There is increase in demand for electric motor vehicles over fuel ones due to the convenience and less power consumption. India is yet to completely venture into the electric car market but its use across the world has attracted the manufacturers to launch few wheels on the roads with electric engine. Home manufacturers like Mahindra have already stepped into the electric car genre and with this other manufacturers are also taking the lead. Here are the best 5 electric cars in India.
5. BMW I 3
BMW i3 is one of the hottest expected launches from the luxury automobile brand and is to be launched soon. It is to be priced at Rs 20 lakh in showrooms and will be powered by a 25kw motor with use of lithium ion batteries. The electric car offers on a single charge of 50km and is going to be first launch from house BMW. BMW i3 Model is completely made of carbon fibre polymer or CFRP for body and the chassis boast of aluminium rolling type. The car is expected to give a speed of 150 kmph top speed.
4. Mahindra Reva e20
The car is the only electric model available in India and currently priced between Rs 4.82 to 5.60 lakh available in New Delhi, ex-showroom. The car is designed with environmentally friendly aspects and is also cheap in comparison to diesel or green. There are two variants of the new electric car, Mahindra Reva e2o T0 and Mahindra Reva e2o T2 and gives a mileage of 100 kmpl. It is a four seater car that is powered by Lithium Ion Batteries.
3. Tata Indica Vista Electrical
The car is expected to be launched in India soon at approximate price of 6 lakhs and will be the flagship electric car model from Tata. It is expected to give a tough competition to Reva from Mahindra and the car will be powered by super polymer lithium ion batteries. The car will be available with a electric motor of 55 KW peak power at 4000 rpm. It is also expected to have a torque of 160 Nm at 1750 rpm. It is expected to give top speed of 151 kmph and gives a charging time of 8 hours.
2. Nissan Leaf
It is one of the most awaited car by Nissan in India and the luxury hatchback car is to features automatic transmission option and is designed to minimise the effect on environment. The car will be powered by the effective and very compact lithium-ion battery modules with a horsepower of 109 kwpl and 207 lb-ft torque. The car will also be backed by 80kW AC synchronous motor. The car is expected to be priced around Rs 28 to 24 lakhs and will offer 102 MPGe mileage on Indian Highways.
1. Tata Megapixel
The expected price for this super stylish compact car is expected to be around Rs 5 – 6 lakhs and rumoured to be launched in The Asian nation by Indian automobile giant Tata Motors. It is a small four-seater car and is of hatchback model which is expected to support manual transmission facility. The model will be manufactured by Tata’s REEV(Range Extended Electric Vehicle) concept and will be powered by a lithium ion phosphate battery. The car is to have a mileage of 100 km and can give a smooth drive of 900km by single tank fuel refill.