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Top 8 Upcoming Electric Cars Launching In India By 2020

Published On Sep 10, 2019 1:20:32 PM

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From the Maruti WagonR-based EV to the Audi e-tron and everything in between

India’s transition to electric mobility is about to get a boost with these new electric cars set to start arriving at showrooms near you. These EVs will be priced in various ranges starting from around Rs 10 lakh, going way beyond the Rs 1 Crore mark. Without further ado, we give you a fair idea of what they are expected to offer and how much they are likely to cost?

1. Mahindra eKUV100

  • Mahindra eKUV100
  • RsPrice10.0 Lakh*
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Range: 140km

Expected price: Rs 10 lakh 

Expected Launch: Festive season 2019

Mahindra is currently the only car maker in India to offer electric cars for personal mobility. And the brand plans to take the count up with the electric version of the KUV100 which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. The eKUV is likely to get a 140km range and could be priced around Rs 10 lakh. It is expected to hit showrooms within the next couple of months.

2. MG ZS EV

  • MG ZS EV
  • RsPrice25.0 Lakh*
  • BHP201.2
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Range: 350km

Expected price: Rs 20 lakh+

Launch: December 2019

MG has already started prepping for the launch of its first electric SUV in India, the eZS, by setting up fast charging facilities at dealerships in five cities to begin with. In India, it is expected to offer a range of around 350km per charge from its 44.5kWh battery pack. On the features front, buyers will get iSmart connected technology powered by an eSIM to allow remote AC control, over the air system updates, geofencing, live tracking and more. 

Expected to be priced upwards of Rs 20 lakh, the MG eZS will be brought in as a CBU by December 2019 to rival the Hyundai Kona.

3. Nissan Leaf

  • Nissan Leaf
  • RsPrice30.0 Lakh*
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Range: 400km

Expected price: Rs 30 lakh 

Expected Launch: Late 2019

It’s been a long time coming, but the Nissan Leaf may finally make its India debut this year. It packs a 40kWh lithium ion battery which gives it a claimed range of 400km per charge. Nissan introduced an interesting single e-pedal technology which lets you control both acceleration and braking. The same tech will be available in the cute little electric car from Honda called ‘e’ too.

4. Audi e-tron

  • Audi e-tron
  • RsPrice1.5 Cr*
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Range: 400km

Expected price: More than Rs 1 crore 

Expected Launch: December 2019

Audi recently showcased the e-tron in India and boy, were we impressed! Audi’s first series production EV offers more than 400km of range! Highlights include camera-based outside rearview mirrors, air suspension, dual central touchscreens and four-zone climate control. Powered by a 95kWh battery pack, the e-tron will take just 30 minutes to fully juice up from 0 to 80 per cent through a DC quick charger. Of course, all of it will come at a steep price, upwards of Rs 1 crore, by the end of this year. 

5. Mercedes-Benz EQC

  • Mercedes-Benz EQC
  • RsPrice60.0 Lakh*
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Range: 350km

Expected price: More than Rs 1 crore

Expected Launch: Early 2020

Mercedes-Benz hasn’t been too far behind Audi with the EQC already in the works. It will be the first result of Mercedes-Benz’ EV subsidiary, EQ. Powered by an 80kWh lithium ion battery, it will offer around 350 km of range, a tad lower than its Audi rival. The Mercedes-Benz EQC will support a 110kW fast charger which can charge the battery up from 10 to 80 per cent within 40 minutes. Just like the Audi e-tron, the EQC is expected to debut in India by the end of this year or early 2020, with a price tag of more than Rs 1 crore.

6. Mahindra XUV300 Electric

  • Mahindra XUV300 Electric
  • RsPrice18.0 Lakh*
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Range: 350-400km

Expected price: Rs 15 lakh

Expected Launch: mid-2020 

We have high expectations from the electric version of the XUV300, which can deliver 350-400km of range per charge. It will be packing made-in-Korea lithium ion batteries instead of Chinese-made cells. And it won’t be surprising to see the XUV300 EV to get the same features as the ICE-powered XUV300. The XUV300 Electric is expected to mark its entry in mid-2020 with a price tag of around Rs 15 lakh.

7. Tata Altroz EV

  • Tata Altroz EV
  • RsPrice14.0 Lakh*
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Range: 250-300km

Expected price: Rs 14 lakh 

Expected Launch: July 2020

Tata’s first premium hatchback that will make its debut in July 2019, will also get an electric version, probably around the same time next year. The Altroz EV features a front grille devoid of any vents and a flat floor for increased cabin space. Based on the ALFA ARC platform, Tata claims the Altroz can score five stars in crash tests. It is capable of covering 250-300km per charge, while charging it up to 80 per cent with a fast charger takes an hour. 

8. Maruti WagonR Electric

  • Maruti WagonR Electric
  • RsPrice8.0 Lakh*
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Range: 200km

Expected price: Rs 9 lakh 

Expected Launch: 2020

Maruti has been testing JDM WagonRs with an electric powertrain across the length and breadth of the country. These EVs will serve as a knowledge base for a new electric Maruti that will be based on the Heartect platform, delivering a range of around 200km. Maruti is likely to bring its first EV in India by 2020 with a price tag of around Rs 9 lakh.

Which one of these electric cars have got you excited? Do you think the power, features and range on offer are convincing enough for you to pick them over similarly priced combustion-engine counterparts? Let us know in the comments. 

Which one of these electric cars have got you excited? Do you think the power, features and range on offer are convincing enough for you to pick them over similarly priced combustion-engine counterparts? Let us know in the comments. 

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