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Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) programs 1st and 2nd, which were introduced by the Indian government in 2015, have been largely effective in boosting EV adoption in India. The programs offer various subsidies and tax breaks to consumers who buy EVs as well as financial help to manufacturers setting up facilities. In addition to the FAME programs established by the federal government, 26 of the country's 29 states have put their own EV policies into place. These policies are essential for promoting EV innovation and adoption in India. State policies fill in the gaps and supplement the incentives offered by the federal government by providing further measures, including research and development programs, subsidized EV pricing, and exemptions from the electricity tax. These concessions increase investment and support the expansion of the sector. The main objective is to encourage technological developments and generate employment possibilities within each state.
Due to rising environmental awareness and the availability of government incentives for purchasing electric vehicles, electric cars are becoming more and more popular in India. A number of new electric car models are anticipated to enter the Indian market in 2023. The top electric vehicles to watch out for in India in 2023 are listed below:
Mahindra XUV 400
Two versions of the Mahindra XUV 400 electric vehicle—the XUV 400 EC and XUV 400 EL—were released in January 2023. A 72.6 kWh long-range lithium-ion battery powers this five-seater, fully automated electric vehicle, allowing the motor to generate 214 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. A 50kW DC fast charger can charge a device from 0 to 80 percent in 50 minutes. The 7.2 kW/32A charger needs six and a half hours, while the 3.3 kW/16A charger needs thirteen and a half. The top model has a top speed of 150 kmph, a 456 km driving range, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 8.3 seconds. The battery is covered by an 8-year warranty. All three SUV variants of the Mahindra XUV 400 are available in the colors Infinity Blue, napoli black, arctic blue, galaxy grey, and Everest White, with prices ranging from Rs 15.99 to Rs 18.99 lakhs. Six airbags, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distributions (EBD), a sunroof, an IP67-rated battery pack, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, and linked car technology with OTA are among the most important features.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 was introduced in January 2023. It is a five-seat electric vehicle with 214 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque produced by a motor that is driven by a 72.6 kWh long-range battery. It has a top speed of 185 km/h and a 631 km range that has been ARAI certified. Additionally, it boasts a quick and athletic acceleration that can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.
When charging from 0 to 80 percent, a 50kW DC fast charger needs 56 minutes, while a 3.3kW AC charger with a 15A plug needs at least 15 hours
TATA Tigor EV
In November 2022, TATA introduced the Tigor EV, an electric vehicle with four variants: the XE, XT, XZ+, and XZ+ Lux. A 26 kWh lithium-ion battery powers this five-seater, fully automated electric vehicle, allowing the motor to generate 74 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque. 10-80 percent of a DC fast charger's charge is completed in 59 minutes. At least 9.4 hours are needed to completely charge a 15A plug point. Its maximum speed is 80 km/h, and its maximum driving distance is 315 km. The battery in this electric car is warranted for eight years. The TATA Tigor EV is available in the colors magnetic red, Daytona Gray, and trademark Teal Blue, with a price ranging from Rs 12.49 to 13.75 lakhs. It utilizes ziptron technology and is waterproof and dustproof. The TATA Tigor EV includes amenities including cruise control, automatic climate control, front fog lights, airbags, and anti-lock brakes.
TATA Tiago EV
Seven variants of the TATA Tiago EV, an electric vehicle, were released in September 2022: XE, XT, XZ, XTA, XZ Plus, XZA, and XZA Plus. The cheapest five-seater electric vehicle is this one. With a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery and a motor that generates 74 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque, the top model is automated. A full charge via an AC plug point takes at least 3.6 hours to complete, compared to a DC fast charger's 57 minutes. Its maximum speed is 120 km/h, and its maximum driving distance is 315 km. The battery in this electric car is warranted for eight years.
The TATA Tiago EV is available in a variety of colors, including Daytona Gray, Flaming Red, Opal White, Midnight Plum, and Arizona Blue, and is priced between Rs 8.69 and 11.99 lakhs (ex-showroom). The TATA Tigor EV includes equipment such as an anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), dual airbags, fog lights, rear parking sensors, a seat belt reminder, and an overspeed warning.
TATA Nexon EV Max
Seven variations of the TATA Nexon EV Max electric vehicle—XE, XT, XZ, XTA, XZ Plus, XZA, and XZA Plus—were released in May 2022. It's the most affordable five-seater electric vehicle. The highest model boasts an automated gearbox, a 40.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, a motor that generates 141 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque, and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of less than 9 seconds. When charging from 0 to 80 percent, a 50kW DC fast charger needs 56 minutes, while a 3.3kW AC charger with a 15A plug needs at least 15 hours. Its top speed is 140 km/h, and its maximum driving distance is 437 km. The battery in this electric car has an eight-year warranty.
The TATA Nexon EV Max is available in pure white, Daytona Grey, and a new Intensi-teal color, with prices ranging from Rs 16.49 to 20.04 lakhs. The TATA Nexon EV Max comes equipped with a variety of technologies, such as an anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), airbags, cruise control, numerous drive modes, connectivity with Z connect smartwatches, rain-sensing wipers, and automated climate control.