When the REVA was launched in India back in the ‘90s, it was a unique sight. While most gawked at this contraption that looked too different to ever go mainstream, very few thought the trend of EVs would catch on. Almost 2 decades later, Electric vehicles have started capturing the imagination of a growing environmentally aware public. And today, almost all leading carmakers are looking to electrify some of their brands. Here is our pick of the lot, with the top 5 upcoming EVs in India.
Maruti Wagon R EV
The most economical EV will be the electric version of Maruti’s bestseller hatchback, the Wagon R. Meant to transform the electric car sector with its launch towards the end of the year, it comes with a price tag of Rs 7 – 10 lakh, inclusive of the subsidies under FAME scheme. Believed to have some alteration in its design, the rear will hold an ‘EV’ badge, flat tail light on the bumper and a top placed wiper on the windshield.
Ready to join the queue this year end, SUV Kona, Hyundai’s first EV in India, aims to catch attention through its look, speed, and safety assurance. Expected to be priced between Rs 25 – 30 lakh, it is going to be assembled at the Chennai plant. Bearing significant external changes, it gets a sleek and body colored closed section replacing front grille to house the charging socket, just beside the Hyundai badge.
Tata Altroz EV
After getting huge appreciation in the 2019 Geneva motor show, Altroz by giant Car maker Tata is set to conquer the mass market with a price tag of Rs 10 – 12 lakh, startling range and fast charging time. Based on the same design structure as the original hatchback with very little alteration in styling, it is expected to keep up Tata’s flag high. The brand is determined to provide adventure, smooth ride, comfort and a sense of pride to its riders with this extraordinary creation.
This passenger vehicle maker’s thought to present the country with an entry level EKUV100 is commendable as this is not just a car but a dream come true for many. Approximately to be tagged under Rs 10 lakh, the EKUV will fly high from June this year. Also, Mahindra is fully prepared with its investment plan towards product manufacturing and power enhancement required for the car and its components.
Nissan’s confirmation about the arrival of its electric hatchback Leaf in India this year is heartening. Already a proven best seller car across the world, Leaf now aims to rule the segment in India. This premium car wears a sporty design and is equipped with a 40kWh battery contributing a glorious range of 400 kms on a single charge. This premium EV from Nissan with ProPilot Park system will be priced around Rs 30 lakh.