Indian car manufacturers introduce new battery-powered vehicles every year. However, India still lags far behind in terms of electric vehicle infrastructure. However, people are slowly and steadily starting to accept electric vehicles as replacements for ICE cars. While the mass adoption of electric vehicles will take a long time, we can expect this segment to grow at a considerable pace in the years to come, largely due to the lower running costs offered by electric vehicles.
In this article, we list the top 5 upcoming electric vehicles that will be launched in India.
1. Tata Altroz ​​EV
Tata unveiled the all-electric variant of the Altroz ​​premium sedan at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019. The Tata Altroz ​​EV is based on the same electrification-compatible ALFA platform. The premium electric sedan is expected to be launched at Auto expo 2023.

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The Tata Altroz ​​EV is expected to borrow many features from the already launched Nexon EV such as the same electric powertrain, PDU (power distribution unit) and battery pack. The car should be equipped with connected car technology which allows you to access car stats such as remaining battery and charging history and even locate the nearest charging stations for you.
The Tata Altroz ​​EV is expected to be priced around Rs 12-15 lakh in India.
2. Citroen C3 EV
The Citroen C3 EV was recently spied in tests on Indian roads.
The front bumper of the spied car has been camouflaged and appears to cover the charging port.
The EV will be based on the ICE C3 as the side profile and design elements will be the same as the ICE counterpart. However, we expect Citroen to make some noticeable cosmetic changes to differentiate itself from the regular model.
Speaking of the powertrain and battery, it should be offered with multiple battery options, one of which is the global specification 50 kWh battery pack with a WLTP claimed range of over 350km, featured in the Peugeot e-208 which is based on the same platform. The EV is expected to be powered by an electric motor that produces 136PS and 260Nm of torque. There is a possibility that the EV may also have a smaller battery pack with a range of around 300km.
The existing ICE C3 lacks basic features like cruise control, rear wipers, rear demisting, manual adjustment for ORVMs, and many more. The electric Citroen C3 is expected to be equipped with more features than its petrol counterpart.
The all-electric launch is expected to be launched in India by April 2023 with an expected starting price between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 14 lakh (former showroom).
Once launched, the EV will compete with Tata Tiago EV and Tigor EV.
3. BYD ACT 3
BYD recently presented its second electric vehicle to the Indian market. Reservations for the EV have already begun, deliveries of Act 3 will begin early next year, and BYD is expected to officially launch the EV towards the end of November.

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The BYD Atto 3 is equipped with a 60.48 kWh Blade battery that can charge from 0 to 80% in just 50 minutes using an 80 kW DC fast charger. Charging the Atto 3 using a home AC charger takes up to 10 hours. It also has a VTOL mobile powerhouse function that allows the Atto 3’s battery to be used as a power bank to support devices and appliances up to 3.3 kWh.
The electric SUV features a single PMS engine delivering 150 kW (201 hp) of power and 310 Nm of torque, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 7.3 seconds. Atto 3 has an ARAI certified range of 521 km at full load, and is also equipped with regenerative braking.
4. Praviag’s electric SUV
Pravaig, a Bengaluru-based start-up, recently announced it will launch its new electric SUV.
The name of the e-SUV is still unknown, but Pravaig claims a range of over 500km with a top speed of over 200km / h and the company also claims the SUV can sprint from 0-100km / h in 4 , 3 seconds.

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Speaking of design, the SUV looks sharp and aggressive. At the front, it has slim LED headlights and the front wheel arches have been widened.
The SUV is fitted with 5-spoke alloy wheels and a light bar at the rear that runs the full width of the rear.
The company says the SUV will have fast-charging capabilities and the cabin charges the battery from 0 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes and will have a range of up to 504km.
Speaking of features, the electric SUV will have a touchscreen infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster, 220V sockets for charging devices, an air quality index with PM 2.5 air filter and wireless charging.
5. Mahindra XUV 400 electric
Mahindra recently unveiled its first electric SUV, the Mahindra XUV400 in the Indian market. The company announced that it will launch an e-SUV in January 2023.

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Customers can pre-order the new Mahindra XUV400 from January 2023 online or at the nearest Mahindra dealer.
Initially, the Mahindra XUV400 electric SUV will be launched in 16 cities, including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Calcutta, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa, Jaipur, Surat, Nagpur, Trivandrum, Nashik, Chandigarh, Kochi. Test drives of the electric SUV will begin in December 2022 in these cities. Mahindra XUV400 deliveries will begin by the end of January 2023.
The Mahindra XUV400 is available in five color options, including Arctic Blue, Everest White, Galaxy Gray, Napoli Black and Infinity Blue with a two-tone roof option with a Satin Copper finish.
Powering the Mahindra XUV400 is an IP 67 compliant 39.5 kWh battery pack and PSM motor, which cumulatively produce 149.5hp peak power and 310Nm maximum torque. With a top speed of 150 km / h, the electric SUV accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.3 seconds. Mahindra’s C-segment e-SUV offers a range of 456km on a single full charge according to the Indian Driving Cycle (MIDC), the company says.
Mahindra says the battery takes only 50 minutes to charge from 0 to 80% with a 50kW DC fast charger. When charged via a 7.2kW / 32A outlet, it takes 6 hours and 30 minutes to charge from 0 to 100%, while it can be fully recharged in 13 hours with a standard 3.3kW / home outlet. 16 A.

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