Today, June 5, is World Environment Day. It’s a day to encourage awareness and action to protect our environment. Therefore, we must all play our part in conserving and restoring nature to its best.
Auto manufacturers are doing their part. There has been a paradigm shift towards electrification, with an increased focus on R&D, investment and infrastructure. In India, too, the story is no different. While some have already introduced their electric vehicles, others have developed action plans for the future.
Here’s what these automakers have in store for the future:
Mahindra’s focus on zero-emission electric vehicles is evident as it has eight launches over the next six years. The first is the eKUV100, shown at Auto Expo 2020 and launching later this year. Then there is the electric alternative to XUV300 which will arrive in 2022. Aside from that, the Indian automaker recently announced six new electric models, including two dedicated electric vehicles and four ICE-powered electric vehicles.
Tata already offers India’s best-selling electric vehicle, the Nexon EV. The automaker also plans to introduce the Altroz ââEV which first broke the cover at Auto Expo 2020. The next one HBX The micro-SUV could also have an electric twin.
Maruti Suzuki And Toyota
Maruti could well launch its first electric vehicle in India in 2022. The Wagon R-Based EV was recently spied on production ready, indicating that its launch could be near. Toyota’s rebadged Wagon R EV could also be launched.
Kia has announced its intentions. The focus of the automaker for the next decade is on the electrification of its range. However, when it comes to India, the Korean manufacturer is still undecided whether to introduce electric or hybrid powertrains. Globally, Kia’s EV / hybrid lineup consists of the EV6 (the manufacturer’s first dedicated electric vehicle), ICE models like the Soul EV and the Niro EV, and PHEVs like the Optima plug-in hybrid sedan. .
We have no word on Hyundai’s future EV plans for India. Currently, it only offers Electric Kona in the countryside. The electric vehicle could get a facelift soon, given that the upgraded version was recently introduced overseas.
MG already offers an electric powertrain in India. It is used by the ZS EV, which ranges from Rs 20.99 lakh to Rs 24.18 lakh. The electric SUV can offer a claimed range of 419 km.
Honda / Renault / Nissan / Ford
The poo party. Honda, Renault, Nissan (Datsun), and Ford haven’t told us anything about their electric vehicle plans for India. However, it is likely that Ford will release the imported Mustang Mach-E SUV later.