08 Nov 2020: #AutoBytes: Best electric SUVs you can currently buy in India
The demand for electric cars is slowly but steadily increasing in India. Consequently, several automakers, including heavyweights like Tata Motors, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz, have introduced their latest zero-emission, battery-powered, four-wheelers in the country.
So, if you too are planning to make the switch, these are the best all-electric SUVs you can buy in India right now.
Car #1: Tata Nexon EV: Price starts at Rs. 13.99 lakh
The Tata Nexon EV features a sleek chrome-finished grille, projector headlights, and designer alloy wheels. It has a five-seater cabin with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment console and twin airbags for safety.
The SUV is powered by a 30.2kWh battery, coupled with a 3-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. The combination produces 129hp/245Nm of power and an ARAI-rated range of 312km on a single charge.
Car #2: MG ZS EV: Price begins at Rs. 20.88 lakh
The MG ZS EV has an attractive chrome-finished grille, sleek LED headlamps, and diamond-cut alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, it offers a built-in air purifier, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment console, and multiple airbags.
The ZS EV packs a 44.5kWh battery and an electric motor that produces 143hp power and 353Nm of torque. It offers an ARAI-rated range of 340km on a single charge.
Car #3: Hyundai Kona Electric: Price starts at Rs. 23.76 lakh
The Kona Electric has a closed front grille, stylish bumpers, and twin-LED automatic headlights. The SUV gets ventilated front seats, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with navigation support, an electric sunroof, and six airbags.
It runs on a 100kW motor that is powered by a 39.2kWh battery. The setup generates 136hp/395Nm of power. On a single charge, the car offers a range of 452km.
Car #4: Mercedes-Benz EQC: Launched in India at Rs. 99.30 lakh
Mercedes-Benz EQC has been launched recently in India. It has a sloping roofline, LED headlamps, and alloy wheels. The SUV offers a 5-seater cabin, featuring dual 12.3-inch displays, premium upholstery, and multiple airbags.
It is powered by two electric motors and an 80kWh battery pack. The setup will offer 408hp/760Nm and a range of around 450km.