Looking for a brand-new electric vehicle to start the new year? These four electric four-wheelers are the most cost-effective options.
- Two of the EVs on this list are by Tata
- Tata Tigor Ziptron is currently one of the most affordable electric cars
- The Hyundai Kona produces almost 400 Nm of torque
EVs are gaining a lot of momentum in terms of popularity in today’s world for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s the quick torque, for others, it’s the quiet drive, and for still others, it’s the cost savings of driving a non-petrol car. Although the market for electric two-wheelers is booming, the four-wheeler EV business is still in its infancy. As a result, there are now just a few EV alternatives available in the nation. We’re going to talk about four of the most cheap four-wheeled EVs on the market today.
1. Hyundai Kona Electric: ₹23.79 Lakhs
When it comes to electric SUVs, the Kona was the first to be introduced in India. The Kona, on the other hand, performs admirably in terms of specs. The Kona’s 39.2 kWh battery allows it to go 452 kilometres on a single charge, with 134 horsepower and 395 Nm of torque. When charging the Kona with a conventional power socket, it may be left overnight or fast-charged to 80 percent in under one hour. With a starting price of 23.79 lakhs, the Kona is the most expensive EV on this list.
2. MG ZS EV: ₹20.99 Lakhs
The ZS EV, MG’s only electric vehicle in the nation, had a minor upgrade in 2021 and currently competes with the Hyundai Kona in terms of performance specs. The automobile now has a 44-kWh battery that produces 142 horsepower and 353 Nm of torque. The vehicle has a range of 419 kilometres per charge. The ZS EV can be fully charged in 17 to 18 hours using a standard 15-amp wall outlet, but it can also be fast charged from 0 to 80 percent in 50 minutes, albeit this can currently only be done at an MG dealership using their fast-charging facility.
3. Tata Nexon EV: ₹13.99 Lakhs
The Nexon EV is now the best-selling electric four-wheeler in India, despite not being a direct competition in terms of cost and performance to the first two EVs. The Nexon is powered by an electric motor with a 127 horsepower and 245 Nm torque output and a 30.2 kWh battery that enables a range of 312 km per charge. Using a conventional 15-ampere wall connection, the battery may be charged up to 80% in eight hours, or in just an hour if the DC rapid charging option is used.
4. Tata Tigor EV: ₹11.99 Lakhs
This is the most recent addition to our market’s EVs. The Tigor Ziptron is a tiny sedan, unlike the other automobiles on this list. This vehicle is fitted with a 26 kWh battery that gives a range of 306 kilometres per charge and drives an electric motor with a power output of 74 horsepower and torque of 170 Nm. Using a 15-ampere wall adapter, the automobile takes eight and a half hours to charge to 80 percent; however, if a DC fast charger is used, it charges to 80 percent in an hour.