With rising fuel prices, more people are now considering electric vehicles as their primary mode of transportation. The sales of electric vehicles are steadily increasing, and with this in mind, carmakers have begun to launch more affordable EVs in the Indian car market, thereby providing a wide range of budget-friendly EVs in the market for the buyer. So here is a list of the top 5 most affordable electric vehicles currently available in the market.
(1) Tata Tiago EV
The Tata Tiago EV is now the most affordable electric vehicle in the country, with introductory prices starting at Rs 8.49 lakh for the first 10,000 bookings (ex-showroom). It has more features than the standard Tiago, as well as subtle EV-specific interior and exterior design changes. The Tata Tiago EV is available in two variants: Medium Range and Long Range. The Medium Range variant has a smaller 19.2kWh battery pack, while the Long Range variant has a larger 24kWh battery pack. The larger battery pack has a claimed range of 315km, while the smaller 19.2kWh battery pack has a claimed range of 250km.
The prices mentioned here are only valid for the first 10,000 customers, with 2,000 units reserved for existing Tata EV owners, specifically the Tigor and Nexon. The first deliveries will take place in January 2023. The Tata Tiago EV currently has no market competitors.
(2) Tata Tigor EV
After the Tiago EV, the Tigor EV is the most affordable electric sedan on the market, In fact, it has no other competition. The car starts at Rs 11.99 lakh and goes up to Rs 12.99 lakh, making it the most affordable passenger EV in India. The car has a similar design to the Tigor sedan, with some subtle differences. The main difference is that the electric powertrain replaces the internal combustion engine. The company claims a range of 306 km on a full charge, and the car supports both normal and fast charging. The vehicle has a 26kWh battery pack and peak power of 75 hp and 170 Nm of torque.
(3) Tata Nexon EV/ EV Max
Tata Motors also offers India’s third-most affordable electric vehicle, the Nexon EV. The compact SUV is powered by a 30.2 kWh Li-ion battery with a claimed range of 312 km on a single charge. The Nexon EV has a power output of 129 ps and a torque output of 245 Nm. A DC fast charger can charge the battery from zero to 80% in one hour, while a regular 15 A socket will take about eight hours. The Tata Nexon EV is priced between Rs 13.99 and Rs 16.90 lakh ex-showroom, making it India’s most affordable electric SUV.
In addition to the Nexon EV, the company offers the Nexon EV Max, which has a larger battery pack of 40.5 kWh, which is 10.3 kWh more than the standard model. Because of the larger battery pack, the Nexon EV Max has a greater “ideal conditions” range of 437 km – 125 km more than the standard Nexon EV.
(4) Mahindra XUV 400
Mahindra has finally entered the EV segment with its recently unveiled product, the XUV400 EV, which will be the fastest accelerating electric SUV produced in India in the non-luxury C-segment, according to Mahindra. It has a top speed of 150 kmph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km per hour in 8.3 seconds. In comparison, the Tata Nexon EV Max claims a 0-100 kmph sprint time of just under 9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 140 kmph. The XUV400 EV’s 39.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is rated to provide a claimed range of 456 km on a full charge. The Nexon EV Max, its closest competitor, has a claimed range of 437km. According to reports the XUV 400 could be launched in India on September 6th. So if you want to buy an electric vehicle in the future, Mahindra’s XUV 400 could be a good option.
(5) MG ZS EV
After a recent update, the MG ZS EV is more of a long-range EV, with a battery pack of 44.5 kWh and a claimed range of 419 km. Previously, the car was said to have a range of 340 km. The electric SUV has a top power output of 143 hp and a torque output of 353 Nm. In this comparison, the ZS has the most cabin space and a long list of features, including embedded sim-based connectivity. A regular 15 A socket can charge a car from 0% to 80% in about 18 hours, but a DC fast charger can do the same in just 50 minutes. This fast-charging service is available to ZS customers at all MG dealerships across the country. MG ZS prices start at Rs 21 lakh and go up to 24.6 lakh, (ex-showroom).
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