Brands such as Tata, Citroen, Mahindra, MG, BYD will bring in new electric cars over the next twelve months or so in India
The electric vehicle segment in India is really getting pumped up in recent times with the arrival of brand new models across different segments. Observing the success of Tata Motors with the Nexon EV, car manufacturers have definitely seen the underlying potential in this particular space and we will see plenty of action in it in the near future. Here are some of the soon arriving zero-emission vehicles:
1. Mahindra XUV400:
The XUV400 was unveiled last month in India and is based on the X100 platform as the XUV300. It is longer and has a more spacious boot as well compared to its ICE sibling. The all-important performance comes from a 39.4 kW battery pack (IP67 certified for dust and waterproof resistance) and it enables an MIDC range of 456 km on a single charge.
It will take on Tata Nexon EV Max, MG ZS EV and the upcoming BYD Atto 3. The customer test drives will begin in December 2022 and the deliveries will commence by the end of January 2023.
2. BYD Atto 3:
BYD India made its presence felt by debuting the Atto 3 electric SUV only a few days ago. The Chinese brand is planning to sell 15,000 units of the five-seater in the next year and its deliveries will commence in the first month of 2023. Equipped with the reputed Blade battery tech, the Atto 3 is claimed to have a range of 521 km. The 60.48 kWh battery pack has a power rating of 201 PS and max torque of 310 Nm. It will help in accelerating from zero to 100 kmph in 7.3 seconds.
3. Citroen C3 EV:
The electric version of the Citroen C3 hatchback is expected to debut early next year in India. It will likely sit at the entry point of the EV segment and could directly take on the recently launched Tata Tiago EV.
4. MG Compact EV:
MG’s upcoming two-door city electric car will be based on the Wuling Air EV but it won’t be priced cheaper than the Tiago EV. Instead, it is intended to be more premium with the availability of features such as a pair of 10.25-inch screens (one for instrumentation and the other for infotainment), EPB, connected tech, etc. It is expected to go on sale next year.
5. Tata Altroz/Punch EV:
Following the launch of the Tiago EV, Tata is expected to launch either the Altroz EV or Punch EV in the near future based on the Ziptron technology. Both are underpinned by the ALFA platform and it is capable of accommodating electrification. Upon arrival, the electric hatchback or the electric SUV will be positioned above the Tiago EV.