Nissan India confirmed that they will launch the most-awaited and successful electric hatchback – the ‘Nissan Leaf’ in this year. The Nissan Leaf is in its second generation now and has become the highest-selling electric vehicle in the world. The Nissan Leaf gets a 40 kwh hour battery which can offer a range of up to 400 km on a single charge. Charging time of the battery is from 8 to 16 hours, depending on the power capacity. The Leaf also gets a quick charging feature which charges the battery to 80% in just 40 minutes. Power output stands at 148 BHP and peak torque of 320 Nm. The expected cost of this car would be around ₹ 30-35 Lakh.
MG Motor India announced that it will launch its first electric SUV called eZS in India. The eZS is powered by a 143PS/350Nm electric motor driving the front wheels, drawing power from a 44.5kWh liquid-cooled battery pack. The eZS is said to deliver a range of 340 km and also has the ability to fast charge with five recharge options for customers. The 150hp electric motor is capable of pushing the SUV from 0kmph to 50kmph in 3.1 seconds. The charging time of the battery is from 8 to 16 hours, depending. The expected cost of this car would be around ₹ 25 Lakh.
Hyundai Kona EV:
The Hyundai Kona Electric is a brilliant effort by Hyundai to offer an EV at an accessible price point. The car is handsome-looking and packs striking performance. According to Hyundai, the Kona Electric is ‘India’s first real electric SUV’. The 50kW fast charger can charge the battery from 0-80 percent in 57 minutes. The 7.2kW AC wall-box charger for home installation takes around 6 hours 10 minutes for a full charge. There is also a small, portable 2.8kW charger that can be plugged into a regular wall socket that would take around 19 hours for a full charge. It will have a driving range of 452 km on a single charge. The price range is around ₹ 23.86 – ₹25 Lakh.
Mahindra XUV300 EV:
Another all-electric model from Mahindra is expected to come with the XUV300 EV sub-compact SUV. It is likely that the model would be more powerful and offer better driving range than the eKUV100. The range is estimated to be 300km, and power will come from a 132PS electric motor. Mahindra is working on Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) batteries with leading Korean battery manufacturer LG Chem. These batteries will offer more charge density per unit volume, resulting in a lower weight. While the long-range XUV300 electric will probably be expensive, prices for the basic-range variant should start from around ₹15 Lakh.
Volkswagen ID 3:
The Volkswagen ID 3 is the first car from its all-electric ID sub-brand and is expected to be the next great mass-market car for the brand after the Beetle and Golf. The 3 in its name signifies just this. The ID 3 will be available in three battery options: 45kWh, 58kWh and 77kWh, with an estimated range of 330km, 420km, and 550km respectively. The new EV will also be able to add 290km of range within 30 minutes through its 100kW DC fast-charging capability. The 58KWh battery version makes 205PS and 310Nm and is good for a 160kmph top speed. The charge time is the typical 5-6 hours. A user can then leave it overnight using an 11kWh charger, as is the norm. If you’re in an office and need a quick charge, the 125kWh option will juice up the battery to 80 percent in less than 35 minutes. Prices for the base version will start at ₹ 23.84 Lakh before taxes and duties.