Electric cars are becoming more mainstream with the growing concerns around the preservation of natural resources. Many companies have been planning to launch their e-car variants for some time now and the most awaited ones are all set to be launched this year.
The Mercedes–Benz EQC (N293) is a fully-electric compact luxury SUV, production started in 2019 by Mercedes-Benz. While the EQC will run predominantly in front-wheel-drive mode, the rear electric motor is called to serve when extra performance is needed by flooring the throttle.
It is expected to be launched by the end of August 2020 with an estimated price of Rs 75 lakhs.
Mahindra e-KUV100 comes with a 15.9kWh battery pack that supports a fast-charging option. With the help of this option, you can juice up the battery by up to 80 percent in just one hour. The e-KUV100 offers a range of 147km with this battery pack.
The car is expected to be launched by September 2020 with a price tag of Rs 8.25 Lakh (ex-showroom).
The Audi e-Tron measures 4,901 millimeters in length, 1,935 millimeters wide and has a height of 1,616 millimeters. The five-seat SUV has a total luggage capacity of 660 liters.
Two electric motors drive the electric SUV powerfully, free of emissions, and almost silently, with a system output of up to 300kW and 664Nm (489.7 lb-ft) of torque. The maximum drive torque is available within fractions of a second and provides enormous pulling power. The Audi e-Tron completes the standard sprint in 5.7 seconds. Top speed is an electronically-limited 200 km/h (124 mph).
The car is expected to be launched by October 2020 with the estimated price of Rs 1 Crore.
The Porsche Taycan is the first electric vehicle to be built on an 800-volt electrical architecture. This design allows Porsche to offer more powerful 270-kilowatt charging that can recharge the battery from five to 80 percent in 22.5 minutes. The car is expected to be launched by November this year with an estimated price of Rs 1.08 Crores.
The I-Pace uses two concentric electric motors, one on each axle for permanent four-wheel drive, producing 394bhp and 513lb ft of torque, delivered through a single-speed gearbox. The lithium-ion battery, placed under the floor is sized at 90kWh, good for a claimed 298-mile range on the new, more stringent WLTP cycle. Give it the berries and 0–60mph in 4.5 seconds and a 124mph top speed is rapid by any measure.
Jaguar I-Pace is expected to be launched in India in December 2020 with an estimated price of Rs 58 Lakh.