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In pictures: 5 affordable EVs that could reshape Indian auto sector

Updated : 2021-01-13 21:17:22

Electric vehicles are on their way to dominate the global auto industry and India is no exception. While the news about the arrival of Tesla cars into the market has definitely grabbed headlines what could really make or break the segment in India is the affordability of electric vehicles. Here is a look at some pocket-friendly models that are expected to be launched this year.

Electric vehicles are on their way to dominate the global auto industry and India is no exception. While the news about the arrival of Tesla cars into the market has definitely grabbed headlines what could really make or break the segment in India is the affordability of electric vehicles. Here is a look at some pocket-friendly models that are expected to be launched this year, based on the report from GaadiWaadi.com. (REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo)
Electric vehicles are on their way to dominate the global auto industry and India is no exception. While the news about the arrival of Tesla cars into the market has definitely grabbed headlines what could really make or break the segment in India is the affordability of electric vehicles. Here is a look at some pocket-friendly models that are expected to be launched this year, based on the report from GaadiWaadi.com. (REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo)
 Mahindra eXUV300:   Showcased last year as part of the 2020 Auto Expo, the compact SUV is the electrified variant of the popular XUV300. Expected to be launched soon, the model will cost at least Rs 13 lakh.
Mahindra eXUV300:  Showcased last year as part of the 2020 Auto Expo, the compact SUV is the electrified variant of the popular XUV300. Expected to be launched soon, the model will cost at least Rs 13 lakh.
 Maruti WagonR EV:  The electric variant of the popular hatchback, the model could cost approximately Rs 8 lakh.
Maruti WagonR EV: The electric variant of the popular hatchback, the model could cost approximately Rs 8 lakh.
 Tata Motors H2X:  Revealed during the 89th Geneva International Motor Show back in 2019, it is expected to be priced at least Rs 5.5 lakh. (Cyril Zingaro/Keystone via AP)
Tata Motors H2X: Revealed during the 89th Geneva International Motor Show back in 2019, it is expected to be priced at least Rs 5.5 lakh. (Cyril Zingaro/Keystone via AP)
 Tata Motors Altroz EV:  Another Tata model to hit the market soon is the EV variant of the popular Altroz hatchback. Expected to cost around Rs 10 lakh, the car will use Tata’s Ziptron powertrain and the lithium-ion battery pack has a target range of 250-300km. It can be charged to 80% in 60 minutes with a DC fast charger.
Tata Motors Altroz EV: Another Tata model to hit the market soon is the EV variant of the popular Altroz hatchback. Expected to cost around Rs 10 lakh, the car will use Tata’s Ziptron powertrain and the lithium-ion battery pack has a target range of 250-300km. It can be charged to 80% in 60 minutes with a DC fast charger.
 Mahindra eKUV100:  M&M promised to bring in an affordable EV into the market with the focus being on shared mobility and delivering on that promise was the eKUV100 launched in its production guise at the Auto Expo last February at a very attractive price of Rs 8.25 lakh. What we do know is that this car would deliver a range of 130-150km on a single charge. Power comes from a 40kW electric motor that churns out 53PS & 120NM of torque. The battery is most likely to be a 15.9kW unit which can be brought to full charge in approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes while with a DC fast charger it could speed up the charge time to 55 minutes.
Mahindra eKUV100: M&M promised to bring in an affordable EV into the market with the focus being on shared mobility and delivering on that promise was the eKUV100 launched in its production guise at the Auto Expo last February at a very attractive price of Rs 8.25 lakh. What we do know is that this car would deliver a range of 130-150km on a single charge. Power comes from a 40kW electric motor that churns out 53PS & 120NM of torque. The battery is most likely to be a 15.9kW unit which can be brought to full charge in approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes while with a DC fast charger it could speed up the charge time to 55 minutes.
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