E-VEHICLES IN INDIA

In concurrence with demand and scarcity of fuels, all the developing countries like India are now encouraging the scopes and opportunities of E-Vehicles or electric vehicles. Every existing automobile companies are trying to grab this as an opportunity. Along with them, many E-Vehicle companies are carving their way into the market through various startups.

E Vehicles can be classified based on No. of wheels as two-wheeler, three-wheeler, four-wheeler. And based on the types of electrification– Fully Electric, Mild, Micro, Plug-in hybrid.

Looking into the issues of pollution a vehicle amendment bill was passed by the Indian Government in the year 2015. As a result, it establishes E-Rickshaw as a commercial mode of transportation. E-Rickshaws are now being preferred more and more.

Now let us look into some of the companies and segments of E-Vehicles-

E-CARS

The E-Cars available in India are-

  • Hyundai Kona Electric
  • Mahindra e-Verito
  • Mahindra e2o
  • Tata Tigor EV 2019
  • Tata Nexon EV 2020

E-MOTORBIKES

The following companies have launched E-BIKES in India:

  • Revolt Motors 
  • Tork Motors (to be launched)
  • Emflux Motors (to be launched)
  • Ultraviolette Automotive

E-BUSES

India’s first E-bus was launched in Bangalore in 2014.

  • Ashok Leyland
  • Tata Motors

MINI PICK-UP

The following companies have launched E-pickup trucks in India:

  • ECOYAN
  • Mahindra
  • Tata Motors, Ace Electric
  • Ashok Leyland, Dost
  • Croyance Automotive, ELECRO

E-RIKSHAWS

The following companies have launched electric auto rickshaws in India:

  • Entice Impex Pvt Ltd (Gatti E-rickshaw)
  • Mahindra
  • Kerala Neem G  

HYBRID CARS

Hybrid cars are available in various types depending upon its combination of power supply form battery and petrol. Below are some of the hybrid cars available in India:

  • Toyota Prius
  • Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Toyota Camry
  • MG Hector
  • Suzuki Ciaz
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Suzuki Ertiga
  • Mahindra Scorpio Intelli hybrid

This is a just the start of new decade more and more upcoming line-ups of E-vehicles will be launched this year.

REFERENCES- Wikipedia,articles on E-Vehicles,Google

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