The 15th Auto Expo of 2020 is scheduled for February 7-12, 2020 at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. One of the prime affairs of this year’s event is the rise of EVs in India which initiated with Hyundai’s Kona Electric in 2019.
Many companies like TATA Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, and others witnessed the first day at the Auto Expo 2020, and the main feature at all the pavilions was the EV that the companies are set to launch within the near future.
Here are the top 9 EVs showcased at the Auto Expo 2020!
Mahindra has launched its eKUV 100 at the event priced at 8.25 lakhs, ex-showroom which makes it India’s most affordable EV on sale. The car looks similar to its petrol correspondent, KUV 100. Mahindra claims the car will have around 140km range in a single charge.
Great Wall Motors, a Chinese company, modeled its hatchback EV ORA R1 which according to the company will be the most economical electric car in India. It will trade in India with a price range between 6- 9 lakhs.
Mahindra launched its compact EV Atom, with the aim to redefine public transport in India. The EV will have a power output of less than 15kW and the top speed will be limited to 70kmph. This car with minimalistic design and maximum space on the inside is estimated to be priced at 8.5 lakhs.
Renault showcased the K-ZE (Kwid Electric) at the prestigious Auto Expo 2020. K-ZE is similar to the Kwid and several elements from the main version have been carried forward. Powered by an electric motor of 33kW, the launch of the EV is not announced yet, but the price is expected to be below 10 lakhs.
KIA Soul EV is the first electric car featured by KIA. The EV claims a range of 450km in a single charge. The price has been expected to be 10 lakhs.
At the Auto Expo 2020, Mahindra disclosed the all-electric iteration of XUV300 SUV, which is set to be launched by the second half of 2020. There has been a slight revision in the front and rear profiles of the car and it has been expected to be priced at 15 lakhs.
TATA presented Altroz EV, the hatchback counterpart of ICE Altroz at the event. The car is expected to be based on the ALFA architecture within the price range of 12- 14 lakhs.
TATA has already launched Nexon EV, its first private sector EV in January 2020. With a starting price of 13.99 lakhs, the car claims 312km range in a single charge.
Maruti Suzuki has revealed its Futuro-E at the Auto Expo 2020 which is designed completely in India and has estimated it at around 15 lakhs.
One of the primary reasons for the introduction of electric vehicles is the concern over emissions. EVs are practical, and due to their environmental benefits, are expected to be a great success in the coming years.