Electric Vehicles have become popular than ever. Be it Indian or international car car market, the car manufacturers are running edge to edge to stand among the crowd. 2024 is going to be more exciting when it comes to EVs. Here's a rundown of the latest updates in the electric vehicle world, bringing you the scoop on some of the newest models rolling into the scene.
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Mahindra BE 05
Mahindra is revving up to introduce their brand new Mahindra BE.05, marking their first dedicated electric vehicle under the Mahindra BE brand. Picture this: it's an electric compact SUV sized similar to Hyundai Creta, geared up to tango with the Tata Avinya. What's striking? Well, it's got this snazzy, driver-centric cabin layout that sets it apart from other Mahindra EVs. You can mark your calendars because it's set to hit the streets by October 2025.
This sleek ride will be flexing its muscles on Mahindra’s fresh INGLO platform, available in rear-wheel drive (285PS) and all-wheel drive (394PS) powertrains. They’re talking big battery packs too—60kWh and 80kWh, boasting a range of up to 450 kilometres, as per the WLTP ratings. Word on the street is that this lineup of Mahindra EVs will even snag components from the VW MEB platform, think battery packs and motors.
MG 4 EV
Zooming in on MG's latest gig, the MG 4 EV. MG recently unwrapped this premium electric vehicle at Auto Expo 2023, kind of like dipping their toes in the water, checking the vibe before they dive right in. It's eyeing a face-off with Hyundai Ioniq 5 and could flaunt a range of around 450km if it gets the nod for an Indian voyage, probably starting at Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom).
The MG 4 doesn’t play small in the power department. Overseas, it rocks two powertrain setups, packing either a 51kWh or 64kWh battery punch. The base 51kWh variant dishes out 170PS and 250Nm, zipping 0-100kmph in 7.7 seconds, with a claimed range of 350km. On the other hand, the high-flyer rocks a 204PS powertrain, clocking 0-100kmph in 7.9 seconds.
When it comes to features, the MG 4 EV is loaded like a loaded potato. We're talking a 10.25-inch floating infotainment touchscreen, a slick digital driver’s display, wireless phone charging, and even vehicle-to-load tech. And that's not all—it’s got heated steering wheels, front seats, and safety's top-notch with six airbags, ESP, adaptive cruise control, forward collision avoidance, and lane-keeping assist.
If the MG 4 EV hits the streets, it's set to go head-to-head with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the BYD Atto 3 in the Indian EV arena.
Tata Altroz EV
Spotting something new? The Altroz EV's been spotted cruising around India, making heads turn. This bad boy made its debut at the Auto Expo way back in 2020 and whispers say it’s gunning for a release by the end of 2022. Word on the street is that it might be packing Tata’s Ziptron tech, the same powerhouse that drives the Nexon EV and the Tigor EV. If it follows in their footsteps, expect a 129PS electric motor and a 30.2kWh battery pack, promising an ARAI-claimed range of 312km on a single charge. Exciting times ahead for the EV enthusiasts!
Tata's just dropped a bombshell with their newest concept, the Avinya—an upcoming electric marvel that's got heads turning. Set to be an EV crossover, this sleek ride is standing on the shoulders of Tata’s dedicated Generation 3 EV platform, promising a jaw-dropping range of 500+ km. Brace yourself because this baby's all set to hit the streets in 2025, decked out with a snazzy design, roomy cabin, and loaded with top-notch features like speakers for every seat, voice command, ADAS systems, and connected car tech.
The Avinya's got a bag of goodies, including a bunch of ADAS systems, connected car tech, and whispers say it might even boast voice recognition and a top-notch surround sound music system with dedicated speakers for every seat. This slick ride's gonna be perched on Tata’s dedicated electric vehicle platform and boy, does it pack a punch! With a range exceeding 500km and ultra-fast charging compatibility, it's gearing up to redefine the EV game.
Looking around town, the Avinya's gearing up to rub shoulders with the Tata Nexon EV and the MG ZS EV, aiming to carve its place in the electric vehicle frenzy.
Acura ZDX (Expected: Early 2024)
Now, Acura's raising the curtain on the ZDX, signalling its grand entrance into the world of EVs. This ain't the ZDX you might remember—it's a midsize crossover, marking Acura's debut into the EV realm slated for an early 2024 arrival. Buckle up because it's riding on General Motors' Ultium battery platform, sipping from the same cup as the Cadillac Lyriq. Packing a punch with a 102.0-kWh battery providing up to 325 miles of range, this baby’s coming in hot! You'll get your choice between a 340-hp, single-motor, rear-wheel-drive A-Spec model and a 500-hp, dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Type S, and the starting price? Around $60,000.
Audi A6 e-tron (Expected: 2024)
Audi's got a treat for us—the A6 e-tron, a concept that's painting a picture of the future. Drawing inspiration from the scalable Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, it's all set to join the gas-powered A6. This concept beauty flexes two electric motors, delivering a combined output of 469 horsepower, boasting 800-volt charging capabilities, and possibly serving up to 400 miles of range on a single charge.
Cadillac Celestiq (Expected: Early 2024)
Cadillac's playing the high-stakes game with the Celestiq, a luxurious extravaganza set to redefine opulence. Handcrafted and pegged at a hefty $300K, it's a rare gem tailored for the elite few. Packing a 600-hp electric punch, this avant-garde hatchback is customizable to a T. Set to hit the streets, this ultra-luxurious ride aims to catapult GM's Cadillac brand into the same league as Bentley and Rolls Royce—aiming for the stars! Hold tight, because you might catch a glimpse of this opulent beauty in America's poshest neighbourhoods come 2024.