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Top Upcoming Electric Vehicles In India

DIODE Motors

It’s a boon for a coming generation that the electric vehicles in India is on the verge of making a difference in the automobile industry. Soon the Indian roads will be hit by some amazing cars and bikes which will be a clean energy source.

Diode Motors is an Indian electric vehicle company established in 2019 with the support of ATechnos, on a mission to build a green vehicle that Indians can drive with AI and ION.

1)DM Ion 1.0

Diode Motors is available with 800W 30H Magnet (Equivalent to market 1000 watts) and Controller 12 Tube, 48/60V both compatible with E-ABS. The vehicle weight is 68 kg (Without battery) and it’s Loading capacity is  180KG.The speed of vehicle is 40-50 Kmph. Alloy rim 300-10. Front disck break is 180 mm, rear Drum.

Rear Hydraulic shoucker is made in India and Front Hydraulic Shocker 29″ (30mm). It has LED Headlights, 3rd Gear Speed Change with reverse, High Quality 17-20 kg chassis, Digital Speedometer (LED) ,Anti-Theft System, Remote Lock, SRL Light (Audi Look) Feature.Moreover, It has Tubeless Rims 90/100-10 JK Tyre Brand, Fresh ABS moulded body, Unbreakable PC lights, LiFeP04 (2000 Cycle Life)/ Lead Acid CompatibleMotor, Gradeability of 18″ (Height in segment).It is best in Class Mileage, Bigh Quality Paint with UV protection, Current Pricing with 48V 8Ah LiFeP04 Battery and USB Mobile Charger.

2) Hyundai Kona EV

 Hyundai Kona Electric will be the first long-range EV to go on sale in India. Globally, the Kona EV is available with a 39kWh and 64kWh battery packs that deliver a range of 300km and 480km, respectively. The power output from the smaller battery pack is 136PS/395Nm while the bigger one delivers 204PS/395Nm. India is likely to get the low range/power option.

The Hyundai Kona offers option for fast charging which can juice the battery up to 80 per cent within an hour. The locally assembled SUV will come with features like a powered driver’s seat, ventilated front seats, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control and Blue Link connected tech and an eight-speaker sound system.

3) MG eZS

MG plans to flood the Indian market with four SUVs within a span of just 18 months and one of them, the eZS will be an EV. It’s expected to launch in December, 2019 and will rival the Hyundai Kona EV. 

To be brought in as a CBU (completely built-up unit), the MG eZS will share its features with the ZS sold abroad. So expect iSmart connected tech such as remote engine start, remote AC control, over the air updates, geofencing and more. It can go 350km between charges and will take around 6.5 hours to fully charge through an AC charger. But a DC fast charger will take only half an hour to juice it up to 80 per cent.

4) Nissan Leaf

Speculation around the Nissan Leaf has been rife for a couple of years, but now, it’s expected to make its India debut soon. The Leaf packs a 40kWh lithium ion battery pack which gives it a claimed range of 400km. It even packs an e-pedal technology that lets you manage both acceleration and braking using a single pedal. That’s some interesting tech that we would love to sample!

5) Mahindra eKUV100 & XUV300 Electric

Mahindra has been a frontrunner in the budding EV market in India. After bidding goodbye to the e2o Plus due to the upcoming stricter crash test norms, Mahindra will be bringing the electric versions of the KUV100 and the XUV300. The eKUV100 was revealed at Auto Expo 2018 and was supposed to launch in the same year. And even though that didn’t happen, it could make its market debut sometime in the next couple of months. The XUV300 electric that has a range of around 350-400km per charge should be here in 2020.

6) Audi e-tron

Recently unveiled in India, the e-tron all-electric SUV will be the first luxury EV on offer in India when it goes on sale here towards the end of the year. With styling not being a drastic departure from Audi’s current SUV line-up, it’s still sufficiently unique to offer a compelling reason to buy. Especially if the incentives are applied, which will take the price down for this all-wheel drive EV to under a crore of rupees.

Price is expected to be Rs 95 lakh.

Power figures: 360PS/561Nm

Range: 400km

7) Revolt RV400

The Revolt RV400 is the first electric motorcycle from Revolt Motors. It is an entry-level commuter electric motorcycle which will have several unique features like artificial intelligence, synthesised sounds and a swappable battery location network.

The Revolt RV400 will be launched in July 2019. The company said Revolt RV400 will be affordable for everyone, and promised the price will be a “pleasant surprise”.

8) Renault Kwid EV

Renault’s SUV styled-hatchback might soon get an electric sibling in India. Showcased as the K-Ze concept at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the Kwid EV could be a winner in a price sensitive market like India. It will cover close to 250kms on a single charge.

The expected launch price is to be between Rs 5-7 lakh and expected launch is Late 2019.

9) Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV

Another affordable EV offering will be the electric counterpart of Maruti Suzuki’s top selling hatchbacks, the WagonR. It is expected to have a battery range of 200kms.

The expected launch price is  Rs 7-10 lakh and expected launch date is 2019-2020.

10) Tata Tigor EV

Though not formally launched, Tata Motors is offering the Tata Tigor EV to interested buyers at a starting price of Rs 12.85 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The electric compact has two charging options, slow (6 hours charge time) and fast (90 minutes charge time). It has a battery charge of just 142kms.

Official launch is expected to be in Mid 2019 and Starting Price is  Rs 12.85 lakh.

11) Tata Tiago EV

Tata Tiago EV hatchback is another electric offering from the Indian automobile manufacturer showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Expected price is Rs 10-11 lakh and expected launch is Mid 2019.

12) Tata Altroz EV

Tata Motors took curtains off aan electric version of its upcoming Altroz hatchback at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Based on ALFA platform, the Altroz EV is likely to have a range of 250-300km and a fast charging time of one hour.

Expected price is Rs 10-12 lakh and expected launch is 2020.

13) Kia Soul EV

South Korea’s second-largest automobile manufacturer, Kia Motors unveiled its third-generation ‘Soul’ electric vehicle at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto show. Kia is yet to officiate the range but since it uses the same powertrain as the Kia e-Niro electric SUV, the Soul EV is expected to offer a range close to 484km on a single charge.

Expected price is  Rs 11-13 lakh and expected launch is Late 2019.

14) Ford Aspire EV

The all-electric version of the Ford Aspire sedan will be the first product to come out of the Mahindra-Ford alliance, which was formalized earlier this year in April.

The car, which will be longer than the ICE-powered Ford Aspire, will make use of an electric powertrain developed by Mahindra Electric. There’s a dearth of specifics about it as well; nonetheless, expect it to get a lithium-ion battery and a driving range of more than 150 km/charge.

15) Tork T6X

The range of the Tork T6X is estimated to be around 100 kilometres, with the top speed 100 km/hr, and is India’s first ever motorbike. It will come with a brushless 6kW motor, at 27Nm of torque, and comes with lithium-ion batteries.

The battery can be charged up to 80 per cent in an hour max. The bike will be pitted against TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, KTM Duke 200 and the Bajaj Pulsar AS200, which are quite powerful bikes.

Expected Launch: End 2019

Expected Price: Rs. 1.6 Lakh

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