Which Electric Vehicle (EV) Car should I buy?

1.About Electric Vehicle (EV) Car
2.Key Components of an All-Electric Car
3. History of Electric Vehicle (EV) in India
4.Reasons to Buy an Electric Vehicle in India
5.Reasons not to buy an electric vehicle in India
6.Consider Below Things Before Buying an Electric Car
7.Pros and cons
8.Below are the list of Electric Vehicle (EV) Car you can buy

About Electric Vehicle (EV) Car

  • An EV is a shortened acronym for an electric vehicle. EVs are vehicles that are either partially or fully powered on electric power.
  • Electric vehicles have low running costs as they have less moving parts for maintaining and also very environmentally friendly as they use little or no fossil fuels (petrol or diesel).
  • All-electric vehicles (EVs), also referred to as battery electric vehicles, have an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine.
  • The vehicle uses a large traction battery pack to power the electric motor and must be plugged in to a wall outlet or charging equipment, also called electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).
  • Because it runs on electricity, the vehicle emits no exhaust from a tailpipe and does not contain the typical liquid fuel components, such as a fuel pump, fuel line, or fuel tank.

Key Components of an All-Electric Car

  • Battery (all-electric auxiliary)
  • Charge port
  • DC/DC converter
  • Electric traction motor
  • Onboard charger
  • Power electronics controller
  • Thermal system (cooling)
  • Traction battery pack
  • Transmission (electric)

History of Electric Vehicle (EV) in India

  • In 1996, the first electric vehicle was a three-wheeler, invented by Scooter’s India Pvt Ltd, and it was named VIKRAM SAFA. Approximately 400 vehicles were made and sold.
  • In 2000, BHEL developed an eighteen-seater electric bus, which became popular too.
  • In 2007, Hero cycles, in partnership with UK-based ULTRA Motor, launched a series of bikes. These electric bikes became popular among other companies named Electrotherm India, TVS Motor, Hero electric, etc.
  • in 2017 Etrio raised over 3 million in funds from HNIs and set out to transform existing fuel-powered commercial vehicles into electric variants, thus benchmarking efficient and eco-friendly transportation.
  • In 2016-17 about 500000 e-rickshaws were sold in India. It served as an excellent help for the population to commute daily.
  • Fast forward to 2021, where companies are working aggressively to develop affordable electric vehicles, with a vision to dispel the notion that electric cars are expensive. For example, E-Trio, an EV company, is working on providing EVs for all in an affordable manner. They focus on cars and other products such as Electric LCV, Electric Bikes, and Electric three-wheelers.
  • The government in India aims to make arrangements and incentives so that the Battery Electric Vehicles will encourage more people to contribute to 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024. Currently, electric vehicles contribute to only 0.29% of the overall registrations in India.

 Reasons to Buy an Electric Vehicle in India

  • Environment friendly
  • Low maintenance cost
  • Noise-free driving experience
  • Government dishing out subsidies
  • Electricity is cheaper than petrol

Reasons not to buy an electric vehicle in India

  • Infrastructure is lacking
  • Recharging the battery takes time
  • Expensive compared others car
  • Limited driving range discourages buyers

Consider Below Things Before Buying an Electric Car

  • Price: It is expensive as compared to Petrol/Disel Cars.
  • Incentives And Tax Benefits: The incentives and tax benefits offered by the government can reduce the overall cost of electric vehicles.
  • Software Updates: Electric vehicles are equipped with complex powertrain and advanced technology, and the manufacturers often improve the electric cars with the latest technology via rolling out software updates.
  • Specifications: Electric vehicles come with a wide range of electric motors and battery packs of different capacities. You need to choose an electric car which has the specifications that match your requirements.
  • Battery Life: A battery pack is one of the most important components of an electric vehicle. At the same time, the battery is also one of the most expensive parts of the EV.
  • Charging Infrastructure: You cannot find electric vehicle charging stations as frequently as fuel stations, and it is one of the biggest challenges for EV owners.
  • Charging Options: An electric car comes with a wide range of charging options such as fast-charging, standard charging and slow charging. Fast-chargers are expensive to install, and you can hardly find a few of them in your city.
  • Maintenance Cost: Maintenance is one of the important aspects of owning an electric car. Without proper maintenance, the EV may not perform efficiently.

Pros and cons


  • Lower running cost
  • Lower maintenance cost
  • Cleaner environment
  • Better performance
  • Tax benefits


Higher purchase price
Lack of infrastructure
Longer charging time
Limited drive range
Fewer options
Higher insurance cost

Below are the list of Electric Vehicle (EV) Car you can buy


  • Mahindra eVerito
  • Hyundai Kona Electric
  • Tata Nexon EV
  • Tata Tigor EV
  • Audi e-Tron
  • Jaguar I-Pace
  • MG ZS EV
  • Mercedes Benz EQC

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2 years ago

1. Tata Nexon EV

With a 3 Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, the Nexon EV is one of the most impressive EV SUVs out there. Its Li-ion Polymer battery is equipped with liquid cooling to ensure that temperatures remain relatively low even after a long drive.
Even though it relies on electricity, this car can generate impressive peak powers of 127bhp. Moonlit Silver, Signature Teal Blue and Glacier White are the three colour options you can choose from.

  • Battery Capacity – 30.2kWh
  • Distance per Charge – 312 km/full charge
  • Recharge Time – 0-80% charge in 60 minutes with a fast charger.
  • Awards – Winner of Subcompact SUV of the Year Award at the 2018 edition of NDTV’s Car and Bike Awards. (1)
  • Price – Starting from Rs.13.99 lakh.


The British MG brand offers a premium EV, which counts as one of the top electric cars in India. It is powered by a similar motor like that in the Tata Nexon EV.
This impressively designed SUV boasts several brilliant features, including a 448-litre boot space, diamond-cut machined alloy wheels and power-assisted electric steering. It can also produce an immense torque of 353 Nm.

  • Battery Capacity – 44.5kWh
  • Distance per Charge– 340km/full charge
  • Recharge Time – Fast charging in 50 minutes. The normal charge takes 6-8 hours.
  • Price – Starting from Rs.20.88 lakh.

3. Tata Tigor EV

Powered by a three-phase AC induction motor, this electric sedan comes in Egyptian Blue and Pearlescent White colour options. The 310-litre boot space is an additional facility that can be very handy while storing luggage.
You can expect max powers of 40bhp from this vehicle, along with peak torque of 105 Nm. Under ideal driving conditions, this car can reach speeds of 80kmph.

  • Battery Capacity – 21.5kWh
  • Distance per Charge – 142km/full charge
  • Recharge Time – Fast charging in 90 minutes and normal charging in six hours.
  • Price – Starting from Rs.9.54 lakh.

4. Hyundai Kona Electric

Equipped with the advanced Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM), the Kona Electric is considered one of the best electric vehicles in India. It has a fierce pickup reaching 100kmph in just under 10 seconds.
Along with its spectacular mileage, this car can produce immense torque at 395 Nm. Power-wise, the Kona Electric can generate around 134bhp under ideal conditions.

  • Battery Capacity – 39.2kWh
  • Distance per Charge – 452km/full charge
  • Recharge Time – 57-minute fast charging and normal charging in six hours.
  • Awards won – Winner of Electronic Vehicle of the Year Award at the 2019 Tech and Auto Awards. (4)
  • Price – Starting from Rs.23.71 lakh.

5. Mahindra e2oPlus

A smaller body and a bevy of colour options are what define the e2oPlus from Mahindra. Although nowhere nearly as powerful as the electric SUVs in this list, it is perfect as a commute vehicle. Its 3-phase, AC Induction Motor is equipped with a lithium-ion battery, weighing 84 kg.
It can generate maximum torque and power of 70Nm and 25bhp, respectively.

  • Battery Capacity – 10.08kWh
  • Distance per Charge – 99.9km/full charge
  • Recharge Time – 75 minutes with a fast charger and six hours with a standard charger.
  • Price – Starting from Rs.7.57 lakh.

6. Mahindra e-Verito

Another Mahindra offering, the e-Verito is a sedan, unlike the e2oPlus. It is equipped with a similar AC-induction, three-phase motor.
However, this vehicle offers an immense boot space, around 510-litre, which makes it perfect for hauling large bags and equipment.
Additional features include an electro-hydraulic power steering and tubeless steel wheels. However, it is only available in a Diamond White shade.

  • Battery Capacity – 21.2kWh
  • Distance per Charge – 140km/full charge
  • Recharge Time – Fast charging in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Price – Starting from Rs.10.11 lakh.

7. Tata Tiago EV

After conquering the fuel segment with its Tiago, Tata Motors is expected to launch an electric version of the car as well.
With 200 Nm of torque and 135bhp power, this vehicle would be best suited for your daily commute.
Quick charging is also expected to be a feature in this upcoming model of the Tata Tiago.

  • Battery Capacity – 30kW
  • Distance per Charge – 130km/full charge
  • Recharge Time – To be announced
  • Expected Price – Between Rs.5 lakh and Rs.7 lakh.
  • Expected Launch Date – August 2020

8. Mahindra e-KUV100

Mahindra already has an electric sedan and an electric hatchback in the market.
This just leaves room for an electric SUV. While not much is known about the vehicle’s specs, what we know is that you can expect the power of 54bhp and a peak torque of 120Nm.
Moreover, power steering, power front windows and anti-lock braking are additional features to look forward to.

  • Battery Capacity – 15.9kWh
  • Distance per Charge – 147km/full charge
  • Recharge Time – To be announced
  • Expected Price – Rs.8.25 lakh
  • Expected Launch Date – June 2020

9. Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf is all set to receive a facelift in the near future. With a better battery capacity, this upcoming vehicle will purportedly be able to dole out 148bhp of power, alongside a 320Nm peak torque.
Further, reports state that Nissan is looking to offer two distinct models, with the base variants sporting a 50kWh battery. The premium variant may sport a 75kWh battery instead.

  • Battery Capacity – 50 kWh and 75 kWh
  • Distance per Charge – 400km/full charge
  • Recharge Time – Between 8 hours and 16 hours.
  • Expected Price – Between Rs.35 lakh and Rs.40 lakh.
  • Expected Launch Date – February 2021

10. Mahindra XUV300 EV

Revealed at the 2020 Auto Expo, Mahindra XUV300 electric variant will likely sport similar specs to the base XUV model. Its primary competition is likely to be the Tata NexonEV, which is why you can expect similar pricing for this much-awaited SUV.
Mahindra has yet to reveal additional details, including battery capacity, distance per charge and more regarding this car.

  • Battery Capacity – To be announced
  • Distance per Charge – To be announced
  • Recharge Time – To be announced
  • Expected Price – Rs.18 lakh
  • Expected Launch Date – December 2020

These are some of the best electric vehicle options for you in India. While you may have limited options at present, do not fret as most brands are looking to launch new electric cars in the future.
It is high time to do your part in preserving the environment. With zero emissions and pollutants, these electric vehicles represent a sustainable way forward for the Indian automobile sector. Thanks to greater awareness, more people are thronging to purchase such cars today.
Choose wisely and acquire your dream electric vehicle today!

Dharmu Kumar
Dharmu Kumar
2 years ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

The best article regarding the EV electric vehicles everything was explained in detail thanks a lot. 

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2 years ago

Interesting view. I was looking to buy electric vehicles and decided to wait, and here is why?

Firstly infrastructure is not good enough still, with the growth of electric cars outstripping the supply of charges, so now when I look at the chargers at motorway service stations, there now always seems to be a queue. You can’t leave your car to go to the loo because you may lose your space, so that is a problem unlikely to get better in the short term.

Secondly, the wait time is now August realistically for most decent Eva’s, and when demand outstrips supply, car dealers gain a level of arrogance and confidence which is frankly unpleasant.

Third, the cost of all cars is heading north with manufacturers deliberately putting prices up and limiting supply because the margins are higher, and ev demand is helping to fuel.

Finally, it is likely that not only will the grants disappear, but tax will also be added in terms of premium sales tax and road tax, as the gov need the cash. Yes, this could all point to buying now, but with the cost of living shooting up, the cost of cars shooting up, interest rates going up, I am buying nothing at this price point for another 2-3 years.

2 years ago

thank you for your knowledge sir.

Rahul Singh
Rahul Singh
2 years ago

This is the best part where I have got stuck to this article. someone has been published about electric car vehicles. From my point of view, it will make our life more efficient and convenient with eco-friendly thoughts. So, thanks for publishing.