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Top Five Value for Money Electric Cars in India

With the increasing climate change, a greener pact is looming in the air starting with the introduction of electric cars in India thus marching towards baby steps in order to become a global hub of the manufacturing of electric vehicles.

It was a matter of the past when the electric cars were either too expensive or the presence or insufficiency of charging infrastructure existed. Gasping the fact that electric is future, much recently, the Indian automobile sector started launching brand new entries of much-awaited electric cars from major car manufacturers like Tata Motors, Hyundai, MG Motors, Mahindra and many more. Let’s have a look at the 5 best electric cars in India you should not miss out on:

1. Tata Nexon EV



The Nexon EV is well and truly the product that spearheads its EV aspirations in India. The Nexon EV debuts a new look for Tata's popular compact SUV with a thoroughly redesigned front end and minor updates to the rear end as well. There are new headlamps with eye-catching LED detailing for the DRLs that also double up as the turn indicators. Electric blue highlights can be found in the cabin in various places including the aircon vents and instrument panel. A 30.2kWh battery pack pairs with a single permanent magnet synchronous motor powers the front wheels which eventually pushes the maximum power output to 127 hp with 245 Nm of peak torque from its electric motor.

 

Moreover, Tata is claiming an overall range of 312km for the Nexon EV as certified by the ARAI. It can be charged from 0 to 80% in 60 mins using DC fast charging while 20 to 100% charge with a domestic 15amp socket will take around 8 hours. Practically speaking then, an overnight charge would be sufficient to rail the road for daily commutes for around a week via the wall-box charger that Tata will install free of charge. Undoubtedly, the reason behind grabbing the spot amongst the best electric cars is surely its great power package.

 

Price Range: Rs 13.99 lakh to Rs 15.99 lakh


2. Hyundai Kona Electric



Being versatile and powerful, the KONA Electric is the first All-Electric SUV in India launched in 2019. Its power-packed performance provides a thrilling driving experience with high acceleration over long distances. It claims the power from a 39.2 kWh battery with a range of 452 Km (ARAI certified). The battery on the Kona electric can be charged from 0-100% in approx 6 hours.

 

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 holds an additional top-speed of 155 km ph. Its long driving range and spunky driving personality make the Hyundai Kona Electric one of the best electric vehicles on sale today.

 

Price Range: Rs. 23.86 lakh to 24.05 lakh


3. Tata Tigor EV



The Tata Tigor EV was first supplied to the government as part of the Clean India, Green India movement. However, Tata somehow decided to make this EV available for both commercial and personal use due to which it is in sales now.

 

The Tata Tigor EV's electric motor develops 41PS of power and 105Nm of torque. It draws power from a 21.5kWH battery pack and has an ARAI claimed range of 213km. The Tigor EV's powertrain supports both fast and slow charging and is capable of juicing up from 0-80% in 2 hours. The Tigor EV can be considered as one of the best electric cars in India.

 

Price Range: Rs. 9.54 lakh to 9.85 lakh


4. MG ZS EV



The ZS EV can be considered as a gamble by Chinese owned British car manufacturer MG. Being the sole competitor to the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV, the ZS features a 44.5 kWh, liquid-cooled IP67 rated battery which comes paired to a permanent magnet synchronous motor pushing out 143hp and 353Nm of peak torque to the front wheels via a single-speed automatic transmission and can do 0-100kph in 8.5 seconds.

 

The MG ZS EC comes packed with features including automatic projector headlamps with LED DRLs, a touchscreen infotainment system, 17-inch alloy wheels, PM 2.5 filter in the cabin, rain-sensing wipers and the list goes on and on. All these features and power urges to convince the buyers to accept the fact that ZS EV comes out as a better option than all the above-mentioned cars on the best electric cars in India list.

 

Price Range: Rs. 20.88 lakh to 23.58 lakh


5. Mahindra eKUV100



With the grand entry of Mahindra eKUV100 at the 15th edition of the Auto Expo which was recently held in February 2020, it proved to be the pocket friendly with power-packed features. The eKUV100 packs an impressive 15.9 kWh battery pack which helps in producing 53 hp with 120 Nm of peak torque.

This electric micro SUV comes loaded with features which include cabin pre-cooling (a first in its segment), remote door lock/ unlock and location tracking, remote diagnostics and the list goes on. As of now, the Mahindra eKUV100 has no direct rivals.

Price Range: Rs. 8.25 lakh to 9.30 lakh

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