Do you know why people buy electric cars?
Is it due to their inclination towards the green earth? That is one of the reasons. In addition to it, electric vehicles are superior in terms of running cost, acceleration, single-speed transmission, regenerative braking, etc.
Top 5 Electric Cars in India
Here is a list of 5 electric cars you may consider buying in 2020. There are a few more cars available in India. But we limited the list to 5.
#5 Mahindra e2o Plus
One of the most affordable electric cars in India is the Mahindra e2o Plus. There are three variants for Mahindra e2o Plus. P2, P4, and P6.
The four-seater hatchback has a top speed of 80km/h and it accelerates from 0 to 40km/h in 6.3 seconds.
The car uses a three-phase AC induction motor that has 19kW peak power and 70Nm torque.
The 280Ah lithium-ion battery makes it to travel 140 km with one full charge.
The normal charging time using a 3kW 16A socket is 7 hours 20 minutes. The 10kW 3phase 32A charger could charge the car in 1 hour and 35 minutes.
The car has the pre-cooling feature that helps out to cool the interior of the car while it is plugged into the power socket.
Mahindra says that the iEMS (Intelligent Energy Management System) regularly monitor and share the health report of the car with the experts and helps to solve before it happens.
The car and battery has a warranty of 3 years or 60000 km.
The ex-showroom price of the car is 7.48 lack Indian rupees in Delhi.
#4 Tata Tigor EV
The new TATA Tigor EV with an extended range was launched in October last. A 21.5 kWh battery pack could provide a maximum range of 213 km on a single charge (MIDC). A 72V 3 phase AC induction motor having 30kW peak power and 105Nm peak torque propels the car.
The vehicle has a black and grey interior, Harman sound system, and adjustable seats. The other features are the attractive front grille, stylish alloys, shark-fin antenna, and LED high mounted stop lamp.
The fast charging socket charges that car battery from 0 to 80% in 2 hours and normal charging takes 11.5 hours to fully charge the battery.
Dual front airbags and ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution are other features of the car.
The ex-showroom price of the vehicle is a higher than that of the e2o plus. In Dehi, it costs Rs. 9.54 lack.
#3 Tata Nexon EV
The top-selling electric car in India is TATA Nexon EV. The 312km range vehicle has fast charging capability and extended battery life. It says that the vehicle charges from 0 to 80% in 1 hour.
Normal charger charges the battery from 10 to 90% in 8.5 hours.
The vehicle uses 30.2 KWh li-ion battery and 3 phase PMSM to drive it. The peak torque of the motor is 245 Nm.
Its high-performance motor helps to achieve 0- 60km/h in just 4.6 seconds and 0 to 100km/h in 9.9 seconds.
Other features include remote commands, vehicle health monitoring, safety & security, driving & trip analytics, and location-based services
The car battery and motor have a warranty for 8 years of 1.6 lack km.
TATA introduced a monthly subscription plan for the Nexon EV.
The ex-showroom price of the car is Rs. 13.99 lack.
#2 MG ZS EV
The electric SUV with a 44.5 kWh ultra-high density li-ion battery provides a maximum range of 340 km on a single charge. The vehicle is capable of fast charging that helps out to charge the battery to 80% in 40 minutes.
The motor that has a maximum torque of 353Nm and power of 142.7 PS helps to accelerate the vehicle from 0 to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds.
MG ZS EV costs Rs. 20.88 lack in Delhi.
#1 Hyundai Kona Electric
The Kona electric gets its power from a 39.2 kWh battery and holds an ARAI certified range of 452 km which for an SUV is pretty impressive. The battery on the Kona electric can be charged from 0-100% in 6 hours and 10 mins.
On the mechanical front, the Kona electric packs a powerful electric motor pushing out the maximum power output of 134 hp with 395 Nm torque and can do 0 to 100 km/h in 9.7 seconds.
The car battery has a warranty of 8 years/ 160000km.
The ex-showroom price of the vehicle is 23.76 lack rupees.
We have discussed the top 5 electric cars in India. The electric vehicles gain momentum in the Indian automotive market as well. The feedback from the satisfied customers could encourage the manufactures to invest more in electric vehicles.
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