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Best electric cars in India

Team AckoNov 30, 2022

The rising petrol and diesel prices have put a financial burden on several car owners. However, there’s a potential solution — electric cars! If you are wondering if any electric vehicle (EV) options are available for your budget, this article can be helpful. The following sections highlight the best electric cars in India (as of August 2022) with their price and key specifications.

Best Electric Cars in India

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List of the best electric cars in India 

Here is a list of the best EV cars in India. Please note that these EV cars in India are arranged in no particular order.

1. Tata Nexon EV

Tata Nexon EV is one of the most popular EVs in India and offers a driving range of more than 300 km. It comes with fast charging technology that can charge the battery from 10% to 80% in just one hour. Also, the regenerative braking technology of the car causes the battery to get charged every time you brake.

Specifications

  • Battery capacity: 30.2kWh

  • Range: 312 km/full charge

  • Charge time: 9 hours and 10 minutes

  • Cost: Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 17.5 lakh

2. Mahindra e-Verito

Mahindra e-Verito is a simple-looking sedan. It has a chrome front grille and centre cubic printed bezel and is available in two colours, namely, desat silver and diamond white. It also offers a large 510-litre boot and can be charged fully in less than two hours.

Specifications

  • Battery capacity: 21.2 kWh

  • Range: 140km/full charge

  • Full charge time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

  • Cost: Rs. 9.13 lakh to Rs. 9.46 lakh

3. Mahindra E2oPlus

Mahindra E2oPlus is a compact hatchback EV. Apart from its stylish design, it also offers some catchy features such as regenerative braking, smartphone app connectivity and pre-cooling. Apart from these, it offers a technology called revive. If you run out of battery, the revive feature will help you drive a few kilometres more. All you need to do is contact Mahindra using the contact info on the car’s dashboard or use the e2oPlus app.

Specifications

  • Battery capacity: 11kWh to 15 kWh

  • Range: 110 km and 140km/full charge

  • Full charge time: 9 hours

  • Cost: Rs. 12.24 lakh to Rs. 13.39 lakh

4. Mini Cooper SE

It goes without saying that the Mini Cooper SE is an extremely good-looking car. Its design elements include eye-catchy headlights and side scuttles with LED indicators. The Cooper’s battery is housed at the bottom of the car. This gives the vehicle more stability during sharp turns.

Specifications

  • Battery capacity: 32.6 kWh

  • Range: 270 km/full charge

  • Charge time: 0% to 80% in two hours and 30 minutes

  • Cost: Rs. 50.9 lakh

5. Tata Tigor EV

Tata Tigor EV is another Tata-produced electric car and offers a range of around 306 km. It offers a quick charging technology that enables you to charge the vehicle from 0% to 80% in only 65 minutes. In terms of safety, the Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) has given this car a four-star rating, and Tata claims that Tiago is the safest electric sedan in India.

Specifications

  • Battery capacity: 26 kWh

  • Range: 306 km/full charge

  • Charge time: 0% to 80% charge in 65 minutes

  • Cost: Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh

6. Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona is the first EV launched by Hyundai in India. This SUV offers great comfort and a range of a whooping 452 km after a full charge. Also, you can charge this electric vehicle from a wall socket in your home. It takes only 60 minutes to charge from 0% to 80% and around 6 hours to charge fully.

Specifications

  • Battery capacity: 39.2 kWh

  • Range: 452 km/full charge

  • Full charge time: 6 hours

  • Cost: Rs. 24 lakh

7. MG ZS EV

The MG ZS EV is a British-manufactured electric car launched in India this year. This stylish EV offers an impressive range of 462 km and comes with other attractive features. Features in this four-wheeler include a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a panoramic sunroof.

Specifications

  • Battery capacity: 50.3 kWh

  • Range: 461 km/full charge

  • Charge time:  0% to 80% in 40 minutes

  • Cost: Rs. 22 lakh to Rs. 24.8 lakh

8. BYD E6

This Singapore-manufactured electric car prides itself on its reliability, safety and comfort. This electric MPV can be driven for up to 520 km on a full charge and can be charged from 30% to 80% in just 35 minutes. Some of its other key features include a 580-litre boot, 10.1-inch rotatable touchscreen system and an intelligent braking system.

Specifications

  • Battery capacity: 71.7 kWh

  • Range: 520 km/full charge

  • Full recharge time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Cost: Rs. 29.15 lakh

List of best electric cars in India

Here is the list of some of the top electric cars in India and their respective costs in a tabular format.

S No. Car name Price
1. Tata Nexon EV Rs.15 lakh to Rs. 17.5 lakh
2. Mahindra e-Verito Rs.9.13 lakh to Rs. 9.46 lakh
3. Mahindra E2oPlus Rs. 7.5 lakh to Rs. 11.5 lakh
4. Mini Cooper SE Rs. 50.9 lakh
5. Tata Tigor EV Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh
6. Hyundai Kona Electric Rs. 24 lakh
7. MG ZS EV Rs. 22 lakh to Rs. 24.8 lakh
8. BYD E6 Rs. 29.15 lakh

Frequently asked questions

Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding the top electric vehicles in India.

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Are Indian EV cars better than their petrol and diesel counterparts?

Indian EV cars are better than their petrol and diesel counterparts in the context of environmental friendliness.

How much time does it take to charge an electrical car?

Typically, it may take anywhere between 30 minutes and 12 hours to charge an electric car.

Is the insurance premium for electric cars more than that of regular cars?

Yes, the insurance premium for electrical cars may be more than that of regular cars. This is because the components that make up an electric car are more expensive than those used to make a regular car.

Can electric four-wheelers be charged at home?

Yes, electric four-wheelers can generally be charged at home from a working plug point.

Disclaimer: The content on this page is generic and shared only for informational and explanatory purposes. It is based on several secondary sources on the internet and is subject to changes. Please consult an expert before making any related decisions.

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