Governments around the world are implementing policies to market electric vehicles to scale back oil consumption, climate-related emissions, and stake out an industrial leadership position within the new advanced technology. Electric vehicle promotion efforts across the planet are increasingly diverse, with many governments, automakers, and advocates pushing to market awareness and sales of advanced electric-drive vehicles, also because of the necessary regulatory, charging infrastructure, and support.
As vehicles are a serious contributor to carbon emissions, let us determine the automakers who focused on adopting EV revolution as the way forward for mobility to achieve net carbon neutral status.
MG Motor has created a lot of buzz with its Hector SUV and has also introduced its MG ZS electric. The MG ZS offers an ARAI certified range of 340 km and may be charged via two options- using a normal 15 A AC charger in about 6-8 hours and a 50 kW DC charger which will charge the vehicle up to 80 percent in an hour. The new MG ZS EV 2021 gives a range of 419 km.
Mahindra spearheaded the electrical vehicle revolution within the country with its very first and far famous e20 electric car, based on the India’s first homemade Reva electric car. Over the years, they have diversified into various segments and offers a variety of electrical vans, electric autos, and e-three wheelers like Mahindra eAlfa Mini, Mahindra eSupro, Mahindra Treo, and Mahindra eVerito.
Tata Motors has the Nexon in electric version that has been introduced with ZIPTRON technology. The indigenous automaker launched the Nexon EV in a price bracket of around Rs 14-17 lakhs and has a range of 312 km to deal with range anxiety issues often associated with EVs within the country. The Nexon EV has become the best selling electric car of India in no time.
Ather Energy launched its Ather 450 Plus & Ather 450X electric scooter Models in India last year that are primarily designed for city usage. The company claims that both the electric scooters are designed to deal with various problems in the EV two-wheeler segment like slow charging, low powered motors also as shorter battery life. Ather Energy is additionally offering an Ather One plan that has free access to public and residential charging, breakdown assistance also as unlimited data service among others.
Hero Electric, a part of Hero Group, has already unrolled quite a dozen electric vehicles within the country. The EV maker has been among the front runners within the electric vehicle segment and has electric two-wheelers also as electric three-wheelers. Across its ER series, E2 series, and E5 series, Hero electric rolls out a variety of Optima, Nyx, Flash, and Photon electric scooters.
Charging up the electric vehicle ecosystem, Hyundai launched its Kona EV in India with an ARAI-certified range of 452 km. The Kona is provided with a lithium-ion polymer battery, against the traditional nickel-metal hybrid batteries for excellent charging and discharging efficiency. The South Korean automaker says that the EV has been designed to form it more suitable for Indian operating conditions.
Ashok Leyland, the fourth largest bus maker in the world, unveiled its first electric bus Circuit in 2016 AND circuit S at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Its electric buses are designed for Indian conditions and has engaged with Sun Mobility to reinforce its expertise in the electric vehicle domain and introduce battery swapping in electric buses to deal with e-mobility needs within the country.