Upcoming Electric Cars in India 2023: Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mustang Mach E, Mahindra e20 NXT, and More

These Upcoming Electric Cars are built to dominate the existing automobile industry. Check out the full list.

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The electric vehicle market in India is a hive of activity, with many manufacturers launching plenty of new and exciting models around the clock. Today, the EV market in India has grown more than 200%, thanks to the consistent efforts of these manufacturers in bringing the best electric vehicle experience to Indian customers. Powered with an electric intelligence system equipped navigation system, these Upcoming Electric Cars are built to dominate the existing automobile industry. 

Top Upcoming Electric Cars in India

Car Name  Expected Launch Date  Price
Hyundai Ioniq 5 March 2023 Rs 45 lakhs
Ford Mustang Mach E November 2023 Rs 70 lakhs
Mahindra e20 NXT March 2023 Rs 6.43 lakhs
MG Air EV May 2023 Rs 10 lakhs
Tata Altroz EV January 2023 Rs 14 lakhs
Hyundai Kona Electric April 2023 Rs 23.75 lakhs
Mahinda eKUV 100 March 2023 Rs 9 lakhs – Rs 11 lakhs
Mahindra XUV400 EV March 2023 Rs 17 lakhs
Hyundai Ioniq April 2023 Rs 20 lakhs
Volvo C40 Recharge July 2023 Rs 60 lakhs
Tata Sierra March 2023 Rs 14 lakhs
Skoda Enyaq iV January 2023 Rs 60 lakhs
Tata Curvv March 2024 Rs 20 lakhs

 

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Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Ioniq 5 (Image: Hyundai India)

This car is expected sometime in November  2022. It has an 800-volt charging architecture using which a 350kW ultra-fast charger can charge this car from 10 to 80 % in under 20 minutes. The car gets amazing features like full-LED front and rear lights, 

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems with Level 2 Autonomy, a 360-degree camera setup, vehicle to lead (V2H0, a Bose sound system, two-zone temperature control, seven airbags, hands-free boot opening, driver display of 12.25 inches and an infotainment system of 12.25 inches. 

Expected Release Date – March 2023

Price – Rs 45 lakh

Engine Specs -Battery Capacity 58kWh, Power 170PS, Torque 350Nm

Driving Modes – 4 driving modes: sport, standard, eco, and eco+

Motor Power – 70 kW Front / 155 kW Rear

Range – 315 miles

Ford Mustang Mach E

Ford makes this battery-electric compact crossover SUV. It is expected in the Indian market soon. This car has a distinct design, with a compact rear and flared wheel arches. You get LED headlights and a 15.5-inch vertically oriented touchscreen working with the newest SYNC 4A software by Ford. There is a 10.2-inch instrument cluster, a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof, and power-adjustable front seats. There are 8 airbags and other safety features like Lane Keep Assist, Reverse Brake Assist, Auto Emergency Braking, High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, and more. 

Expected release date – November 2023

Price – Rs 70 lakh

Engine specs – Permanent magnet synchronous motor

Driving modes – 3

Motor power – 198–358 kW (266–480 hp; 269–487 PS)

Range – Between 224 and 312 miles

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Mahindra e20 NXT

The Mahindra e20 NXT is an electric vehicle that is based on the popular e20 vehicle from Mahindra. Nothing has been revealed about this vehicle except that it shares some common parts with its petrol counterpart. Expect modest performance with the reliability that comes with Mahindra. 

Expected Release date – March 2023

Price – Rs 6.43 lakh

Engine Specs-No. of cylinder-2, Max Power (bhp@rpm)- 25.5bhp @ 3750rpm, Max Torque (nm@rpm)-53Nm@0-3400rpm

Driving modes -1

Motor power – Max Torque (nm@rpm)-53Nm@0-3400rpm

Range – 140km

MG Air EV

This could be the smallest electric car on sale here. The car features a 10.25-inch digital floating display and instrument cluster, auto AC, connected car tech and steering-mounted controls. On the safety front, this car has electronic stability control, ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, and a rear parking camera. 

Expected Release Date – May 2023

Price – Rs 10 lakh

Engine specs – 17.3 kWh and a 26.7 kWh LFP pack

Driving modes – 3

Motor power -40 hp 

Range – 300 km

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Tata Altroz EV

Tata has been quite tight-lipped regarding the features of this car so here’s what we know. Expect a 127 bhp motor like the Nexon EV Prime. This car might even get the 30.2 kWh battery pack similar to the Nexon. 

Expected Release Date – January 2023

Price – Rs 14 lakh

Engine Specs-Permanent Magnet AC Motor with Single Speed gearbox

Driving modes – 2

Motor power – 95 KW

Range – 306 km

Hyundai Kona Electric  

The latest Kona Electric comes with an optional 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with BlueLink connected car technology. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come as standard. You also get a large 10.24-inch digital instrument cluster and mood lighting. 

Expected release date – April 2023

Price – Rs 23.75 Lakh

Engine specs – Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Driving modes – 3

Motor power – Max Power of 100 KW (136 PS)

Range – 452 km

Mahindra eKUV 100 

Certain websites have released spy shots of this car so we can calculate a guess as to what it is going to look like. With a 15.9 kWh battery and an electric motor rated at 54.4 PS and 120 Nm, this car offers an extended range and the facilities of a fast charger. You get connected car tech with features like location tracking, driver pattern monitoring, cabin pre-cooling, and remote diagnostics. 

Expected launch date – March 2023

Price – Rs 9 Lakh – Rs 11 Lakh

Engine Specs – 15.9 kWh capable of generating 54 PS of power

Driving Modes – 2

Motor Power-15.9 kWh

Range – 147 km

Mahindra XUV400 EV

This 5-seater electric SUV comes equipped with a 39.4 kWh battery that gets juiced up via a 50kW fast charger, charging it up to 80% in just 5 minutes. If you use a 7.2kW charger, you can get a full charge in over 6 hours. You get a comprehensive list of features, including a single-pane sunroof, push-button start, and a 7-inch touchscreen system with more than 60+ connected car features. 

Expected Launch Date – January 2023

Price – Rs.17 Lakh

Driving Modes – 3

Motor Power – 147 HP Power

Range – 450 km+

Hyundai Ioniq 

Hyundai Ioniq

This is a well-designed car with its hexagonal grille with BI-xenon/LED headlights and LED DRLs in the bumper. It has a forged boot lid and hood, making it considerably lighter than other cars. You get a 7-inch MID instrument cluster and safety features like seven airbags, autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, lane change assist, and more. 

Expected launch date – April 2023

Price – Rs.20 Lakh

Engine Specs – 1.6 L Kappa II GDI PHEV I4

Driving modes – 5

Motor Power – 44.5 kW (59.7 hp) Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Range – 311 km 

Volvo C40 Recharge

This car is powered by a dual-motor setup that makes 408 PS and 660 Nm. The features list includes a Google Android OS-powered infotainment system with in-built apps and services, a panoramic glass roof, a digital driver display, wireless phone charging, and a Harmon Kardon speaker system. 

Expected launch date – July 2023

Price – Rs.60 Lakh

Engine specs-Twin motor setup

Driving modes -TBA

Motor power – 408 bhp

Range – 420 km

Tata Sierra

The original Tata Sierra was well before its time, and this one is no different. The electric version of the new Tata Sierra has an impressive range and carries Tata’s IMPACT 2.0 design language, which is based on the ALFA-ARC platform. Little else is known about this EV because it is not launching anytime soon.

Expected Launch Date – March 2023

Price – Rs.14 Lakh

Engine specs – TBA

Driving modes -TBA

Motor power – 69 kWh battery,

Range – TBA

Skoda Enyaq iV 

This car has cosmetic and mechanical revisions to boost its sporty quotient. You get E-shaped gloss black bumper inserts, larger 1-inch alloy wheels, an illuminated grill, and a car that sits lower overall. Dual electric motors churn out 299 PS and 460 Nm powered by an 82kWh battery offering a range of more than 500 km. 

Expected launch date – January 2023 

Price – Rs.60 Lakh

Engine specs-TBA

Driving modes – 5

Motor power – 82kWh battery

Range – 510 km

Tata Curvv 

This coupe SUV is set to debut in 2024 and is still officially a concept car. However, it does contain future design elements on the inside and outside. Regarding features, you get a new two-spoke steering with haptic controls, dual digital screens, and a new climate interface. There’s also dual-zone climate control, auto park, CNG, and a 360-degree camera. 

Expected launch date-  March 2024

Price – Rs 20 Lakh

Engine specs-TBA

Driving modes -TBA

Motor power – 160 PS of peak power.

Range – 400-450 km

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FAQs 

Is Maruti launching an electric car? 

Yes, Maruti is looking to get into the EV space. The company has confirmed that its first EVs will hit the road in 2025. 

Which is the best electric car of 2022?

Volvo XC Recharge.  

Which is the most reliable electric car?

The Tata Altroz is the most reliable electric car because of the Tatas’ service network and after-sales support. 

Which electric car has the longest range?

Mahindra XUV400 EV has the longest range at 450+ km on a single charge. There are other cars, too, in this league, but this one edges them out by a small margin. 

What are the disadvantages of electric cars?

While electric cars are great, they do have certain disadvantages. 

Frequent charging – Most cars have a range of 100 km on a single charge. That might be enough for inter city travel, but if you want to go on a long drive, you are at a disadvantage. 

Silent – This is an issue with all-electric vehicles. They’re completely silent. People can’t hear you coming, making them unsafe to a certain degree. 

Expensive – EVs are expensive. You might have some cost savings in the long run, but the initial expenditure is high. 

Charging points – Apart from your own home, charging points are few and far between. It could get logistically difficult if you own an electric vehicle to charge whenever you need to. 

Battery repairs/replacement can be costly – Since they are at the heart of an EV, and responsible for powering the car, batteries tend to be one of the costliest components in an EV. While the frequency might not be too high, batteries may break down or need repairs, and this costs a fair bit. 

Low choice – You don’t have much choice regarding electric cars. There might be a few models in the market, but your choice ends there. You have to wait for a bit as electric cars become more mainstream, and more models will be launched. 

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What is the future of electric cars?

The future of electric cars in India is quite bright. A lot many manufacturers, some old timers, and some new entrants are launching their vehicles in the coming year, so you will have a wider choice of EVs to choose from. As for charging on the go, that should improve over time as more and more charging stations open up purpose-built for EVs. All in all, electric cars in India have a bright future.