Virtually every reputable automaker has not only embraced this transformative segment but has also reaped substantial rewards.There has been a paradigm shift in the Indian auto industry with the arrival of electric cars. Every automaker worthy of its name has not only ventured into this segment but has also reaped rich rewards. Set to take this leap of success even further, new and improved electric cars are on the horizon for launch in 2024 and beyond.
1.The Current State of Electric Cars in India: Electric cars have not only become a buzzword but a game-changer in the Indian automotive scene.
2. Automaker Ventures into Electric Cars: Every automaker worth its reputation has ventured into the electric car segment, signifying a commitment to the future of sustainable transportation.
3. Success Stories and Rich Rewards: The transition to electric vehicles has not only been a bold move for automakers but a lucrative one.
4. Anticipation for 2024 and Beyond: The automotive industry is now poised for the next chapter in its electric journey, with new and improved electric cars slated for launch in 2024 and beyond.
5. The Promise of New and Improved Electric Cars: The upcoming electric cars set to hit the Indian market in 2024 and beyond are a testament to the industry's commitment to continuous improvement.
6. Major Players Leading the Charge: Key players such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra, and Tata Motors are spearheading the electric revolution in India.
7. Challenges and Opportunities: While the electric car segment continues to thrive, challenges such as charging infrastructure and consumer awareness persist. No longer confined to the fringes, electric cars have become a driving force, both figuratively and literally.
8. Automaker Ventures into Electric Cars: Every automaker, considered reputable in the industry, has taken a bold step into the electric car segment.
9. Success Stories and Rich Rewards: The success stories emerging from the foray into electric cars are not only inspiring but indicative of a paradigm shift with tangible benefits. Automakers who ventured into the electric segment early have not only contributed to reducing carbon emissions but have also witnessed financial rewards.
10. Anticipation for 2024 and Beyond: As the electric car segment gains momentum, the automotive industry is on the brink of another exciting phase.
11. The Promise of New and Improved Electric Cars: The upcoming electric cars set to launch in 2024 and beyond promise a host of improvements and innovations. Automakers are not merely responding to market demand; they are actively shaping a future where electric cars become a mainstream choice for Indian consumers.
12. Major Players Leading the Charge: Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra, and Tata Motors emerge as major players spearheading the electric revolution in India.
13. Challenges and Opportunities: Despite the rapid progress in the electric car segment, challenges persist.
Upcoming Electric Cars in 2024
Tata Curvv EV
Tata Motors will be adding one more electric car to its list with the Curvv EV which was showcased as a concept at the 2023 Auto Expo. It has been spied on test on public roads and boasts of a couple-like design. It will borrow its drivetrain from the new Nexon EV facelift with two battery pack options of medium range and long range. As of date, the Nexon EV boasts a 30 kWh battery and a larger 40.5 kWh battery with a drive range of around 500-550 km. The Curvv EV, spied in a production-ready format, could launch in early 2024 while the company also plans to add the Harrier EV and Safari EV to its electric portfolio.
Maruti Suzuki eVX
Tests of the new eVX have commenced in India. It was showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo earlier this year and more recently showcased at the 2023 Tokyo Motor Show. Maruti eVX, the company’s first electric vehicle, will be positioned on the 27PL platform which has been derived from Toyota’s 40PL electric skateboard architecture while it will be produced from the Maruti Suzuki plant in Gujarat. Set to come in with a host of driver and passenger convenience features and the latest in technology, the Maruti eVX will also boast of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Power showcased on the concept was a 60kWh battery pack offering a 550 km range though the production model could come in with a 48 kWh battery offering 400 km range.
Mahindra XUV.e8 and BE.05
Mahindra has released teaser videos of its three soon-to-be-launched electric SUVs – XUV.e8, XUV.e9 and BE.05 while they were spied undergoing extreme speed tests at the company’s track in Chennai. The XUV.e8 and XUV.e9 are based on the XUV700 and could launch either at the end of 2024 or in early 2025. The BE.05 on the other hand is set to be introduced in India in October 2025. All three electric models will be based on new INGLO platform which uses progressive battery technology, platform architecture and offers enhanced aerodynamics.
Hyundai Creta EV
Hyundai was the first automaker to bring in an electric SUV in India with the Kona. The company then launched the Ioniq 5 electric hatchback and now plans the Creta EV which has been spied on test in both Chennai and Haryana. The Creta will share some common elements with its ICE counterpart. It will be positioned below the Kona Electric and Ioniq 5. It is slated to be powered by a 55-60kWh battery pack with a range of around 550km on a single full charge. The automaker could showcase the Creta EV at 2025 Auto Expo ahead of its official launch in India.
Tata Motors the current leader in India’s electric vehicle onslaught
Apart from manufacturers’ intent to conserve energy and preserve the environment, consumers have also shown concern about lending a hand to reduce carbon footprint, curb their dependence on fossil fuel and reap the benefits of home charging. ? However, despite these varied benefits, the electric car scenario in India also faces certain constraints. Primarily, there is also an urgent need for expansion of public charging facilities. Buyers also have to address higher initial purchase costs as compared to petrol and diesel variants. Customers are also faced with range anxiety, limited top speed and lower battery life. There are a host of upcoming electric cars set to launch in 2024. Here we list out these models, all of which have already been spied on test.