A rapid transformation from old fuel-operated cars to new electric vehicles is taking place right now. As demand for new electric cars starts to rise, manufacturers are launching new models into the market. The sale of electric vehicles is skyrocketing. Looking ahead, it is clear that the new electric cars coming to the market are the future of transportation in the country. With financial incentives from the government and availability for advanced technology, manufacturers are anticipating a boom in the domestic market for electric vehicles.
The entire line-up for some of the carmakers is made up of cars running entirely on electricity. Others also offer hybrid vehicles that run on both electricity and gas.
What makes electric cars different from the normal ones? Why should you be excited about the new models that hit the market in 2020? Here are some of the reasons:
● No Gas Required
● Safe to Drive
● Low Maintenance
● Reduced Pollution
Here’s a look at the most anticipated new electric cars which are worth the wait:
Nissan India confirmed in January 2019 that the brand would bring their most successful electric hatchback, The Leaf, to India. It is expected to be launched in late 2019 or early 2020. Nissan Leaf is now its second generation & has become the highest-selling electric vehicle in the world.
The Nissan Leaf gets a 40kWh battery, offering a range of up to 400 km on a single charge. The car has a power output of 148 bhp and torque of 320 Nm. The vehicle gets fully charged within 8-12 hours, depending on the power capacity. The Leaf has got a quick charging feature, which can charge it up to 80 per cent of the capacity in 40 minutes.
The optional ProPilot Assist can help the car to keep itself in the lane and is capable of adjusting its speed according to the surrounding traffic. The vehicle comes equipped with a standard emergency braking feature which applies the brakes automatically if it fears a front-on collision with any obstacle. The Propilot acts as a speed regulator for your car. The Leaf's ride is proven to be stiff and more likely to be secure. The price of the Leaf is expected to be around 35 – 40 lakh.
MG Motor announced that its first electric SUV called eZS will be launched in India by December 2019 or early 2020. The MG eZS retails well in the international market.
The eZS features a 150hp electric motor. This car is capable of pushing the SUV from 0kmph to 50kmph in 3.1 seconds. According to research, the SUV offers an entire range of 335km from a single charge.
It offers a range of over 400km from 44.5kWh battery. It is capable of 0-80 per cent DC fast charge in 40 minutes.
The eZS is likely to be priced around Rs 22 lakh and is expected to be released in the Indian market in more than one variant.
All-new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV is the electric version of Japanese Wagon R. Its launch in India is expected to be May 2020. Maruti already has made its regular and hybrid variants available in the international market. Since 2017, Suzuki has also been achieving massive sales with the new version.
The company had announced its first electric car that is currently undergoing various test. This car has to pass through multiple hurdles, twists, and turns before being launched in India to ensure greater durability in the market by overcoming its flaws.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV is powered by an electric motor with a power output of 50 kW. It can deliver a mileage of 60 to 80 km in a single full charge. The upcoming electric Wagon R is expected to have a price tag of around INR 9 Lakh, which may prove to be the most affordable electric car in the coming years.