In the bustling streets of India, a new kind of car revolution is happening quietly. It’s a green and pocket-friendly revolution. Imagine driving through the city in a car that’s good for the environment and easy on your wallet. We’re here to explore the best electric cars in India that cost less than 10 lakh rupees. These cars are not just about being eco-friendly; they also save you money. Join us to explore these affordable and eco-friendly options, driving us towards a greener electric car future.
The article is divided into two categories to choose the right electric cars at the right time and cars which fit your budget.
- Top Electric Cars under 10 lakh in India
- Upcoming Electric Cars Under 10 Lakhs
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Top Electric Cars under 10 lakh in India
Top Electric Cars under 10 lakhs in India include Tata Tiago EV, and MG Comet EV.
Tata Tiago EV
Design and looks
The Tiago EV is all about style and functionality. Its front grill proudly displays the badge of honor, while projector headlamps provide the confidence you need for a clear and well-lit road ahead. The contrast roof adds a touch of personal style with dual-tone colors, making your car stand out from the crowd, especially with those eye-catching R14 hyper style wheels. Day or night, the DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) ensure your presence is known. And to top it off, body-colored door handles with piano black inserts add a touch of sophistication to this eco-friendly marvel.
Now, lets have a look at some of the specifications of Tiago. EV and its variants which are priced under 10 lakh
|MODELS||PRICE IN INDIA||RANGE|
|TIAGO.EV XE MR||₹ 8 69 000||250 Km|
|TIAGO.EV XT MR||₹ 9 29 000||250 Km|
The Tiago EV is a standout performer with impressive specifications. It offers an outstanding 315 kilometers of range on a single charge, granting you the freedom to explore without constraints. When it comes to acceleration, this electric marvel can zip from 0 to 60 km/h in just 5.7 seconds, delivering an exhilarating driving experience. Charging is a breeze, with fast-charging taking only 58 minutes to power up for your next adventure. The Tiago EV features a Sport mode, providing an extra boost of power and torque for an even more thrilling ride. All of these exceptional capabilities are powered by a robust 24kWh Lithium Iron battery pack, ensuring long-lasting performance and efficiency.
Some of the car’s key features are premium in cabin experience, flat bottom steering wheel, chrome inner door handler, 45 smart connected features with Zconnect app, infotainment system by Harman, 8 speaker system, 4 star GNCAP for utmost safety, dual front airbags etc. It comes in many different versions but the above two models are under 10 lakhs. It has a 5-seater interior with a boot space of 240 litres.
MG COMET EV
DESIGN AND LOOKS
|Range||The MG Comet EV offers a maximum range of 230 km.|
|Battery||It is equipped with a 17.3 kWh Prismatic Li-ion battery.|
|Seating Capacity||The car has a seating capacity of 4 passengers.|
|Power||It delivers a power output of 42 hp.|
|Comfort Level||The MG Comet EV ensures a high level of comfort for passengers.|
|Tech Features||The car comes with various technological features such as Floating Twin Display with 26.04cm Touchscreen Infotainment System, reverse parking camera, Wireless Android Auto & Apple Car Play etc.|
|Safety||Safety is paramount, with a high-strength vehicle body featuring 17 hot stamping panels.|
|Upholstery||The interior features comfortable fabric seat upholstery.|
Upcoming Electric Cars Under 10 Lakhs in India
Following on from the list of electric cars under 10 lakhs that are manufactured in India, here is a list of Four more Upcoming Electric cars under 10 lakhs in India That Aren’t Made in India.
The list includes the Renault Kwid EV, Kia Soul EV, Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV, Ora R1 Electric Car, and Haima Bird EV1.
DESIGN AND LOOKS
Now, lets have a look at some of the expected specifications of Renault KWID EV
|Range[approximate]||225 Km/ Charge|
|Battery Pack||26 KWh|
|Engine Power||45 HP|
Renault is putting in a lot of effort to bring the all-electric Kwid EV to India. The car is currently on the market in China, and the Indian version will most likely have the same specifications. The Renault K-ZE in India is expected to have a 26kWh battery pack powering a near-45hp electric engine. The battery can be charged from 0 to 80% in less than one hour through a 30 kW DC fast charger. The EV’s electric motor produces 44 horsepower and 125 Nm of peak torque.
The ground clearance is expected to be changed in the India version. A higher ride height reduces the risk of damage to the car’s battery pack, which is located in the trunk. The K-ZE EV will have a similar appearance and functionality to the normal petrol-powered Kwid.
The Renault K-ZE EV is likely to have a range of more than 225 kilometers, and Renault may release a version with a slightly larger battery that offers a longer range, depending on demand. Renault Kwid EV to be launched next year. Confirm pricing of the car is not known but it is expected to be under 10 lakh rupees. According to some reports, Renault plans to introduce atleast two electric vehicles including KWID EV in the next 3 to 4 years.
Kia Soul EV
DESIGN AND LOOKS
Kia Soul EV looks quite sleek, modern and compact crossover SUV. It has a unique exterior and interior design with sharp details and technical lightning elements. It has a boxy shape, tall roofline, angled headlights, and is available in lot of colours. In the electric vehicle (EV), the front grille is substituted with a solid panel. This change not only provides the car with a more streamlined appearance but also decreases air resistance, thereby enhancing its aerodynamic efficiency to address the challenges posed by its square shape.
Here are some of the expected specifications of Kia Soul EV:
|Range [approximate]||280 Km/ Charge|
|Battery Pack||64 KWh|
|Torque Output||291 Nm|
The powertrain of the new Kia Soul EV is the most important takeaway. The car’s performance has significantly improved, with power and torque output increased to 204PS/400Nm from 110PS/285Nm.
It replaces the existing 30 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery with a 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, resulting in a claimed travel range of 280 kilometers. The Soul EV has a choice of two battery options. The bigger and more practical 64.8kWh battery offers an official range figure of 280 miles and a 201hp motor, while the 39.2kWh has an official 171-mile figure and gets a less powerful 134hp motor.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV
DESIGN AND LOOKS
Maruti SUZUKI WAGONR EV was shwcased at an event in 2018. The model showcased at the event has design cues that are shared with standard WagonR sold in the Japanese domestic market, which has been on sale since January 2017. The WagonR EV gets split headlamps and, despite being an EV, it also features a huge two-part grille. The front bumper also gets a huge grille section.
Here are some expected specifications of the car:
|Price in India||Rs. 10 Lakhs|
The interior of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV has been spotted for the first time in its production-spec form. The dash arrangement is similar to that of the Wagon R, however, the speedometer is from the Ritz. Climate control, LED front and backlighting, and alloy wheels are also included.
The Wagon R EV’s specifications are yet to be released, but we estimate it to have a range of around 200 kilometers on a single charge.
The Wagon R EV is expected to cost around Rs 10 lakh from Maruti Suzuki (ex-showroom). It will be able to compete with the Mahindra eKUV100. The Wagon R EV is expected to arrive by January 2025.
Ora R1 Electric Car
Design and looks
In 2019 Great wall launched its new ORA brand which stands for Open Reliable and Alternative. The R1 is a four-door compact hatchback built to be a mass-market commuter EV. it was launched in China at the Beijing auto show at first glance. Its exterior design seems to be heavily influenced by the Honda and small EV however the ORA R1 is built to be affordable in some ways it is top on nano of the EV revolution which makes it an attractive vehicle in developing countries like India. It is said that Ora R1 is by far World’s Cheapest Electric Car.
Have a look at some of the expected specifications :
Ora R1 Electric Car Price in India
|Price in India||Rs. 6.5- 7 Lakhs|
Ora R1 Electric Car Specs
|Battery Pack||33 KWh, 28.5 KWh|
|Engine Power||48 HP|
Great Wall Motors unveiled the R1 at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Battery and Range: The standard model has a 28.5kWh battery pack, while the long-range model has a 33kWh battery pack with a stated range of over 300km. The electric motor produces 48 horsepower and 125 Nm of torque. this will cheapest electric car under 10 lakhs which will offer 300km of range.
The Ora R1 has a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with linked car technologies, a tire pressure monitoring system, reverse parking sensors, and a camera, among other amenities. Front and side airbags, ESP, traction control, hill climb control, adaptive braking system, and an electronic parking brake are among the safety features offered by Great Wall Motors.
Haima Bird EV1
Design and looks
Haima-Bird’s first offering in the Indian EV space marries cutting-edge technology with cost-effectiveness. Haima Automobile, one of the leading automakers in China, announced its foray into the Indian market by showcasing its next-generation family electric car – Bird Electric EV1. This hatchback will be available in the range of Rs. 10 lakh on Indian roads. The electric car sleek and modern design. It has a streamlined and aerodynamic shape, with sharp lines and curves that give it a futuristic look. The front of the car features a bold grille with sleek LED headlights.
Haima Bird EV1 Price in India
|Price in India||Rs. 10 lakh|
Haima Bird EV1 Specs
|Battery Pack||20.5 KWh, 28.5 KWh|
|Engine Power||40 PS|
|Top Speed||120 km/h|
|Endurance Mileage (Km)||202km-301 km|
The EV1’s electric motor produces 40 PS and 105Nm (with the bigger battery pack). 20.5kWh and 28.5kWh battery packs are available. The former claims a range of 200 kilometers, while the latter claims a range of 300 kilometers.
The vehicle’s features are yet to be announced, however, Haima claims it will come with dual front airbags. It also features a large touchscreen in the center. It also has a variant called as Haima Bird STD variant. This EV will compete with the Mahindra e-KUV100 once it is released.