Petrol Scores a Century in India, So is it right time to switch to EV?

Petrol to 100!

The fuel price is skyrocketing faster than Sensex. Two days ago it scored a well batted century. Now as it has become so expensive, we should think of an alternative way to run cars. So, the first thing that comes to mind are EVs. They aren’t only pollution free but also cost efficient. It will drastically reduce our cost of running the car.

So in today’s blog we are going discuss about few options available in India:

TATA Nexon EV

Tata Nexon EV

Tata surprised the Indian market by launching Tata Nexon EV, the electric version of Nexon. Now it is the highest selling electric car in the country. Recently they rolled out the 1000th unit from its Pune facility and this landmark was achieved in just 6 months, which is incredible. This demand correlates to people’s interest in EVs. Tata Motors holds a majority of the EV market as it has sold the highest number of EV in the market.

MG ZS EV

MG ZS EV

After the huge success of Hector in the Indian market, MG(Morrison Garage) launched its electric SUV ZS in India. Earlier MG equipped ZS with a 44.5kWh battery pack that supplies 143PS of power and 353Nm of torque through a three-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor at the front-wheel, but now they have launched a face lift that has 49.5kWh battery pack delivery 419 km of driving range. MG claims a 0-100 km/h of just 8.5 seconds. If you plug a 15A charger then ZS will fully recharge in 18hrs, but the company will install 7.4kW AC home charger free of cost. The 7.4kW charger can charge the car in 6-8 hrs. On top of that MG has installed 50kW chargers in its flagship dealerships which can charge the car to 80% in just 50 minutes.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai motors had launched its first Indian EV named Kona Electric at 25.30 lakh rupees. But the price dropped not due to depreciation but due to reduced GST on electric mobility. The Kona Electric holds the title for being India’s first proper electric SUV and gets a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion battery that offers a peak power of 134 bhp and 395 Nm of torque. It has a claimed driving range of 452km in one full charge. The car gets two free charges from Hyundai including the wall mount AC charger. You can also charge the Kona Electric using the DC fast chargers that will charge the SUV up to 80 per cent in just 54 minutes.

Mercedes Benz EQC

Mercedes Benz EQC

Lastly we have the EV from our out of the reach luxury brand Mercedes Benz. In no way it comes in the affordable region but it is one the car that makes no compromise in terms of features, safety, space and comfort. EQC debuted the EQ range of electric cars that will be launched by Mercedes Benz in India. The EQC is the only luxury EV you can buy in India. It is powered by an 80kWh Li-ion battery that promises to give a range upto 450km. It can be charged through your regular house socket in case of emergency or you can use the wall box charger that Mercedes-Benz provides for free which takes about 10 hours to charge the car from 10-100 per cent. If you use a DC fast charger, though, then you can charge the car up in just 90 minutes. The EQC makes 408 hp and a massive 760 Nm of torque that makes the car seriously quick. So much so that it can go from 0-100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds.

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