A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Cars in India

[Last Updated on: 14th July 2023]

Introduction

In recent years, the automotive industry has undergone a significant transformation as electric cars surge in popularity around the world. One country that has embraced this green revolution with open arms is India, a nation known for its bustling cities, vibrant culture, and ever-increasing energy demands. As concerns about air pollution and fossil fuel dependency intensify, electric cars have emerged as a promising solution to pave the way towards a more sustainable future.

In this blog, we delve into the captivating world of electric cars in India, contrasting the capabilities in terms of battery capacity, charging speeds and other features.

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MG Comet EV

Comet | Blink Charging IndiaMG Comet is the smallest Electric Car available in India, launched in 2023. Comet EV is based on SAIC owned Wuling Air EV, earlier launched in Indonesia.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 17.3 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 31 kW/110 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 3.3 kW/h
DC Charging: Not Available
Length x Width x Height (mm): 2,974 x 1,505 x 1,640

Price Range: INR 7.98 Lakhs to 9.98 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Tata Tiago.ev

tiago ev

Tata Tiago.ev is the entry level Electric Vehicle from the stable of Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited (Tata Motors EV). Tiago.ev comes in 5 variants- XE (Medium Range), XT (Medium Range), XT (Long Range), XZ+ (Long Range) and XZ+ Tech Lux (Long Range).

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 19.2 kWh (Medium Range Version), 24 kWh (Long Range Version)
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 45 kW/110 Nm (MR), 55 kW/114 Nm (LR)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 3.3 kW/h (XE and XT variants) and 7.2 kWh (XZ+ variants)
DC Charging: Yes, 18 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 3,769 x 1,677 x 1,536

Price Range: INR 8.69 Lakhs to 11.54 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Citroën ë-C3

ec3 | Blink Charging India

The All Electric ë-C3 is Citroën’s first and only Electric Vehicle in the Indian market. It was launched within 6 months of the launch of its Internal Combustion engine counterpart C3.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 29.2 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 42 kW/143 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 3.3 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 50 kW/h
Length x Width x Height (mm): 3,981 x 1,733 x 1,586

Price Range: INR 11.5 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Tata Tigor EV

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Tata Tigor EV- first launched as Tata Xpres-T EV followed Bharat Charging standards was relaunched as Tata Tigor EV for both Commercial and Personal use. This is the one sedan EV from Tata now and is extensively used by EV fleets in India.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 26 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 55 kW/170 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 3.3 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 25 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 3,993 x 1,677 x 1,532

Price Range: INR 8.69 Lakhs to 11.54 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Tata Nexon EV Prime

nexon prime | Blink Charging IndiaLaunched as Nexon EV in 2019, Tata Nexon EV Prime was the first Electric Vehicle in India to use Combined Charging System (CCS) protocol for AC (IEC62196) and DC Charging (CCS2). Later rechristened as Nexon EV Prime, Nexon EV is the most sold Electric 4-Wheeler in India.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 30.2 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 95 kW/245 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 3.3 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 25 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 3,993 x 1,811 x 1,606

Price Range: INR 14.49 Lakhs to 17.19 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Tata Nexon EV Max

nexon | Blink Charging IndiaLaunched in 2022, Nexon EV Max is an upgrade of the Nexon EV Prime. The major difference being and onboard charging of 7.2 kW/h and a larger battery of 40.5 kWh, as well as some improvements in motor performance.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 40.5 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 105 kW/250 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 7.2 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 50 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 3,993 x 1,811 x 1,616

Price Range: INR 16.49 Lakhs to 19.54 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Mahindra XUV400

| Blink Charging IndiaXUV400, based on the existing design of XUV300 chassis is the first Electric Vehicle from the stable of Mahindra. It competes directly with Nexon EV Max in terms of pricing and specifications.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 34.5 kWh (EC Variant), 39.4 kWh (EL Variant)
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 110 kW/310 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 7.2 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 50 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,200 x 1,821 x 1,634

Price Range: INR 15.99 Lakhs to 18.99 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Hyundai Kona Electric

KONA | Blink Charging IndiaKONA Electric is the Korean company’s first All-Electric SUV in India, launched right after the entry of Nexon EV.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 39.2 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 100 kW/395 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 7.2 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 50 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,180 x 1,800 x 1,570

Price Range: INR 23.84 Lakhs to 24.03 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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MG ZS EV

MG ZS | Blink Charging IndiaMorris Garage, under the ownership of Shanghai Automobile Industry Corporation (SAIC) launched MG ZS EV, its first electric SUV in various countries in Asia including India in 2019.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 50.3 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 130 kW/280 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 7.2 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 50 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,323 x 1,809 x 1,649

Price Range: INR 23.38 Lakhs to 27.40 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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BYD E6

E6 | Blink Charging IndiaBYD E6 is a fully electric Multi-Purpose Vehicle with a claimed range of 520 Km (city). E6 was the first EV introduced in India by the Chinese manufacturer BYD.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 71.7 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 70 kW/ 180 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 6.6 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 80 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,695 x1,810 x 1,670

Price Range: INR 29.15 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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BYD Atto 3

Atto 3 | Blink Charging IndiaBYD Atto 3 is the first car in India that comes with a V2L (Vehicle to Load) feature in India and the second EV in India by BYD.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 60.48 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 150 kW/310 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 7.2 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 80 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,455 x 1,875 x 1,615

Price Range: INR 33.99 Lakhs to 34.49 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Hyundai IONIQ 5

IONIQ5 | Blink Charging IndiaIONIQ 5 is the headlining model for Hyundai’s electric ambitions worldwide. In India, this 5-seater SUV was launched in 2023.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 72.6 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 160 kW/ 350 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 350 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,635 x 1,890 x 1,625

Price Range: INR 44.95 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Kia EV6

EV6 | Blink Charging IndiaThe Kia EV6 is the first fully electric 5-seater SUV in India from Kia and comes with dual-motor setup allowing for all-wheel drive and an impressive 350 KW DC charging option.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 77.4 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 239 kW/ 350 Nm (AWD)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 350 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,695 x 1,890 x 1,570

Price Range: INR 60.95 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Mini Cooper SE

Cooper SE | Blink Charging IndiaThe electric Mini Cooper SE is the latest model from Mini and is based on the Morris Mini, a car that enjoys cult following.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 32.6 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 135 kW/ 270 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 50 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 3,850 x 1,727 x 1,432

Price Range: INR 52.50 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Volvo XC40 Recharge

XC40R | Blink Charging IndiaThe Volvo XC40 Recharge, is Volvo’s first all-electric SUV, and it’s built on the same CMA platform as its fossil fuel-powered sibling Volvo XC40.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 78 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 300 kW/ 660 Nm (AWD)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 150 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,455 x1,863 x 1,652

Price Range: INR 55.90 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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BMW i4

i4 | Blink Charging IndiaThis 4-seater sedan is the entry level Electric Vehicle in the upmarket segment from the German manufacturer. The model is an electric derivative of the 4 Series Gran Coupe model (which is not available in India).

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 83.9 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 250 kW/ 430 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 200 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,783 x1,852 x 1,448

Price Range: INR 73.90 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Mercedes Benz EQB

EQB | Blink Charging IndiaThe EQB is the most affordable way to get into an electric Mercedes. It is a mash-up of the GLA and the ergonomic B-Class.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 66.5 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 215 kW/ 520 Nm
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 100 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,684 x1,834 x 1,701

Price Range: INR 77.50 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Audi e-tron

e tron | Blink Charging IndiaThe Audi e-tron comes in three variants- Audi e-tron 50, e-tron 55 and e-tron 55 Sportback.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 71 kWh (e-tron 50), 95 kWh (e-tron 55/Sportback)
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 230 kW/ 540 Nm (e-tron 50: Quattro/AWD)
300 kW/ 664 Nm (e-tron 55/Sportback: Quattro/AWD)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 150 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 5,014 x 1,976 x 1,686 (e-tron 50/55)
5,014 x 1,976 x 1,673 (e-tron 55 Sportback)
Price Range: INR 102 Lakhs (e-tron 50), INR 119 Lakhs (e-tron 55), INR 126 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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BMW iX

iX | Blink Charging IndiaThe BMW iX ((xDrive40) is the fourth electric car from the German Manufacturer, and the first electric car from BMW launched for Indian market.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 93.4 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 240 kW/ 630 Nm (AWD)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 150 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,953 x1,967 x 1,695

Price Range: INR 124 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Jaguar I-PACE

Ipace | Blink Charging IndiaThe Jaguar I-Pace comes in 3 variants- R-Dynamic HSE, R-Dynamic SE and R-Dynamic S.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 90 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 294 kW/ 696 Nm (AWD)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 100 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,682 x 2,011 x 1,566

Price Range: INR 120 Lakhs- INR 124 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Audi e-tron GT

etrongt | Blink Charging IndiaThe Audi e-tron GT is a part of the e-tron battery electric sub-brand from Audi, and the third fully electric car model, after e-tron and e-tron Sportback SUVs. It shares it’s platform with Taycan from Porsche.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 93.4 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 390 kW/ 630 Nm (Quattro/AWD)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 22 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 270 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,989 x1,964 x 1,418

Price Range: INR 170 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Porsche Taycan

taycan | Blink Charging IndiaThe Porsche Taycan comes in seven variants- Porsche Taycan, Taycan 4S, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan GTS, Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo and Taycan Turbo S.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 93.4 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 360 kW/ 650 Nm (AWD)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 150 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,974 x 2,144 x 1,395

Price Range: INR 161 Lakhs- INR 244 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Audi RS e-tron GT

etrongtrs | Blink Charging IndiaThe Audi RS e-tron GT is a more sporty RS version of e-tron GT which accelerates from 0–100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, to reach a top speed of 250 km/h.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 93.4 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 475 kW/ 830 Nm (Quattro/AWD)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 22 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 270 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 4,989 x1,964 x 1,418

Price Range: INR 194 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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BMW i7 (xDrive60)

i7 | Blink Charging IndiaThe i7 is the flagship model from the German automobile company and as the most advanced BMW ever made. It comes packed with a 536 break horse power from its twin-motor AWD.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 101.7 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 400 kW/ 745 Nm (AWD)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, up to 22 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 200 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 5,391 x 1,950 x 1,544

Price Range: INR 195 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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Mercedes Benz EQS

EQS | Blink Charging IndiaThe Mercedes Benz EQS is the electric counterpart to the luxury sedans from Mercedes- the S class. It has one of the largest batteries in an EV in India with about 108 kWh and an All-Wheel Drive pumping out 517 horse powers.

Key Specifications

Battery pack: 107.8 kWh
Electric Motor Specs (Power/Torque): 385 kW/ 855 Nm (AWD)
Charging Standard: CCS2
AC Charging: Yes, 11 kW/h
DC Charging: Yes, 200 kW/h Max
Length x Width x Height (mm): 5,216 x 2,125 x 1,512

Price Range: INR 159.50 Lakhs – 245 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi)

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