It’s the best time to go electric. And 2021 can be the perfect year for you to get yourself an electric-powered car. Electric vehicles are picking up market share and there have been various subsidies from the government to promote the production and distribution channels. The urban spaces are slowly picking up the trend and the consumers are slowly and steadily looking towards EV. Major auto companies have had recent success with their EV releases like Nexon EV and MG ZS EV.
Let’s look at some of the upcoming electric cars to hit the Indian market in 2021.
Tesla Model 3
The brand speaks for itself! One of the most recognized global brands has already made waves in the international market but is still non-existent in the Indian market. But Nitin Gadkari, the minister of road transport and highways recently in a statement made comments about the Tesla Model 3 that is about to release in 2021. The unit is promised to be delivered to India as CBU.
Tesla Model 3 will be available in two motor options. The Standard range of Model 3 will offer a range of 423 kilometers while the Long Range models will offer a range of 568 kilometers.
The Auto Expo 2020 has introduced eKUV and has picked up a lot of attention thereafter. The covid however has slowed down the entire process of release and the company is still skeptical about the release date, which is speculated to be the end of the first quarter of 2021. The model will house a 40 kWh electric motor producing 53 bhp and generate 120Nm of torque. Offering a range of 120 kilometers, the car will get charged up to 80% in an hour.
Tata Altroz EV
Tata Altroz has raised the bar of standards of the hatchback in the country. To this already well-established and popular model, TATA is determined to transform this into an electric alternative. It is expected to release by the end of 2021.
Altron EV is expected to have the same impact as the earlier Nexon EV. The 30.2kWh battery pack is expected to offer a range of 250 km to 300 km.
Tata-owned British luxury car brand Jaguar is all set to release I-Pace in India 2021. The model is strictly based on engineering and design excellence. A 90 kWh lithium-ion battery generates 400PS of power and gives out 696 Nm of torque. It is claimed to offer a range of 480 kilometers on a single charge.
Maruti WagonR EV
Maruthi Suzuki is all set for their WagonR EV edition. It was supposed to release in 2020, however, the reason cited for the delay was said to be poor infrastructure.
The battery is reported to get charged up to 80% in an hour. Maruthi Suzuki is a household name that every Indian understand and believe. An EV from the house of Maruthi Suzuki is bound to create waves in India.
Mahindra eXUV 300
Mahindra eXUV 300 is a compact SUV powered by electricity, a potentially untapped area that could prove to be a success in the near future.
It will be made available in two variants- long-range and standard. While the former offers a range of 350-400 kilometers, the latter offers a range of 200 kilometers.
It is a healthy and exciting market to exploit. Electric cars with the growing support from government policies have started to gain a lot of momentum in recent times and even though you may be a fan of EVs but it’s the future and we need to accept it.