Top 5 Electric Cars Launching This Year

February 18, 2021
Posted by: UC
Top 5 Electric Cars Launching This Year

Electric Cars

The extensive upgradation and commencement of new technology, electrification is gaining rapid pace of development in the automobile industry of India. Grasping the competition and opportunity, the carmakers jumping on that bandwagon. 2020 has seen many unveiling of EV with a promising launch in 2021, from entry-level affordable models to luxury EVs from carmakers like Audi and Jaguar. However, there are a few vehicles for which the anticipation is higher than others. Therefore, they made to our list of Top 5 Electric Cars Launching This Year.

Top 5 Electric Cars Launching This Year

Tata Altroz EV

The Tata debuted its new Altroz EV at Auto Expo 2020. It has made in Top 5 Electric Cars Launching this Year, with different set of alloys and tweaked  front end.Tata Altroz EV also receives the same features as the standard Altroz. It accommodates and functions on the carmaker’s new Ziptron powertrain that made its debut in the Nexon EV. It draws power from an IP67-rated dust- and water-proof battery pack which delivers you a driving range of 300km on a single charge.

The powertrain in new Altroz EV  is the same as the Nexon EV, a single 95kw electric motor powers the front wheels and draws energy from a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery. According to Tata, 0-80 per cent charge should take about an hour when plugged in to a fast charger.

Key specifications of Tata Altroz EV

Fuel Type   Electric
Body Type   Hatchback
TransmissionType   Automatic
Length xWidth xHeight   3988(mm)x1754(mm)x1505(mm)
Wheel Base (mm)   2501mm

Estimated Price         Expected Launch Date

Rs.14.00 Lakh            July 2021 

Mahindra eKUV100

The Mahindra eKUV100 was launched Mahindra & Mahindra at the 2020 Auto Expo, back in February 2020. Originally, its cost was set  at a starting price of Rs. 8.25 lakh by the manufacturers. This included the FAME II subsidies. The eKUV100 will draw power from a 15.9 kWh battery pack, which is capable of delivering a claimed driving range of 147 km. New features inculcated in Mahindra eKUV100 includes connected car tech, this allows you to set the temperature of the air conditioning according to your need before you get into the car. This is one of the most affordable EVs on sale in India and it gives a nice competition to the Mahindra eVerito and Tata Tigor EV.

Key specifications of Mahindra eKUV100

Fuel Type   Electric
TransmissionType   Automatic
Max Power   54PS
Max Torque   120Nm

Estimated Price               Expected Launch Date

Rs. 8.25 lakh                       10 Mar 2021


Hyundai Kona EV facelift

Hyundai internationally unveiled the Kona EV facelift just a few months ago, and the vehicle is expected to launch in India by late-2021. The Hyundai Kona EV facelift not only inculcates some fresh new designs but also offers you with more features on its outgoing version. These includes a standard 10.25-inch digital instrument display, heated seats (front and rear), etc. The other lower variant of the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV gets a 39.2kWh battery. This holds the capacity of delivering a driving range of 304 km while the top-spec model gets a 64 kWh battery, which is considered as good for a range of 483 km.

Key specifications of Hyundai Kona EV facelift

Fuel Type   Electric
TransmissionType   Automatic
Power   204PS/136PS
Torque output   395Nm
Wheel Base   2600mm

Estimated Price             Expected Launch Date

Rs 23.76 lakh                  late 2021

Mahindra eXUV300

Apart from its Mahindra eKUV100 model, Mahindra also gave a conceptual glimpse of an XUV300 that is based on EV, named  as ‘eXUV300’ at the Auto Expo 2020. The key specifications of this variant have not been revealed yet by the company, but the manufacturer previously stated that the production version of the eXUV300 will offer a driving range of around 370 km.The Mahindra eXUV300 will be powered by a battery developed by Mahindra Electric in association with LG Chem. This Lithium Ion battery pack is claimed to return a range of 300kms at a single charge.

Design updates to the Mahindra eXUV300 to set itself apart from its ICE powered sibling include a new aero grille. It features some redesigned front and rear bumpers, along with new headlamps and tail lights and new alloy wheels.

Key specifications of Mahindra eXUV300

Fuel Type   Electric
TransmissionType   Automatic
Body Type   SUV

Estimated Price                Expected Launch Date

₹ 14.00 – 16.00 Lakh          April 2021

Tesla Model 3

Tesla is all ready to enter the Indian market this year, and its first offering is expected to be the Model 3. Tesla Model 3 comes in three battery options I.e. 50 kWh, 54 kWh, and 75 kWh – which offer a driving range of 354 km, 423 km, and 568 km, respectively. The Tesla Model 3 is explicitly designed with modern elements such as curvy front and flared wheel arches and a couple of sloping roofline. The tail section has also been kept sleek along with LED tail lamps and a simple bumper design.

If you look inside the Tesla Model 3, the design has been kept sophisticated and simple. Controlling all the vehicle operations, dashboard has only one large tablet screen in the centre. On the other hand it has doubled up with the instrument cluster as well as the infotainment system. Keeping aside the wooden trim on the dash, the interior is all black and comes upholstered in leather with almost an entire glass roof.

Key specifications of Tesla Model 3

Fuel Type   Electric
TransmissionType   Automatic
Body type   Sedan
Length x width   4693 mmx2087 mm
Wheelbase   2875 mm

Estimated Price              Expected Launch Date

₹ 60.00 Lakhs                 Mar 15, 2021