The Indian car industry is making slow but steady progress toward an electric future. Many manufacturers, including luxury carmakers like Audi and Mercedes-Benz, are preparing to debut a big lineup of electric vehicles in the market. Tesla is also testing electric cars for the Indian market.
On the affordable end of the electric car industry, things are just as interesting. Here are five upcoming electric cars that will undoubtedly bring electric mobility to India's mass-market next year.
1. Tata Altroz EV
Tata knows the significance of electric cars and may introduce an Altroz EV soon. In addition, previously showcased the Altroz EV was at an Auto Show.
The new electric car will feature a dust proof battery-rated IP67 and a certified driving range of 300+ kilometers. Like the Nexon EV, the Tata Altroz EV will be more expensive than the ICE variant. The Tata Nexon EV is presently one of the most practical electric cars in India.
2. Mahindra eKUV100
Mahindra & Mahindra is also planning a new electric car debut in India. The eKUV100 will be the first of these planned electric cars, with a debut date of early 2022. The car was earlier shown at 2020 Auto Show, and the pre-production version featured a 15.9 kWh battery pack with a range of 150 kilometers.
3. Mahindra eXUV300
M&M will launch the eXUV300 in the market after the eKUV100Technical specifics are under wraps. However, the company has previously stated that the electric SUV would be available in regular and long-range models. Expected to arrive in 2023.
4. Upcoming MG compact e-SUV
Within next two years, MG Motor India plans to bring a new electric car to its lineup. The new electric car will be positioned below the ZS EV and compete with the Tata Nexon EV. MG would be smart to launch a relatively affordable electric car, especially because customers nowadays seek affordable electric mobility options.
5. Hyundai's low-cost EV
Hyundai said earlier this year that it will invest Rs. 1,000 crores in developing a low-cost electric car for the Indian market. The following model will be a small crossover with a driving range suitable for city commute. This future electric vehicle is set to arrive in India in 2022, and it might be the most affordable electric car in the country.