India’s automotive market had many electric vehicle releases in 2022, and sales of these vehicles are rising steadily. Numerous electric vehicles are scheduled for introduction and release in 2023. Although India’s EV infrastructure lags decades behind the rest of the world. Nevertheless, consumers are gradually warming around to EVs as a viable alternative to ICE vehicles.
Here are the top 10 forthcoming electric automobiles that will be introduced in India.
1. MahindraXUV 400 electric
The XUV 400 electric SUV from Mahindra & Mahindra will soon be available in India. The electric sport utility vehicle is scheduled for release in January 2023, according to the manufacturer. Beginning in January 2023, the new Mahindra XUV400 can be reserved by customers either online or at local Mahindra dealerships.
Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa, Jaipur, Surat, Nagpur, Trivandrum, Nashik, Chandigarh, and Kochi are just a few of the initial locations where the Mahindra XUV400 electric SUV will be available.
The Mahindra XUV400 is powered by a 39.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a permanent-sequence-motor (PSM) that complies with IP 67 standards and produces a maximum of 149.5 PS and 310 Nm of torque. The electric SUV can reach 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds and has a top speed of 150 km/h. According to Mahindra, the C-segment e-SUV can travel 456 kilometres on a single charge while using the Indian Driving Cycle (MIDC).
Mahindra asserts that a full charge of the battery using a 50 kW DC fast charger only takes 50 minutes. For a complete charge from zero using a 7.2 kW/32A outlet, it takes 6 hours and 30 minutes, whereas a regular 3.3 kW/16A wall plug takes 13 hours.
Arctic Blue, Everest White, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black, and Infinity Blue are the five colour options for the Mahindra XUV400, with a dual-tone roof in Satin Copper also available.
2. Hyundai IONIQ 5
A few days ago, the Hyundai IONIQ 5, the company’s most advanced electric vehicle to date, debuted in India. On display at the upcoming Delhi, Auto Expo will be the brand-new IONIQ 5 EV. Consumers may now reserve the new EV by paying a deposit of Rs 1 lakh.
The Ioniq 5 will be shipped to India in a CKD version after being assembled on Hyundai’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The EV is 4,635 millimetres long, 1,890 millimetres wide, and 1,625 millimetres high; its wheelbase is 3,000 millimetres.
The exterior of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 includes 20-inch aerodynamically designed alloy wheels, LED headlamps with DRLs, LED tail lamps, flush door handles, a shark-fin antenna, and an integrated spoiler.
The Ioniq 5 is available in two different battery capacities across the world, both of which can power the vehicle for up to 480 kilometres (WLTP cycle).
The single electric motor provides propulsion for the entry-level model, generating 165 horsepower and 350 nm of torque. Hyundai claims the dual-motor variant can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and produces 298 bhp of power and 605 nm of torque. An extended range of 631 kilometres as verified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and a rear-mounted electric motor are two of the features that Hyundai will provide in India.
3.MG Air EV
The MG Air EV, the company’s second all-electric vehicle, will soon hit the streets of India. The Delhi Auto Expo will feature the MG Air EV. The MG Air is a rebadged version of the Wuling Air EV that is on sale in Indonesia. It is a two-door, four-seater car.
It has been speculated that MG will purchase the battery pack from Tata AutoComp in India in order to keep the price down.
The dimensions of the Air EV are less than three metres in length, and its exterior design includes a wide-spaced LED strip in the front, vertically-stacked dual-barrel headlights, stylized covers for its 12-inch steel wheels, and an LED bar in the back.
The MG Air’s interior is just as high-end looking, thanks to the leather upholstery and silver/black accents. The automatic parking brake, steering-mounted controls, and connected car technology complement the vehicle’s two 10.25-inch digital displays.
It is anticipated that the MG Air will be available with either a 17.3 kWh or a 26.7 kWh battery pack. The variant with the larger battery pack has a stated range of 300 km, while the one with the smaller pack has a stated range of 200 km.
There will be an electric motor connected to the battery pack, and together they will generate 38 brake horse power.
The estimated price range for the EV is between eight and ten million rupees (ex-showroom). Air EV will face up against the Tata Tiago EV and the Citroen C3 EV when it is released.
4. Citroen ëC3
After much speculation, Citroen India has finally revealed the name of its all-electric take on the C3 hatchback: C3. It’ll be the third model from the manufacturer, and the first electric car, in the Indian market.
The unveiling of the electric hatch will occur around the middle of January 2023, with the launch occurring around the beginning of February of the same year. Estimates place the price of the electrified version of the tiny hatchback at roughly Rs 10 lakh.
The C3 EV was spotted going through its paces in India not too long ago. The charging port on the unseen vehicle appears to be concealed by the camouflaged front fender. The EV’s side profile and design components are virtually identical to those of the ICE C3, suggesting that the two are conceptually related. Nonetheless, we anticipate Citroen to implement a number of visually distinct alterations to set it apart from the standard model.
If the Peugeot e-208, which shares its platform, is any indication, it will be available with numerous battery options, including the global-spec 50kWh battery pack with a WLTP-claimed range of over 350km. An electric motor with 136 horsepower and 260 Newton-meters of torque is planned to power the EV. The EV may possibly provide a more compact battery pack with a range of roughly 300 kilometres.
5.Tata Punch EV
Tata Motors plans to release the Punch EV in 2023, following the success of the Tiago EV. Tata’s Punch EV could make its debut at the forthcoming Delhi Auto Expo, and its release date is speculated to fall somewhere around September 2023.
The electric Tata Punch will ride on the same ALFA chassis as the Altroz hatchback. The Punch EV is speculated to use a more powerful version of the Ziptron electric powertrain used in the Tiago and Tigor EV.
When it comes to battery life, we anticipate two battery pack possibilities for the Tata Punch EV: one with a medium range and another with a long range. In order to set itself apart from the ICE variant, Tata will also make certain modifications to the exterior and inside. In keeping with the rest of Tata’s electric vehicles, the Punch will feature triangular headlights, a grille that reads “humanity,” and a Teal Blue exterior colour.
Inside, the Punch EV will be very similar to the petrol model. As with other Tata EVs, the cabin will be primarily black, with electric blue highlights around the instrument panel, AC vents, and on-seat cloth featuring a triangular arrow pattern.
We anticipate a price point between 10 and 14 million rupees (ex-showroom).
6.Tata Altroz EV
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Tata debuted the electric version of its premium hatchback, the Altroz. The Tata Altroz EV shares the same electrification-ready ALFA platform as the regular Altroz. In 2023, we should see the debut of the electric premium hatchback.
It is thought that the Tata Altroz EV would share many components with the recently released Nexon EV. You should be able to check the car’s battery life, see its charging history, and find the closest charging stations thanks to the connected car technology that comes standard.
Approximately Rs 12- 15 lakhs is the estimated pricing range for the Tata Altroz EV in India.
7.Skoda Enyaq EV
The Skoda Enyaq IV is the next electric vehicle on the list. The Enyaq uses the Modular Electrified Platform (MEB). The skateboard-inspired chassis can accommodate a wide range of motors and batteries.
The Enyaq EV will be imported to India through the completely built-up (CBU) method, and it will have a range of up to 513 kilometres and a battery capacity of 82 kilowatt hours (kWh) that is compatible with 125 kilowatts (kW) of direct current (DC) rapid charging.
The EV has an all-wheel drive setup, with two electric motors, one on each axle, producing 265 horsepower. Skoda may also provide Enyaq iV models with lower specifications and front-wheel drive for a more affordable pricing.
The fourth generation Skoda Enyaq features a panoramic sunroof, a motorised driver’s seat with massaging capabilities, heated front and back seats, and dual-zone automatic temperature control. A heads-up display and a connected car infotainment system with a 13-inch touchscreen are also included. As many as nine airbags can be deployed to protect occupants, and there is also a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot detection.
8. Volvo C40 Recharge
After the success of the XC40 Recharge in India, Volvo has promised to introduce its coupe SUV, the C40 Recharge, to the country in 2023.
The C40 Recharge is a coupe-style electric SUV based on the XC40 Recharge that will only be available with an electric powertrain and not an internal combustion engine (ICE). Volvo’s second electric vehicle, the C40 Recharge, will be sold in India.
Both the XC40 Recharge and the C40 Recharge use the same drivetrain. It has a 78 kWh battery that powers a pair of electric motors, one on each axle. Volvo estimates the C40 Recharge’s range to be close to 420 kilometres. A total of 408 horsepower and 660 Newton-meters of torque can be produced from the electric motors.
According to Volvo, the battery can be charged from zero to eighty percent in just forty minutes using a fast charger that can output up to 150 kilowatts.
The Volvo C40 Recharge is an electric coupe SUV that is now on sale across the world in three trim levels: Core, Plus, and Ultimate. In the base model, a single electric motor will send 231 horsepower and 330 Newton-meters of torque to the front wheels. In this iteration, the battery pack’s capacity is 67 kWh.
There is a dual-motor setup in the Plus and Ultimate models that generates 408 horsepower and 660 Newton-meters of torque. A 78 kWh battery pack will provide the juice for both of these iterations.
As a CKD product, the Volvo C40 Recharge will enter the Indian market. We anticipate that Volvo would price this SUV at around Rs 59.9 million (ex-showroom). The C40 coupe SUV will go up against the Mini Cooper SE, Kia EV6, Hyundai IONIQ 5, and the BMW i4 when it is released.
9. Volkswagen ID.4
It has been reported that Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric SUV has been seen undergoing road tests in India. The automobile is built on the firm’s modular Electric drive matrix (MEB) platform, which was developed with EVs in mind.
When it comes to the SUV’s aesthetics, the sweeping lines help it cut through the air more efficiently, which in turn increases its range. The SUV’s front fascia is finished off with an enclosed grille and modern-looking LED headlights. The ID.4 has a continuous set of taillights that wrap around the back.
The ID.4 seen undergoing road tests is the GTX model, which uses two electric motors to produce 299 PS of peak power and features an all-wheel drive layout. The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX has a range of 496 kilometres on a single charge thanks to its 77 kWh battery pack. The maximum speed of the electric SUV is 180 kph.
10. BMW i7
The BMW i7, a high-end electric sedan, is the final vehicle on the list, and it competes head-on with the Mercedes-Benz EQS. The i7 debuted throughout the world in April of 2022, and its debut in India is expected to occur sometime in the near future.
BMW asserts that the new design language seen in the 2023 BMW i7 is exclusive to the brand’s premium vehicles. The new 7 Series has a large kidney grille and a split headlamp setup, with the daytime running lights located high on the bumper and the primary headlights recessed into the fascia below.
The electric i7 will be propelled by a pair of motors, each of which is capable of producing 536 horsepower and 745 Newton-meters of peak torque. The i7’s 101.7 kWh battery pack allows for a maximum reported driving range of 625 kilometres. BMW asserts that the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in just 34 minutes thanks to the battery pack’s support for 195kW DC fast charging. It will take about 9.5 hours to fully charge using the onboard charger and a 3-phase 11kW AC socket.