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Upcoming electric cars in India in 2021

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Upcoming electric cars in India in 2021
  • Top auto players, including Tata, Mahindra, and Maruti, are geared up to launch a slew of electric cars in 2021.
  • The Mahindra eKUV100 is likely to hit the Indian stores in January 2021.
  • Jaguar I-Pace is expected to introduce its first electric SUV in India in March 2021.
  • Here's a quick look at the top electric car launches in 2021.
  • Check out the latest news and updates on Business Insider.
The Indian electric vehicle (EV) market is now gaining momentum. With the improving EV infrastructure and consumers’ making a conscious, environment-friendly choice, there has been a surge in EV sales lately. And, Indian automakers are betting big on the segment.


2020 saw a slew of launches from MG ZS EV to Tata Nexon EV, and the year ahead holds a lot of promise. While there have been no announcements from automakers about a specific launch date, several companies have hinted that they will launch their EVs next year in the country.

From Tata to Mahindra and Maruti — the top players are all gearing up to raise the competition by launching new models with supreme specifications. Even Bajaj Auto is reportedly working on a portfolio of electric vehicles and plans to enter the electric three-wheeler market in 2021.

Here's a quick look at the top electric car launches expected in 2021:

Tata Altroz EV

Tata Altroz EV
Tata Motors

One of India's top carmakers, Tata Motors, is expected to launch the electric version of its hatchback model Altroz in the Indian markets soon. The car has already garnered a lot of attention ahead of its launch. Although the launch date is not decided yet, the car is likely to be launched somewhere in early 2021.

The EV will be equipped with an IP67 rated dust-proof battery capable of running almost 312 kilometres on a single charge. The Tata Altroz EV is expected to be priced at ₹12-15 lakh.

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Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron
Audi

The all-electric offering of Audi, Audi e-tron, is also expected to hit the Indian market in 2021, the head of the company's Indian subsidiary Balbir Singh Dhillon told the media earlier. The car will be equipped with a 95kWh battery pack capable of going over 400km+ range in a single charge.

Audi e-tron is likely to be priced at a premium rate of ₹1.50 crore.

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Mahindra eKUV100

Mahindra eKUV100
Mahindra

The Mahindra eKUV100 is expected to hit the Indian stores in January 2021. The car first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 is expected to be priced around ₹8.25 lakh, making it the most affordable electric car in India.

The EV will have a 15.9kWh battery pack that supports a fast-charging option and can juice up the battery by up to 80% in just one hour.

The Mahindra e-KUV100 offers a range of 147km with this battery pack.

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Mahindra XUV300 Electric

Mahindra XUV300 Electric

Along with eKUV100, Mahindra also has XUV300 Electric on its cards. The car is expected to be launched somewhere early next year and is estimated to be priced at ₹18 lakh.

Although the company hasn't revealed the battery specifications, the company claims that the driving range will be upwards of 370 km in one full charge.

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Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar

Jaguar I-Pace is expected to introduce its first electric SUV in India in March 2021. The car went on sale internationally in March 2018. Jaguar I-Pace comes with a 50kW DC charger, while the Jaguar's 90kWh battery pack can be juiced for a range of around 270km in just an hour.

It is expected to be priced at around ₹1 crore. JLR has already partnered with Tata Power to set up a primary network of fast chargers for its buyers.
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Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV
Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki is expected to be launched in India in September 2021. Although the price is not confirmed, the company has indicated that the electric version of the WagonR could cost upwards of ₹9 lakh in India.

With the fast charging option, the car will be capable of charging up to 80% in just 40 minutes and can offer a driving range of up to 200kms in one charge.

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