People’s interest in electric cars is growing rapidly. Rising petrol and diesel prices have made people look for other options. Now, in such a situation, automakers are working to reduce their dependence on conventional fuel. Currently, many domestic companies are working fast on electric vehicles.
Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra & Mahindra are gearing up to introduce their new electric models to the domestic market soon. Recently, Tata Motors took the curtain from its electric sedan Tigor EV and booking for this car has also begun. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra will also be bringing new models. So let’s talk about electric cars that will soon electrify Indian roads –
Tata Tigor EV:
This is the second electric car offered by the company after the Nexon EV. Tigor Electric has been available to government offices and fleet operators so far, but the car has now been introduced to private customers. Its electric motor produces 75 hp of power and 170 Nm of peak torque. The company claims that the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 km / h in just 5.7 seconds. The biggest update for the new Tigor EV can be found on the powertrain front, which is now equipped with the company’s Ziptron EV powertrain.
The company used a 26kWh capacity lithium-ion battery in this car. Battery pack and electric motor IP67 rating is also given. With the new Ziptron technology, the Tigor EV now comes with fast charging. With a fast charger, the Tigor EV can charge 0 to 80 percent in just 60 minutes. Tata Motors offers this car with an 8 year / 1,60,000 km warranty with the battery and motor. The car will go on sale on August 31st. Although no information has yet been shared about the driving range, it is believed to offer a range of 300 km.
Maruti Suzuki EV:
The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has been working on electric cars for a long time. The company will launch an electric version of its popular hatchback Wagon R to the market. This car has been seen many times during testing. However, details of this car have not yet been revealed. However, the car is said to be capable of driving up to 150 km on a single charge.
Maruti Suzuki is known for its affordable and high performance cars. In such a situation, the price of this electric car will be kept to a minimum. According to experts, the price can be fixed at Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
Currently, it is time for this car to come to market, with this car expected to be launched by 2025.
Mahindra & Mahindra unveiled its electric SUV eKUV100 to the world at the last Auto Expo. The design of this SUV is based on the general model. It is offering a 15.9kWh capacity battery pack. Its electric motor produces 54.4hp of power and 120Nm of torque. It is said that this SUV can drive up to 150 km on a single charge.
The battery is charged 100% by using a simple charger in 5 hours and 45 minutes (using the port on the front right fender) and up to 80 percent in 55 minutes by using a fast charger (using the port on the front left fender). For the price range, it can be started at Rs 9 lakh.
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