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Best Electric Cars to Buy in India

In this post we have covered best electric cars to buy in India with complete reviews and prices.

India’s automotive industry has been on a steady decline for the last two years. The domestic vehicle sales volume has declined 14 percent since 2019.

While COVID-19 imposed lockdowns is a contributing factor, most of the Y-O-Y decline could be due to the high fuel prices, which rose by 15-17 %, according to Indian analytical firm – CRISIL.

It has increased the cost of ownership by 8-10% since last year. Moreover, these factors, combined with air pollution in most of the metro cities of India, have pushed the Indian Government to make strides for developing an Electric mobility infrastructure. 

Owing to these factors, along with the FAME subsidies for buying an EV, many buyers are now opting for the eco-friendly all-electric alternative to ICE (Internal-Combustion Engines) cars.

Table of Content

  1. Best electric cars to buy
  2. Some upcoming Electric Cars

Best Electric cars to buy?

best electric cars to buy

Tata Nexon EV

This car from Tata is one of the most practical and affordable EVs in India as of yet. With pricing starting from ₹13.99 lakh, it is undoubtedly more expensive than its petrol-based cousin. However, it is still not expensive like the foreign alternatives that lose out on the incentives due to localized productions.

The car comes with a range of 312 KMs, with a sporty acceleration of 9.9 seconds from standstill to hundred, and with a top speed of 120 Km/hr, the Nexon EV proves itself as an EV.

The Nexon is also one of the safest cars, with its 5-star safety rating from the Global NCAP test.

Hyundai Kona Electric

The car has a top speed of 165km/hr with a range of 452 KMs and the Kona can accelerate from 0-100 within 9.7 seconds.

The Hyundai Kona Electric starts at ₹25.3 lakhs (ex-showroom India offering one of India’s most reasonably competitive electric car prices, especially in the mid-premium segment.

MG ZS EV

The British legacy brand MG (Morris Garages) offers the MG ZS EV in the mid-premium SUV segment. It comes with a 44.5kWh battery that provides a range of up to 419KMs. 

Starting from ₹20.99 lakh, this is one of the best EV choices for mid-range premium EVs.

The car has a top speed of 140km/hr with a range of 452 KMs. The ZS EV can accelerate from 0-100 within 8.5 seconds.

Mercedes Benz EQC

This premium offering from the German luxury car-maker comes with an 80kWH lithium-ion battery with a range of 370-414 KMs, along with a top speed of 180 km/hr and 5.1 seconds 0-100 km/hr time! Starting at ₹1.04 Crore (ex-showroom), the Mercedes Benz EQC is available in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, and Hyderabad.

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Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar’s EV offering to rival the Mercedes Benz EQC is the I-Pace and the car comes with a 90kWH lithium-ion battery with a range of 470 KMs, along with a top speed of 200 km/hr and a 4.8 seconds 0-100 Km/hr time, Starting at ₹1.05 Crore (ex-showroom)

Tata Tigor EV

With Nexon EV, Tata has become one of the top electric car brands in India. Tata offers another electric car, the Tigor EV, which starts at ₹9.44 lakhs, with 213 km of range and an 80km/hr top speed.

Mahindra E-Verito

One of the cheapest EV sedans available in India, right now, Mahindra’s E-Verito comes with a 21.2 kWh battery which boasts a range of 181 KMs, with a top speed of 80-86 Km/hr. The E-Verito starts at ₹10.15 lakhs.

Mahindra e2oPlus

This electric hatchback from Mahindra is the cheapest EV in the Indian market right now and it comes with a 10.08kWh battery that offers a 99.9 KMs of range and a top speed of 80 km/hr.

However, the e2o Plus starts at ₹7.57 lakh.

Some upcoming Electric Cars

Mahindra KUV100 EV

The latest offering from Mahindra starts at ₹8.25 lakhs and comes with a 15.9kWh battery which boasts a range of 147km. With incentives from certain state governments, the price will eventually fall to a mere ₹ seven lakhs!

Tata Altroz EV

Tata Altroz EV

Tata’s new EV will be based upon their Ziptron EV platform and its price will be at around ₹15 lakhs. The Altro EV is also expected to come with a 30kWh battery offering a 300KM range.

Renault Kwid EV

Renault’s upcoming EV will be one of the cheapest electric cars in India and it will be priced at around ₹7-9 lakhs than the Kwid EV is also expected to come with a 26kWh battery offering a 200KM range.

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Tata Tiago EV

Upcoming Tata Tiago EV will be Tata’s offering for the budget electric hatchback segment. It will also be based upon their Ziptron EV platform. Tiago’s price will be around ₹ seven lakhs. It also is expected with a 20kWh battery offering a 150-200KM range.

Mahindra XUV300 EV

This offering from Mahindra will go toe-to-toe with Tata’s Nexon EV. The XUV300 is expected to be priced between ₹15-18 lakhs.

Therefore, It will come with a range of 375 KMs for the long-range version. However, we also expect a shorter-range version, with around 200-250 KMs of coverage on a single charge.

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