Top 5 Affordable EVs That You Can Consider In India
It is a myth that all electric vehicles cost the moon! Here’s taking a closer look at five electric vehicles that are comparatively affordable.
Let’s face it; EVs have started getting into the mainstream in spite of pressing concerns like lack of suitable charging infrastructure, and higher prices than conventional models. Here are some affordable electric vehicles that you can buy in India.
- Tata Tigor Ziptron- The Tigor recently underwent a comprehensive makeover and the electric version now has some cosmetic tweaks, along with added features. The Ziptron powertrain is the biggest change for this EV, that gets a 26 kWh battery and a motor dishing out 74 BHP and 170 Nm. Range stands at 306 km/charge while DC fast charging enables 80% of charging levels in only one hour. Regular charging takes 8.5 hours. The features include a 7-inch touch screen display system, connected car features, iRA connectivity suite, digital instrument console, driving modes, automatic climate control, and more. The price point is also comfortably within INR 11.99-12.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
- Tata Nexon EV- This is one of the highest-selling EVs in the country with a 30.2 kWh battery and a motor making 127 BHP and 245 Nm. The range is 312 km/charge with fast charging up to 80% in one hour. The regular charging time is around 8 hours. Features include a sunroof, 7-inch touch screen unit, connectivity features, automatic climate control, driving modes, and automatic headlamps among others. Pricing is INR 13.99-16.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
- MG ZS EV- The ZS EV came out sometime earlier and has already been updated. It has a 44.5 kWh battery and the motor makes 353 Nm and 142 BHP with range of 419 km/charge. Total charging time is 16-18 hours with a 15-Ampere power socket. Fast charging means getting up to 80% in only 50 minutes. Key features include heated ORVMs, a panoramic sunroof, tyre pressure monitoring system, touch screen unit with connectivity features under i-Smart EV 2.0, and rain-sensing wipers among others. Pricing is between INR 20.99-24.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
- Hyundai Kona Electric- India’s first electric SUV, it gets a 39.2 kWh battery pack and a motor making 134 BHP and 395 Nm with range of 452 km/charge. Fast-charging means getting up to 80% in less than one hour while features include a 7-inch infotainment unit, ventilated front seats, wireless charger, electric sunroof, and more. Prices hover between INR 23.79-23.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).