Upcoming Electric Cars in India

We witnessed the launch of three electric cars in India namely Hyundai Kona, MG eZS and Tata Nexon EV in 2019. As proponents of clean mobility, we are eager to see a wider range of electric vehicles in the market for customers to choose. Though COVID crisis has disrupted the planned timelines and new product launches across the automobile industry, this article covers the electric cars (Strom R3, Altroz EV, eKUV100) we can expect to launch sooner than others.

All of these EVs are expected to be priced under INR 15 lakhs, as opposed to the premium cars of 2019 launched in the below mentioned price range.

Hyundai Kona – INR 23 -25 Lakhs

MG eZS – INR 20-23 Lakhs

Tata Nexon EV – INR 15-18 Lakhs

Also Read: Kona vs ZS vs Nexon EV | Detailed comparison

Strom R3

Compact, Unconventional and Unafraid to bet on the Future

Expected Price – INR 4.5 Lakhs | Range – 200 km for top model

Strom R3

Strom R3 has caught the attention of automobile enthusiasts since its unveiling at a Mumbai mall in 2018. Strom Motors was founded with an aim to speed up EV adoption in India. Consequently, this EV is pocket friendly, compact and offers a personal mobility solution for crowded metropolitan cities. Strom R3 belongs to L5 category. It has 2 doors, a large sunroof and is built on the reverse trike configuration (two wheels in front and one wheel at the back). The charging port is located at the rear of the vehicle as shown in the picture below and the EV can be charged in 3 hours. Strom Motors plans to include Automatic Vehicle Following System and Remote assisted Parking system in future models.

Strom R3 images
Strom R3 is expected to debut in Mumbai in a few months time

The interior design of this EV is simple and elegant. The car is IoT enabled and has a touch screen interface. It offers seating capacity for 2 and storage space in the front. The steering is stylish and the touch screen looks sleek like the screen of a premium mobile phone.

Strom R3 interior
Strom R3 – Interiors

Click here to watch Pratik Gupta talk about the launch plan of Strom R3

Tata Altroz EV

Smooth, Sublime and all set to make its mark

Expected Price – INR 10-12 Lakhs | Range – 250-300 km

Altroz EV

Tata Altroz EV is the third electric car by Tata Motors after Nexon EV and e-Tigor. The target audience for EV would is personal car buyer, unlike Tigor EV which was targeted at corporate buyers. This car is derived from the premium hatchback Altroz that claims to be the safest car in its segment with a GNCAP 5-star rating. With DC fast charging, Altroz EV can be charged from 0-80% in an hour.

Altroz EV is built on TATA Motors’ ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) architecture. Sporty silhouette, athletic stance and aerodynamic lines give the car a feeling of agility. The interiors of the Altroz EV have been laid out like a modern aero command centre with a seamless cockpit-like theme connected from end-to-end.

ParameterDescription
Motor and gearboxPermanent Magnet AC Motor with Single Speed gearbox
Charging time (0-80%)60 minutes
Targeted Range250 – 300 km
Length (mm)3988
Width (mm)1754
Height (mm)1505
Wheelbase (mm)2501
Altroz EV specifications

Mahindra eKUV100

Robust and Focussed

Expected Price – INR 8-10 Lakhs | Range – 147 km

eKUV100

One of the pioneers in the Indian EV space, Mahindra showcased eKUV100 at AutoExpo 2020. The car promises a silent and zippy drive. eKUV100 will feature a liquid-cooled battery and promises to be India’s most affordable electric SUV.

KUV100 has received a rating of 4 stars in the Global NCAP Crash Test, implying that eKUV100 is also likely to be a high safety rated vehicle.

eKUV100

Mahindra and Ford’s Aspire EV

Supreme sedan experience 

Ford and Mahindra had announced a Joint Venture in 2019 and according to a Hindu report, Aspire EV will be the first vehicle to come out of this strategic partnership. This car will be initially targeted at corporate buyers as a fleet vehicle. Aspire EV will be a full-size sedan (4.2 meters long) and come with a bigger boot as compared to Ford Aspire available in the Indian market.

We will update this space as official updates are released on the launch plans, specifications and pricing of the car.

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3 thoughts on “Upcoming Electric Cars in India

  • The writer shouldn’t compare a 3w as car because OEM says it’s car, secondly as per CMVR126 there’s no product specifications matching with Strom. Suggest to write only what’s genuine and known, otherwise poor reader’s from non industry background will think what you’re saying right and start comparing it with other premium e cars saying those OEMs cheating.
    The mentioned car can’t give 200km range unless it has 5kw motor with 20kw battery. 20kW battery in India will cost 4lacs. Pls check

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    • Thanks for your comment. Strom R3 has a 15kW motor and battery specs vary from 11-16 kWH depending on the model. Also, we have updated in the article that it belong to L5 category to differentiate from other electric cars mentioned there. 200 km range for the top model along with the rest of the specifications have been confirmed with company’s officials, although formal ARAI rating for range is pending and should be formalised as they open up post Lockdown.

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  • I was looking for this information relating to such upcoming electric cars in India. You have really eased my work by posting this article, loved your writing skill as well. Please keep sharing more, would love to read more from you!

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