5 most affordable electric cars in India

Tata Motors hold 3 of the 5 EVs mentioned on this list – The Tata Tigor EV, the Nexon EV and the recently launched Nexon EV Max.

Top 5 economic electric cars in India

Electric cars have been attracting a lot attention lately with state of the art features. One such example is the newly launched Kia EV6 that has a battery pack capable enough to charge other electric vehicles! Then there is the futuristic BMW iX and swoon-worthy Teslas. However, all of them carry a price tag that is not everyone’s cup of tea and might attract only a certain percentage of our population. So to take it a little more mainstream, we have 3 brands offering the 5 most affordable electric cars in India.

Tata Tigor EV (Rs. 12.49 – 13.64 lakh)

The Tata Tigor EV is the first with a starting price of Rs. 12.49 lakhs, ex-showroom and is also the only compact sedan on this list. This car comes equipped with a 26 kWh battery that provides the driver with a range of 306 kms per charge and in turn powers an electric motor with an output of 74 bhp and 170 Nm of torque. The car takes eight and a half hours to charge to 80 percent using a 15-ampere wall adapter, however will charge to 80 percent within an hour if a DC fast charger is used.

Tata Nexon EV (Rs. 14.79 – 17.40 lakh)

The Nexon is equipped with a 30.2 kWh battery that provides a range of 312 kms per charge and powers an electric motor with an output of 127 bhp and 245 Nm of torque. The battery can be charged up to 80 percent in eight hours using a regular 15-ampere wall socket, or within just an hour if one uses the DC fast charging option.

Tata Nexon EV Max ( Rs. 17.74 – 19.24 lakh)

The latest entrant in this list and a bigger sibling to the Nexon EV, the Nexon EV Max offers what you want; more mileage and speed over the standard Nexon EV, which will continue to be offered alongside the latest sibling. Tata Motors claims a charging time of 56 minutes from 0-80 percent via a 50kW DC fast charger. 

MG ZS EV (Rs. 22 – 25.88 lakh)

MG Motors offers the ZS EV in two variants – Excite and Exclusive priced at Rs 22 lakh and Rs 25.88 lakh, respectively. The new MG ZS EV gets a bigger 50.3 kWh battery pack that now returns an ARAI-claimed range of 461 km on a single charge. The car can sprint 0-100kmph in 8.5 seconds and has 175 bhp of peak power on offer.

Hyundai Kona ( Rs. 23.84 – 24.02 lakh)

The 39.2 kWh battery enables the Kona to have a milage of 452 kms per charge with performance specs of 134 bhp of power with 395 Nm of torque. When charging the Kona, it could be left overnight when using a regular wall socket or could also be fast-charged to 80 percent within an hour.  

(all prices, ex-showroom)

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