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Top electric vehicles of 2018-19: Will India take the green route?

With air pollution and fuel prices touching an all-time high, Indian auto industry could finally take the electric route moving into 2019. Here are some of the best EVs from 2018 and upcoming releases in 2019:

Swaraj Baggonkar @swarajsb
2018 | Mahindra Treo | Mahindra & Mahindra launched its first lithium-ion powered passenger three-wheeler starting at Rs 1.36 lakh. The vehicle has a range of 130 km and takes around 4 hours to charge completely. (Image: Mahindra)
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2018 | Mahindra Treo | Mahindra & Mahindra launched its first lithium-ion powered passenger three-wheeler starting at Rs 1.36 lakh. The vehicle has a range of 130 km and takes around 4 hours to charge completely. (Image: Mahindra)

2018 | Okinawa Ridge+ | Electric two-wheeler maker Okinawa launched the Ridge+ in October priced at Rs 64,998 (ex-showroom, India). The motor scooter that comes with a detachable battery feature, has a range of 120 km and a top speed of 55 km/hr. (Image: Okinawa)
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2018 | Okinawa Ridge+ | Electric two-wheeler maker Okinawa launched the Ridge+ in October priced at Rs 64,998 (ex-showroom, India). The motor scooter that comes with a detachable battery feature, has a range of 120 km and a top speed of 55 km/hr. (Image: Okinawa)

2018 | Ather 450 & 340 | Bengaluru-based Ather Energy launched the Ather 450 at Rs 1.25 lakh and the Ather 340 at Rs 1.10 lakh, earlier this year in June. The Ather 450 has a range of 75 km with a top speed of 80km/hr. The Ather 340 has a top speed of 70km/hr with a range of 60km. (Image: Ather)
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2018 | Ather 450 & 340 | Bengaluru-based Ather Energy launched the Ather 450 at Rs 1.25 lakh and the Ather 340 at Rs 1.10 lakh, earlier this year in June. The Ather 450 has a range of 75 km with a top speed of 80km/hr. The Ather 340 has a top speed of 70km/hr with a range of 60km. (Image: Ather)

2019 | Mahindra e-KUV 100 | SUV-specialist Mahindra & Mahindra will launch its third battery-powered passenger vehicle in the middle of next year. This will be the electric version of the KUV 100. While specifications are yet unknown, the vehicle is expected to have a range of 150-180 km and would take around 3-4 hours for a complete charge. Reports suggest that e-KUV 100 would be priced around Rs 10 lakh. (Image: Mahindra)
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2019 | Mahindra e-KUV 100 | SUV-specialist Mahindra & Mahindra will launch its third battery-powered passenger vehicle in the middle of next year. This will be the electric version of the KUV 100. While specifications are yet unknown, the vehicle is expected to have a range of 150-180 km and would take around 3-4 hours for a complete charge. Reports suggest that e-KUV 100 would be priced around Rs 10 lakh. (Image: Mahindra)

2019 | Hyundai Kona | Hyundai will kick-start its EV campaign in India with the launch of Kona in the second half of 2019. The stylish SUV will be a CBU unit. With a driving range of 482 km and a top speed of 167 km/hr the Kona Electric will take nine hours to charge fully. Prices for the SUV are expected to be around Rs 25 lakh. (Image: Hyundai)
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2019 | Hyundai Kona | Hyundai will kick-start its EV campaign in India with the launch of Kona in the second half of 2019. The stylish SUV will be a CBU unit. With a driving range of 482 km and a top speed of 167 km/hr the Kona Electric will take nine hours to charge fully. Prices for the SUV are expected to be around Rs 25 lakh. (Image: Hyundai)

2019 | Nissan Leaf | Japanese auto major Nissan Motors will launch the Leaf in India through the imported route. The fully electric car is expected to be priced at around Rs 35 lakh. With a range of 400 km, the car takes about 8 hours to charge completely. (Image: Nissan)
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2019 | Nissan Leaf | Japanese auto major Nissan Motors will launch the Leaf in India through the imported route. The fully electric car is expected to be priced at around Rs 35 lakh. With a range of 400 km, the car takes about 8 hours to charge completely. (Image: Nissan)

2019 | Bajaj Three-wheeler | Indian auto giant Bajaj Auto will launch an electric three-wheeler next year. The company is already the market leader in petrol powered three wheelers. It may also launch an electric Qute later in the year. The Qute is already on sale in a few states (Image: Bajaj Auto).
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2019 | Bajaj Three-wheeler | Indian auto giant Bajaj Auto will launch an electric three-wheeler next year. The company is already the market leader in petrol powered three wheelers. It may also launch an electric Qute later in the year. The Qute is already on sale in a few states (Image: Bajaj Auto).

2019 | Tork T6X | The Pune-based company is ready to roll out T6X, touted to be amongst the fastest elctric motorcycles ever built. T6X boasts of a top speed of 100 km/hr and has a range of 100 km. The electric bike is expected to launch with an estimated price of Rs. 1.25 lakh. (Image: Tork)
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2019 | Tork T6X | The Pune-based company is ready to roll out T6X, touted to be amongst the fastest elctric motorcycles ever built. T6X boasts of a top speed of 100 km/hr and has a range of 100 km. The electric bike is expected to launch with an estimated price of Rs. 1.25 lakh. (Image: Tork)

2019 | Twenty Two Motors | The Haryana-based company is ready to launch at least two electric scooters in the market next year. Twenty Two Motors first came to the forefront after Taiwanese automaker Kymco invested $65 million in the company. The first scooter to be launched by the nascent company is reported called Flow. (Image: Twenty Two Motors)
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2019 | Twenty Two Motors | The Haryana-based company is ready to launch at least two electric scooters in the market next year. Twenty Two Motors first came to the forefront after Taiwanese automaker Kymco invested $65 million in the company. The first scooter to be launched by the nascent company is reported called Flow. (Image: Twenty Two Motors)

2019 | Audi e-tron | E-Tron is the first all-electric car by the German auto giant and will debut in India next year. The car has a range of 400 km and takes about 30 mins to charge 80 percent of the battery. E-tron will be imported to India; thus it will come with a hefty price tag. (Image: Audi)
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2019 | Audi e-tron | E-Tron is the first all-electric car by the German auto giant and will debut in India next year. The car has a range of 400 km and takes about 30 mins to charge 80 percent of the battery. E-tron will be imported to India; thus it will come with a hefty price tag. (Image: Audi)

2019 | Ultraviolette | The Indian electric bike start-up Ultraviolette Automotive is set to launch the radical-looking electric superbike next year. The bike which looks straight out of a sci-fi movie can attain a top speed of 150 km/hr, making it one of the fastest bikes to ever launch on Indian roads. (Image: Ultraviolette)
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2019 | Ultraviolette | The Indian electric bike start-up Ultraviolette Automotive is set to launch the radical-looking electric superbike next year. The bike which looks straight out of a sci-fi movie can attain a top speed of 150 km/hr, making it one of the fastest bikes to ever launch on Indian roads. (Image: Ultraviolette)

2019 | Emflux One | One, which will launch next year, is already being touted as the most powerful electric bikes to ever come to existence. With a range of 200 km, the bike has the longest driving range among most electric two-wheelers. One features a 6-inch touchscreen and can attain a top speed of 200km/hr. (Image: Emflux)
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2019 | Emflux One | One, which will launch next year, is already being touted as the most powerful electric bikes to ever come to existence. With a range of 200 km, the bike has the longest driving range among most electric two-wheelers. One features a 6-inch touchscreen and can attain a top speed of 200km/hr. (Image: Emflux)

First Published on Dec 19, 2018 07:39 am
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