With the onslaught of electric vehicles in the Indian market, there’s no denying that we’re heading towards an all-electric future. But in-between all of this, obvious cracks have started to emerge, when it comes to the high price point of the EVs, lack of charging infrastructure and of course, range anxiety associated with EVs. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the longest-range EVs in the market. (all prices, ex-showroom)
1) Tata Nexon EV Max (Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh)
Tata has been dominating the electric car market in India for years now, with the Nexon EV leading its lineup. Only recently, the manufacturer launched a new long-range variant of the SUV, called the Tata Nexon EV Max (Rs 18.24 lakh). Staying true to its name, the all-electric SUV gets a bigger 40.5kWh battery pack, which claims to offer an ARAI-certified range of 437km. Apart from the increased economy, the Max model also gets a bump in power from 129PS to 143PS, along with 250Nm of torque.
2) MG ZS EV (Rs 20 lakh to Rs 30 lakh)
Debuted as the brand’s first electric offering in the country, the MG ZS EV (Rs 21.99 lakh) pushed the envelope in a lot of departments. Along with its futuristic minimal styling, the EV comes with a healthy 50.3kWh battery pack, offering a range of 461km. However, charging time here can be a slog, as it takes around 9 hours to recharge with a 7.4kW AC charger. Although, if you do opt for the 50kW DC fast charger, you can get a top-up of 80 per cent in just an hour.
3) Kia EV6 (Rs 50 lakh to Rs 60 lakh)
Leading the charge (pun intended) in the sub-Rs 60 lakh segment is the offering from South Korea, the Kia EV6. Launched a couple of months ago, the luxury SUV has been priced at Rs 59.95 lakh. Along with its modern design and a whole host of features, the EV6 gets one of the highest range of any EV on offer in India, with a claimed mileage of 525km (WLTP tested) on a single charge, thanks to its 77.4kWh battery pack.
Offered in two powertrains, the RWD variant makes 229PS of power while the AWD variant packs in 325PS of power. When it comes to charging, Kia claims the batteries can be juiced up from 10 to 80 per cent in 18 minutes.
4) BMW i4 (Rs 60 lakh to Rs 70 lakh)
BMW has slowly been upping its EV game both internationally and domestically. After giving us the iX electric SUV, the Bavarian company recently launched its first all-electric sedan in India – the BMW i4. Priced at Rs 69.90 lakh, the sedan surprisingly packs a larger 83.9kWh battery pack than the iX SUV, giving it a range of up to 590km (claimed). Pair it with a performance output of 340PS and 430Nm, and you don’t need to give a second thought about your city runabouts or weekend drives.
5) Jaguar I-Pace (Rs 1 crore and above)
Dethroning the Mercedes-Benz EQC wasn’t an easy task, but the Jaguar I-Pace managed to do just that and how. Priced around the Rs 1.20 crore mark, the all-electric Jaaag gets a healthy enough range of 470km, while producing 400PS and 696Nm of peak torque on tap! Charging time here has been reduced to just 15 minutes, for a range of 127km. However, in case you do need to top up entirely, the I-Pace can be juiced up to 100 per cent in just 55 minutes.
Image credits: Tata Motors, Kia, BMW, MG, Jaguar