Auto Expo India 2020

Electric Cars to watch for in India in 2020

For all the car lovers out there in India, 2020 brings awesome choices and great options with a lot of desirable features that you have been waiting for. Along with the regular diesel and gas driven cars, electric cars have been getting a lot of vibe in recent years. Because of the reason that these cars provide environment-friendly alternatives, electric cars have a growing market. 

At this year’s auto expo in India, a number of different brands showcased their electric vehicles with desirable features that would blow every car lover’s mind. From local brands such as TATA to MG, many of the leaders in the car industry presented their products at Auto Expo 2020, and all of these cars are expected to be released in India later this year.

In the following context, we are going to take a look at some of the best, if not all, electric vehicles showcased at Auto Expo 2020 in India. We will put a special emphasis on battery, charging, and chargers that these cars provide in addition to other great features.

Here we go!

  • Volkswagen I.D. Crozz

VW I.D. Crozz

The first one to make a list is Volkswagen’s production, Volkswagen I.D. Crozz. With its crunching new look with a red color that is so absorbing to the eye, this car represents a futuristic look. Presented as a prototype at Shanghai Auto Show in 2017, this electric vehicle was showcased at auto expo 2020 and is expected to hit the streets later this year.

In addition to all the other great features and design, it has a battery of 833kWH. With a 4-door crossover body style, this car can travel 501 kilometers after a single charge. This car comes with a 150 kW DC charging capacity with a plug-in charger and has an electric motor of 225 kW that can top 302 hp.

  • Mahindra eKUV100

Mahindra eKUV

A local brand, Mahindra, comes with features and specifications that are not so different from its petrol counterpart. With a great hatchback body style and 6-people seating, these electric vehicles are one of the most obvious options. At the price of 8.25 lakh in India, this car is one of the most affordable options.

The car comes with a 15.9kWH lithium-ion battery that supports both fast and standard charging. The car will be compatible with a wall-socket charger is expected to cover 120 miles in a single fast charge. In addition to that, it offers a 40 kW electric motor that will deliver 53bhp and 120 Nm of torque at its peak.

  • Tata Altroz EV

Tata Altroz EV

With a dashing new look and an outstanding hatchback design, this production of Tata’s is the frontrunner in 2020. With a permanent AC motor, this car is supposed to speed up from 0 to 100kph in 10 seconds. With an expected price of 13 lakh, this car is one of the most affordable yet classy options.

While talking about its battery, let’s not forget that this car comes with a lithium-ion battery that is specially made to be compatible with this electric vehicle. The battery performance will be excellent because it will deliver a 250-300 kilometer coverage with a single charge. It supports the fast charge as well as the standard charger. With a DC fast charger, this car can be charged up to 80 percent in 60 minutes.

  • Renault city K-ZE

Renault city K-ZE

This car made its first appearance in 2019 at Shanghai motor show in China and has been catching a lot of attention since then. While it is being prepared to be marketed in different other countries, this car was showcased at the auto expo show and is going to be released in India very soon. With a K-ZE concept, this car comes with an electric hatchback design that gives this car a prestigious look.

The features related to the battery and performance of this car only add up to its portfolio. Having a lithium-ion battery of 26.8 kWh, this car has an electric motor that can produce up-to 125Nm of torque. The battery of this car supports both standard and fast charging with both AC and DC chargers. With a DC fast charger, this car can charge from 30 to 80 percent in only 30 minutes. While with an AC charger, the charging time is 6.6 hours, which delivers a mileage of about 271 kilometers.

  • MG Marvel X

MG Marvel X

Introduced to auto expo 2020 by Morris Garages, this electric vehicle is really a marvel. With a vision E concept, this electric SUV made its Shanghai motor show in 2017 and has been getting a lot of positive vibe since then. With a brisk new design, this SUV is everything you are looking for in an electric vehicle. The design, as well as the features built into this SUV, complement its name, and it is one of the most outstanding electric vehicles one the show.

With a 52.5 kWh battery that powers two motors for each axle is a feature that is specific to this car. The two electric motors can deliver an output of 184bhp with the maximum torque. Not only that, it has a battery that supports fast charging and can deliver a 400 km mileage with a single charge. It supports both AC and DC charging to portable as well as socket chargers.

  • Tata Nexon EV

Tata Nexon EV

Tata went all-in by introducing 4 new electric vehicles at auto expo 2020 with different features and all of them unique to themselves. Tata Nexon EV is one of a kind when it comes to electric vehicles. With an automatic transmission, Tata Nexon EV is a 5-seater SUV that comes with an outstanding design and looks. This electric vehicle has the most appealing features, and because of this reason, it will take over the market in no time.

It has an electric motor that can deliver up to 127bhp of power at a maximum torque of 245 Nm. It has a 32.2kWH battery that supports both standard and fast charging. With a fast DC charger, this car can be charged to 80 percent within 60 minutes and can cover over 300 kilometers with a single charge. It has an expected price of 16 lakh in India and is expected to hit the Indian market in 2020.

  • Mahindra Funster concept

Out of the 18 different electric vehicles on display at the auto expo 2020, Mahindra Funster was the boldest of models. With a 2+2 seating layout design, this car is meant to be on the road all the time. In addition to that, it has an absorbing color and appearance with a hardtop roadster concept.

Able to achieve 100 Km/h in under 5 seconds, Mahindra Funster has dual motors that can deliver maximum power of 230 kW. The 59.2kwH battery supports fast charging from plug-in chargers and can deliver a mileage of 520 kilometers with a single charge. The top speed of this roadster is 200 km/h, which makes it one of the fastest electric vehicles on display. All you need to do is take this bad boy out for a ride and forget about everything else.  

  • GWM ORA R1

The famous SUV and truck manufacturer, Great Wall Motors (GWM), made its debut in Auto Expo 2020 with this great electric vehicle. The eye-catching design and great features took the audience by surprise. This model created a lot of buzz in terms of its price, design, and other specifications that are just right. The hatchback design of this car just adds up to its other great specifications that make this car one of a kind.

While talking about its performance, how can we forget about its 33kWh battery that can help this car cover over 351 kilometers after a single charge? The electric motors in this electric vehicle can produce a torque of 125 Nm that can make this car achieve 0-50Kmph in 5 seconds and a maximum speed of 100kmph. The car supports DC fast charging, which can juice up its battery to 80 percent in 40 minutes. The normal household plug can charge this car’s battery in 10 hours, and for that reason, DC fast charging is the best option.

  • KIA Soul EV

This electric vehicle is KIA’s first-ever car in this category to be showcased at Auto Expo 2020. So, with this car, the KIA Company has gone all out and introduced all the great features to grab the market as hard as it can. With a 100% electric compatibility, this car is made ahead of its time because of its bold look and outstanding features.

Performance-wise, this car has an electric motor of 81.4kWH that can produce a maximum torque of 285 Nm. The electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery of 27kWh. This car can cover 212km in a single charge with a maximum speed of 125kph. The DC fast charging can boost its battery to 80 percent in only 35 minutes.

In addition to all of the above, there were many other cars that were on display on Auto Expo 2020. All of them represent a better alternative to petrol-driven cars. These electric vehicles are the best environment-friendly options for everyone.

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