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Electric Cars: The Newest Trend In India

Companies like Tata, and Mahindra are investing huge amount of money in these e-cars

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Electric cars are gaining more and more popularity in India and are sure to see a boom in their sales and production in the coming future. Photo: M. Rittgerott
Cadillac Unveils a Photo of What You Would Call its First Electric Car. VOA

By Ruchika Verma 

  • Electric Cars in India are the newest trend
  • Electric cars are environment-friendly and are greatly appealing the general public
  • This year’s auto expo saw many electric-hybrid car releases

This year’s auto expo was over just a few days ago and one thing which attracted everyone was the electric cars. There were several models which attracted the eyes of all the spectators in the expo. Not only are these cars famous for being environment-friendly but are also fastly becoming the latest trend in India.

Electric cars are the newest trend in India. VOA
Electric cars are the newest trend in India. VOA

After the 2018 auto expo, there is little doubt about the fact that electric cars are definitely going to be the future of Indian automobile huge hit industry. Electric cars in India are expected to become a huge hit, and even though the government is not planning on making any new policies regarding them, the craze about them enough to stop the industry from imploding.

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Electric vehicles in India are surely the newest trend. Companies like Tata, Maruti and Mahindra are investing a huge amount of money in these e-cars, Mahindra’s investments going up to around Rs. 500 crores.

Here is the list of all the electric cars that you can buy in India to join the latest trend.

Electric cars are the future of Indian automobile industry. VOA
Electric cars are the future of Indian automobile industry. VOA

Mahindra e20 NXT

Mahindra e20 NXT is one of the best affordable electric cars released this year in in India. Mahindra e20 price range starts from around 6 lakhs. The car is a four-seater and can be easily charged and also has touchscreen system. 

BMW i3

BMW i3 is one of the best electric cars which were unveiled during the Auto-expo 2018. The BMW i3s has a high output 181 bhp electric motor and zero emissions. This car made heads turn in the auto expo and is said to be one of the best models BMW could’ve released for the electric car’s enthusiast Indians.

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Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq was displayed at the Delhi Auto Expo 2018. However, this electric car is still under considerations for release in India. The Ioniq will help Hyundai is working out an affordable EV for the Indian market. It can go from 0-100kmph time in  10.2 seconds, with a top speed rated at 165 km/h with a range of 280km.

Hyundai Ioniq is under consideration for release in india. hyundaiusa.com
Hyundai Ioniq is under consideration for release in India. hyundaiusa.com

Uniti Electric car

Uniti Electric Car is an electric vehicle which is all set to be released in India by 2020. The car is a 5 seater and is said to be having the newest technology. However, many things like assembling and manufacturing are yet to be decided.

 

Renault Trezor Concept EV

Trezor is an aggressive two-seater Grand Tourer and has sleek carbon fibre body. This e-car delivers 348bhp and develops 380 Nm of torque. Renault has fitted the car with two air-cooled big batteries, one at the front and the other at the back. It surely is one electric car which is worth the hype.

Renault Trezor has a carbon fibre body. renault.co.uk
Renault Trezor has a carbon fibre body. renault.co.uk

Suzuki e-Survivor

The e-Survivor is an SUV and has taken inspiration from the success of Jimny and Vitara. The car has four in-wheel electric motors and is a 4×4. It has extremely short overhangs at both the front and rear axles which shows its compactness.The e-Survivor comes with electrically retractable running boards and features a modern front fascia.

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Would Elon Musk Be Able to Drive Tesla Cars in India?

In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tesla headquarters at Palo Alto, California and met Musk who gave Modi a tour of the company's electric car plant

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again vouched to make India his next big market but the question lingers: Will the electric car ever run on desi roads?

Breaking his silence over India after 10 months, Musk tweeted late Friday that he would love to be in India in 2019 or next year.

“Would love to be there this year. If not, definitely next! India,” Musk tweeted to a user.

His tweet came after Musk earlier blamed the Indian government’s restrictive policies for giving up on his India dreams.

Musk also blamed the FDI norms for the delay in the electric car maker’s entry into the Indian market.

Earlier this year, Tesla’s Indian-origin Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja announced his retirement from the firm, thus bringing Musk’s India dream to a halt again.

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Jeff Solie plugs in his electric car Tesla sedan at his home, in New Berlin, Wis., July 13, 2017. Electric cars are seeing growing support around the world. But there’s a problem: There aren’t enough places to plug those cars in. VOA

Musk wanted to drive Tesla in India in 2017 and Ahuja, who worked out of Tesla’s San Carlos headquarters, quit the company in 2015 only to rejoin in 2017.

In May last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he would still love to roll out Tesla electric cars in India but the tough government regulations have forced him to apply the brakes on his plans.

“Would love to be in India. Some challenging government regulations, unfortunately,” Musk tweeted in response to a Twitter user who wrote “No Tesla in India” on his Twitter handle.

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“Deepak Ahuja, our CFO, is from India.Tesla will be there as soon as he believes we should,” added Musk, also the SpaceX founder.

Tesla was expected to enter India with the Model 3 that sells for nearly $35,000.

In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tesla headquarters at Palo Alto, California and met Musk who gave Modi a tour of the company’s electric car plant. (IANS)