The Tesla Model 3 is one of the best-selling electric cars in the world. Tesla has been testing the Model 3 on Indian roads for the past few months. While this was the first Tesla to be launched in India, a recent report shows that the Model 3’s insufficient ground clearance is causing problems on Indian roads.
We can expect the Tesla Model 3 to launch sometime in 2022 with better ground clearance. The Model 3 comes in three different variants – Standard Range Plus, Long Range, and Performance.
Compared to the 140 mm ground clearance of the Tesla Model Y Model 3, the Model Y with a ground clearance of 167 mm is much better suited for Indian roads.
And given the current situation, the Tesla Model Y could become Tesla’s first electric car to be made available in India. It also comes in 5 and 7 seat configurations. Like the Model 3, the Model Y also comes in Standard Range Plus, Long Range, and Performance variants.
Tata Motors has already showcased the Altroz EV at the Auto Expo 2020. It is expected to get the same Ziptron powertrain as the Nexon EV and Tigor EV.
It could come with an electric 26 kWh battery pack as in the Tigor EV. With its compact size, the Altroz EV can easily offer a range of over 250 km. Apart from minor modifications, the design of the Altroz EV will look similar to its ICE cars.
The Tata Altroz EV is expected to be launched by the end of this year or early next year and could cost around Rs 12 lakh.
Tata Punch EV
Tata is all set to unveil its new micro-SUV punch in the coming days. Like other Tata cars, the ICE-powered Punch could also be an electric variant powered by Ziptron technology. While there is no official confirmation by the Company, we expect the tata Punch EV to launch alongside the Altroz EV by the end of this year or early next year.
Hyundai Kona Electric Facelift
According to the report, Hyundai Motors will launch the Hyundai Kona Electric Facelift in India by the year 2022. Like the current Kona Electric, this upcoming facelift will continue to be sold as a CKD unit.
The company will also offer some design updates and feature additions to this electric facelift. On the front, it will get newly designed LED headlights and slimmer LED DRLs.
Inside the Kona, the electric facelift will be a new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Globally, the same 39.2kWh or 64kWh battery pack will continue in the Kona Electric. In India, we can only get the 39.2kWh battery pack variant as before.
Hyundai Budget Electric Car Models
According to the report, Hyundai Motors will launch its affordable electric car in 2024. It will be made to target the mass market customers in India to keep the prices low.
It is rumored that Hyundai has started working on its Made in India electric car. To keep the price under Rs 15 lakh, it will have a smaller battery pack offering a range of 200 to 250 km.
EKUV 100- Mahindra’s Upcoming Electric Cars
Mahindra first showcased the eKUV 100 at the 2020 Auto Expo and was recently spied testing in Bangalore. According to rumors, the company may launch its affordable electric SUV by the end of this year.
In terms of design, the eKUV 100 looks similar to the ICE-powered KUV100. From the images, the charging can be seen on the front of the car. It will come with a 15.9kWh lithium-ion battery pack and can go only 120kms on a single charge.
Mahindra will be the first to make the eKUV 100 available to fleet operators. With the smaller battery pack, the eKUV 100 will cost less than Rs 10 lakh.
Mahindra Electric XUV 300
Along with the eKUV 100, Mahindra also showcased the eXUV 300 at the 2020 Auto Expo. Since it will be an electric variant of the ICE-powered XUV300, the design will look similar.
Unlike the eKUV100, the eXUV300 will be available for commercial buyers. This is said to come with a 40kWh battery pack and will offer a range of around 300km on a single charge.
The power output of the eXUV300 motor will be 132 hp. As of now, there is no confirmation of specifications or launch date. However, the eXUV300 could make its debut sometime in 2022.