plus, which were India's most reasonably priced electric vehicles. However, Tata emerged victorious and Mahindra failed to introduce any new products for an extended period. Mahindra recently introduced their new EV brand and launched the XUV400 electric SUV. Based on the XUV700, the Mahindra XUV.e8 is expected to be released shortly and has two electric motors and an 80kWh battery pack.
Tata Punch EV
Tata Motors is a prominent automobile manufacturer in India, specialising in the production of electric vehicles. The 2023 Nexon.ev is part of the Tata Electric Passenger Cars division, which was recently given a new brand identity by the firm. Furthermore, the Punch EV, which Tata Motors is now planning to introduce to the Indian market, has been seen in camouflage several times. Similar to the Nexon.ev, it will be the most reasonably priced electric SUV in the nation and might come with two battery options.
Hyundai Kona Electric
The first electric SUV to be introduced in India was the Kona, a vehicle with a range of more than 450 km, manufactured by Hyundai. The manufacturer later launched the Ioniq 5 hatchback in India, and it currently has plans to expand its lineup of electric vehicles. The new Kona EV and the Ioniq 6 are two of the upcoming models that it will bring to our shores. The E-GMP skateboard platform serves as the foundation for the latest generation Hyundai Kona Electric, which is currently offered in global markets and has a longer battery life.
At the 2023 Auto Expo, Kia debuted the seven-seater Kia EV9 concept. The car was later unveiled for foreign markets and has a stated WLTP cycle driving range of more than 541-kilometre. The Kia EV9 has a commanding presence on the road and boasts ultra-fast 800V charging capability. After the Kia EV6, which is now Kia Motors' flagship vehicle in India, the Kia EV9 will be the largest electric vehicle produced by the South Korean automaker and its second overall.
In India, BYD, the biggest producer of electric vehicles worldwide, presently offers the Atto 3 and the E6 models. The automaker intends to introduce the Seal, which was on display at the Auto Expo earlier this year and is equipped with an 82.5kWh battery pack with a 700-kilometre stated driving range. Anticipate the debut of the BYD Seal in India around mid-2024.