Electric vehicles have seen a significant increase in popularity in India as a result of rising gasoline prices and the government’s push for EVs. Electric cars have also become fairly popular in the country, as evidenced by the recent spate of launches.
Several electric vehicles will be launched in India in 2023, ranging from low-cost vehicles like the Tata Tiago to high-end vehicles like the BYD Atto 3. The year 2023 will also see the introduction of new electric models from companies such as Tata Motors, MG, Mahindra, and others.
In this article, we are going to look at some of the expected launches of this year.
1. Mahindra XUV400 EV
The Mahindra XUV400 EV will be one of the first electric vehicles to hit the market in 2023. The XUV400 which is the company’s first all-electric SUV will be on sale in January 2023 in three variants. The electric vehicle claims to have a range of 456 kilometres on a single charge. The car can be charged from 0 to 80% in 50 minutes, allowing you to charge your vehicle swiftly. The vehicle is expected to be in the range of Rs. 17 and Rs. 20 lacks.
2. EV Tata Altroz
Tata Motors, one of the market leaders in the Indian electric vehicle industry, is set to unveil an electric model of its popular ICE hatchback Altroz. The Altroz EV will be equipped with Ziptron high-voltage technology and will have a range of 250-300 km on a single charge. It will most likely have the same design as its ICE counterpart, with minor EV-specific alterations. In just 60 minutes, the vehicle may be charged from 0% to 80%.
3. The MG Air EV
The MG Air EV, a compact electric vehicle, is set to be released in India in the first half of 2023. The hatchback was the official car used by government delegates at the G20 conference in Indonesia. In the country, the starting price is likely to be around 10 lacks. The car is intended to have a range of 200 to 300 kilometres on a single charge. The vehicle is powered by a single front-axle electric motor with a power output of around 68 horsepower.
4. The Hyundai IONIQ 5
In the coming weeks, Hyundai is set to reveal the IONIQ 5, the company’s second electric vehicle in the country. The vehicle has already gone global. The car, which is built on the E-GMP platform, has a range of up to 480 kilometres on a single charge. In just 18 minutes, the car may be charged from 10% to 80%. According to the company, customers will be able to customise the inside of the EV.
5. Citroen eC3
Citroen plans to introduce its first electric vehicle the eC3 EV in India in the first quarter of 2023. The premium hatchback is likely to cost around 12 lacks and would compete with the Tata Tiago EV. While no specifics have been published, the car is likely to have a 30.2kWh battery pack and a range of up to 350 kilometres on a single charge. The electric vehicle is projected to have 86 horsepower.
6. BMW iX1
If you’re looking for a premium electric SUV, the BMW iX1 is the one to look for. The all-electric SUV is expected to cost over 60 lacks and would be released in the second half of 2023. According to sources, the vehicle is fitted with a dual electric motor capable of producing 313 hp and 494 Nm of peak torque. The vehicle is projected to have a range of up to 438 kilometres on a single charge. It can be charged to 80% in 29 minutes using public high-speed charging stations.
7. The Punch EV
Tata Motors already has a large number of EVs in its lineup. To expand on that, the Indian automaker is now planning to reveal its fourth electric vehicle, the Punch EV. For the first time, the new ALFA architecture will serve as the foundation for the Tata Punch electric model. The Punch EV is expected to feature the brand’s Ziptron powertrain and will have comparable characteristics to the previously introduced Tiago EV.
8. BMW i7
BMW is preparing to launch another vehicle, a luxury-electric saloon, the i7, in India this year. The price of the i7 will be Rs.1.95 crore. The model will be propelled by a 101.7kWh battery pack coupled with two electric motors with a claimed range of 512 km on a single charge.