Top 7 Electric Cars Launching In 2022 For Disrupting Indian Auto Industry: Tata, Tesla & More
All auto fans are anticipating the launch of new vehicles in India. We’ve compiled a list of the seven most eagerly anticipated electric vehicles set to hit the Indian market in 2022.
1. Tata Altroz EV
Okay, so here is the big announcement!
Tata Motors has launched the new Tigor EV in India with ex-showroom prices starting at Rs 11.99 lakh for the base XE variant and going up to Rs 12.99 lakh for the range-topping XZ+ (O) variant.
Tata Motors has declared that by 2025, it will launch 10 electric vehicles in India!
Tata Motors does remind us about the popularity of Nexon EV. The Nexon EV, which sells over 500 units each month in India, is the company’s best-selling electric vehicle.
The Altro EV will be available in the market in the following months. It will be the company’s fourth electric vehicle to hit the road. Tiago EV and Tigor EV are the next in line.
The new, larger battery pack is projected to extend the range by 25-40%. The new ZConnec app, which we have already seen in the Nexon EV will be included.
The app has dedicated EV features such as charging history, remote monitoring of current battery charge levels, range, nearest charging stations, charge levels, and more.
2. Mahindra eKUV100
Mahindra & Mahindra is expanding its electric car lineup in India, and the next EV from the brand will be the eKUV100. We expect this car to enter the Indian market in 2022. The eKUV100 will likely be the most affordable EV in India upon launch.
It was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, powered by a 15.9 kWh battery mated to a single electric motor (rated at 54 PS/120 Nm), with a claimed range of around 150 km.
The expected starting price of this EV is Rs. 9 lakh
3. Mini Cooper SE BMW Group
Mini would launch the Cooper SE in India. The vehicle derives power from a 32.6 kWh battery pack, connected to an electric motor on the front axle. The powertrain is rated at 183 PS and 270 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively, with a claimed driving range of around 270 km.
4. BMW i4
In our market, BMW will debut the i4 electric sedan.
It comes in two variants – eDrive40 (RWD) and M50 (AWD) – with peak power ratings of 344 PS and 551 PS, respectively. In India, the BMW i4 is expected to cost more than Rs. 80 lakh.
5. Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo XC40 Recharge will be the brand’s first all-electric vehicle entry in the Indian market. It is based on the CMA platform and is propelled by two electric motors (one on each axle), which draw power from a 78 kWh battery pack.
The XC40 Recharge can deliver a claimed driving range of 418 km, and it will likely be priced at Rs. 60 lakh.
6. Mercedes-Benz EQS
Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan might enter India around the middle of next year. The EQS sedan is based on the EVA platform. The EQS comes with a 107.8 kWh battery pack that can offer a driving range of up to 770 km!
The Mercedes EQS car would most likely cost more than Rs 2 crore and will be marketed as an electric alternative to the S-Class.
7. Tesla Model 3/Model Y
Tesla is slated to enter the Indian automobile market in 2022, with the Model 3 and Model Y as its first offers.