In the rapidly evolving landscape of the Indian automotive market, the shift from traditional internal combustion engines to electric vehicles (EVs) is gaining momentum. With a heightened focus on reducing vehicular emissions post the Paris Accord, EVs emerge as a pivotal solution to curbing tailpipe emissions. 

While India is the third-largest automotive market globally, following the US and China, the transition to EVs in the passenger car segment is progressing at a measured pace. Nonetheless, the EV movement in India is on the ascent, with several manufacturers outlining their visions for introducing EVs.

For those contemplating the purchase of a new car and considering the adoption of electric mobility, a slew of upcoming options is worth the wait. Here, we present a curated list of five upcoming electric cars that should be on your radar:

  1. Fisker Ocean
  • Origin: US-based electric vehicle company. 
  • Launch and Price: Expected to launch towards the end of 2023 or early 2024 in the Indian market, with a price range of Rs 79-84 lakh.
  • Unique Selling Points: The electric SUV Ocean is anticipated to be introduced in limited numbers, with the top-spec version being the focal point of the Indian launch.
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  1. Tata Punch.ev
  • Origin: Indian multinational conglomerate.
  • Launch and Price: Expected to be launched in December 2023, priced in the range of Rs 10-11 lakh.
  • Unique Selling Points: Envisaged to share powertrain options with the Tiago.ev for cost-effectiveness, and it is also positioned to potentially become the most affordable electric SUV in the country upon launch.
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  1. Mahindra XUV400 Facelift
  • Origin: Indian multinational automotive manufacturing corporation.
  • Launch and Price: Anticipated facelift is expected to arrive in 2025, the expected price is in the range of Rs 14-18 lakh.
  • Unique Selling Points: Competing with the Tata Nexon, it aims to reinvigorate the rivalry with the introduction of a facelifted version.
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  1.  BYD Seal
  • Origin: China-based BYD, the largest electric car company globally.
  • Launch and Price: It is expected to enter the Indian market in February 2024, with the price range of Rs 55-65 lakh.
  • Unique Selling Points: Arrival coinciding with the reentry of arch-rival Tesla into the Indian market.
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  1.  Volvo EX90
  • Origin: Sweden-based company.
  • Launch and Price: Expected to launch in March 2024, with a price range of Rs 90 lakh to 1.50 crore.
  • Unique Selling Points: Volvo’s strategic shift to complete electrification in the coming years.
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As India aligns with global trends in sustainable mobility, these upcoming electric cars showcase a blend of innovation, performance, and environmental consciousness, offering consumers diverse choices in the evolving landscape of electric mobility.

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