The ever increasing fuel prices in the country are certainly affecting the pockets of the Indian consumers day-in day-out. The fuel prices have rose alarmingly for the next few weeks wherein the petrol currently retails at Rs. 84.99 per litre and diesel is priced at Rs. 72.76 per litre. With the rising demand for fuel, the Indian government is also emphasizing on National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) with an aim to make 100% EV nation by 2030. The electric car is not only an alternative for the high fuel prices but also ever increasing air pollution caused by the petrol and diesel driven vehicles. The Indian government is now focusing on revamping the transport infrastructure and fuel dependency which seeks an urgent shift. As the momentum shifting towards EVs, we bring you top 4 Electric cars that you can buy in India as an alternative to high fuel prices. See More: Future of Electric Cars In India: Mahindra Group Pumps Investment, TATA, Maruti, Honda Shows Promise at Auto Expo 2018
Mahindra e2o Plus: Mahindra launched the successor to e2o in India last year in September which is called as e2o Plus which is priced at Rs. 7.37 lakh (ex-showroom post subsidy). The new Mahindra e2o Plus comes with futuristic technology, safety, better driving mechanism and lower cost. The electric car from Mahindra is offered in 3 variants - P2, P4 and P6 wherein the P2 variant gets driving range of 140kms while the remaining two versions get range of 110kms. It comes fitted with a 3-phase AC induction motor which is tuned to produce 19Kw of max power @ 3500 rpm with peak torque of 70Nm @ 1050 rpm. As far as the charging is concerned, the e2o Plus can in minimum 6 hours via normal charger while using fast charger, the EV can be charged in just 1 hour and 35 mins. See More: The new 2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Launched; Price in India Starts From Rs. 9.43 Lakh
Mahindra e-Verito: Foreseeing the need of EVs in the future, Mahindra also offers Mahindra eVerito which is cost effective, low on maintenance, low running cost and much more. Touted as India's first electric sedan, the Mahindra eVerito comes in 4 variants - C2, D2, D4 & D6. As far as the driving range is concerned, the lower variant gets a range of 110kms while the range for other 3 variants stands at 140kms. The Electric sedan is equipped with 3-phase AC induction motor tuned to make 31KW of power @ 4000 rpm and 91Nm of peak torque @ 3000 rpm. The sedan can be charged in 8 hours & 30 mins as normal charging while the fast charging can be done in just 1 hour and 20 mins.
Toyota Prius: Toyota is also focusing on the electric platform, wherein the Japanese car maker is offering Toyota Prius hybrid in the country. The sedan is built on the TNGA platform (Toyota Next Generation Architecture) that is capable of developing of maximum power of 122PS of combined power figures. The sedan comes with a Hybrid Synergy Drive Technology that proffers with a better co-ordination and greater power output. Read More: Toyota Yaris 2018 Launched in India with a Starting Price of Rs. 8.75 Lakh; Will Challenge Maruti Ciaz & Honda City
Honda Accord Hybrid: Honda Car India reintroduced the Accord sedan in the domestic market but in a hybrid avatar only. Retailed in the market as a completely built unit (CBU), the hybrid sedan is capable of developing combined power of 212 BHP. Priced more than Rs. 40 lakh (ex-showroom), the sedan is more expensive than its rival - Toyota Camry yet it looks stylish and a value for money proposition.