Top 10 Electric Vehicles in India providing an Eco-friendly Ride

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Concerns about the environment are at an all-time high right now. Emissions from conventional crude oil-powered vehicles have always been major contributors to the environment’s overall degradation. Therefore, the only viable option left for the planet is to switch to an alternative that is cleaner and more favorable, and important to the environment: electric vehicles. India is one nation that produces electric vehicles. In addition, the manufacturing of electric vehicles in India results from the country’s vow to ban internal combustion engines (ICE) from gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.

Electric vehicles in India are more efficient, emit no emissions, and require no maintenance. Furthermore, there are a few electric cars on the road, and many people are considering switching to all-electric vehicles as gasoline costs in the nation soar. In addition, customers can choose from a variety of electric two- and four-wheel vehicles. In this blog, we’ll give you a rundown of the top ten electric vehicles in India, covering both the four-wheeler and two-wheeler markets.

Best Electric Vehicles in India

Four-wheeler Segment

1. Tata Tigor EV
  • Top speed: 80 kmph
  • Battery capacity: 16.2 kWh
  • Range: 142 km/charge
  • Price (INR): 11.37 lakh approx.
  • Charge time: 6 hours

Tata is a well-known company that has dabbled in the production of electric vehicles. The Tigor EV model is one of them, and it comes with a plethora of features. Moreover, this vehicle has a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system and two charging options: standard and rapid chargers. Additionally, its standard charger takes 12 hours to charge as the fast charger only takes 2 hours. In the four-wheeler segment, the Tigor EV is undoubtedly one of the best electric vehicles in India.

2. Mahindra eVerito
  • Top speed: 86 kmph
  • Battery capacity: 21.2 kWh
  • Range: 181 km/charge
  • Price (INR): 10.39 lakh approx.
  • Charge time: 11-12 hours

Mahindra’s eVerito is powered by a three-phase motor. In addition, the car’s features include electro-hydraulic power steering and tubeless steel wheels, and a 510-liter cargo area.

3. Tata Nexon EV
  • Top speed: 120 kmph
  • Battery capacity: 30.2 kWh
  • Range: 312 km/charge
  • Price (INR): 13.99 lakh approx.
  • Charge time: 8 hours

The Tata Nexon EV is the brand’s first electric car and is one of the best electric vehicles in India, with a maximum power output of 127bhp. In addition, the car keeps the temperature low even after a long trip because of its battery. Furthermore, the normal charger takes approximately 8 hours to charge, while the rapid charger just takes 60 minutes.

4. Hyundai Kona Electric
  • Top speed: 167 kmph
  • Battery capacity: 39.2 kWh
  • Range: 452 km/charge
  • Price (INR): 28.04 lakh approx.
  • Charge time: 6 hours

Although Hyundai is a Korean company, its services cover the globe. The car has amazing mileage and is one of India’s top ten best electric cars. In addition, it has a maximum power output of 134bhp.

  • Top speed: 140 kmph
  • Battery capacity: 44.5 kWh
  • Range: 340 km/charge
  • Price (INR): 20.88 lakh approx.
  • Charge time: 6-8 hours

MG ZS EV has several excellent features, including a 448-liter trunk capacity, projector headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, and many more. In addition, it has a maximum power output of 143bhp and a torque output of 353 Nm and a top speed of 140 km/h.

Two Wheeler Segment

1. Ather 450/ 450X
  • Price (INR): 1.19 – 1.38 Lakh
  • Range: 116 km/charge
  • Motor Power: 6000 W, Nominal Power – 3300 W

Ather 450/450X scooter has a 2.7kWh battery that boasts a riding range of up to 116 kilometers depending on external conditions. The built-in battery charges in about 5 hours, which is fairly good for an EV bike or scooter these days. Your riding range is also affected by how fast you move. In fact, for the two-wheeler segment, Ather is one of the best electric vehicles in India with a top speed of 80 km/hr.

2. Revolt RV400
  • Price (INR): 1.25 Lakh*
  • Range: 85km/charge
  • Motor Power: 3000 W

The Revolt RV400 features a 4kW electric engine with 170Nm torque, a top speed of 85km/hr, and a riding range of up to 150km per charge. The bike has a 3.24kW detachable battery that charges in less than 5 hours inside a home. Additionally, it includes disc brakes on both sides for safety. Despite its sporty look, it makes no noise when turned on.

3. Bajaj Chetak
  • Price (INR): 1.48 Lakh
  • Range:  95 km/charge
  • Motor Power: 4080 W

Bajaj Chetak is available in two trim levels: Urbane and Premium, which cost Rs. 1,00,000 and Rs. 1,15,000, respectively. Additionally, the scooter has a 4kW electric motor that produces around 16 Nm of torque and includes a 3kWh lithium-ion IP-67 rated battery that takes five hours to charge from a standard power connection and has a top speed of 78 km/hr.

4. TVS iQube 2022
  • Price (INR): 1.25 – 1.66 Lakh
  • Range: 75-100 km/charge
  • Motor Power: 4400 W

The new TVS iQube is available in three models: iQube, iQube S, and iQube ST. The TVS iQube 2022 and iQube S include a 3.4kWh battery with a claimed range of 100 kilometers on a single charge. Accordingly, the battery can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in under 2 hours 50 minutes using a 950W output, while a complete charge can take up to 4 hours and 30. minutes with a 650W output. It is powered by a 4.4kW motor at a top speed of 78km/h. The TVS iQube 2022 EVs also have 12-inch tubeless wheels and disc brakes.

5. Hero Photon
  • Price (INR): 80,940
  • Range: 110km
  • Motor Power: 1200 W

Hero Electric Photon scooter costs considerably less when compared to some of its counterparts. However, it has less power without sacrificing the overall range. The built-in battery provides a range of 110 kilometers on a single charge, albeit with a top speed of 45 kilometers per hour and takes about 5 hours to fully charge the device. Furthermore, the Photon badge is on the corner of the plastic body that wraps around the 1.4kWh motor and a round headlamp is added to the scooter.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, electric vehicle sales have increased worldwide, therefore more electric vehicles will help reduce pollution in the future. Manufacturers such as Tata, Hyundai, and Mahindra, which have already dominated the electric car market lead electric vehicles in India. Simultaneously, Ather, TVS, and Bajaj are dominating the two-wheeler sector. Although the pandemic stopped the launch events, you can still purchase a suitable electric vehicle in India, as there are plenty of options available in the market.

Sarang Mahajan

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