Electric Cars – Your Ride To The Future

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With the rising levels of pollution across all major cities, the move towards electric cars in India has gathered some steam. Many manufacturers have started working on development of new electric cars as well as upgrade their existing offerings to electric powered models. With a large number of people becoming aware about the menace of pollution the demand for electric cars is expected to rise significantly in the near future.

Though there are quite a few options available in the hybrid category, at present the electric car market in India is still in a nascent stage with only two options being available only from Mahindra. It is expected that in a few years we can see many new launches in this category.

Let’s have a look at the electric cars in India available right now in the market.

  1. Mahindra E Verito

This electronic version of the popular Verito sedan from Mahindra is powered by a 72 cc engine that runs on a 31 KW motor and 69-cell, 13.91 kWhr li-ion battery. It can go up to 110 km on a single charge with the top speed of up to 86.7 kmph. The top-end model can go up to 140 km on a single charge due to the bigger 18.55 kWhr li-ion battery. The charge time for the battery has been estimated at appx 11.30 hours with the regular charger. If you use the fast charger which is available additionally, you can charge the battery by up to 80% within 90 minutes.

There is also the Revive feature incorporated in the E Verito by Mahindra which allows the car to go up to 8 km if the battery runs out of juice in the middle of a journey. It takes  appx 11 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 kmph. The price for Mahindra E Verito  ranges between Rs. 9.50 Lakhs and Rs. 10.00 Lakhs, ex-showroom basis.

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  1. Mahindra e2o Plus

The electronic hatchback from Mahindra is a successor to the Reva-I and comes in a four-door variant which runs on a 48 cc engine that is powered by a 19 KW motor that runs on a 48-cell 11 kWhr li-ion battery. It can run up to 110 km on a single charge with the top end variant going up to 140 km due to the bigger 15 kWhr li-ion battery. The charge time for the battery has been estimated between 6-7.30 hours with the regular charger for base and top model respectively. Mahindra is also selling a fast charger separately that can charge the battery fully in up to 90 minutes.

Mahindra e2o Plus

Mahindra e2o plus incorporates the revive feature, which gives an additional 5 km in case of emergency. The top speed has been pegged at 80 kmph with the time required for acceleration between 0-60 kmph estimated at 14 seconds. The price for this car varies between 7.57 Lakhs to 11.27 Lakhs on ex-showroom basis.

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With the rising awareness regarding the benefits of electric cars in India, this segment is expected to show steady growth in the coming future. Also check more details about Bugatti Cars

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