Upcoming electric cars in India 2022: Consumers looking to buy cleaner cars now have a plethora of alternatives to choose from with more mainstream automakers delivering hybrid powertrains, in addition to a huge spike in electric cars (EVs) that have recently entered the market. have entered the market. The best hybrids and plug-in hybrids not only outperform fossil fuel versions in terms of fuel efficiency, but they outperform them in terms of performance. EVs are attractive, practical and offer fast charging speeds, as well as enough range to avoid “range anxiety”.
Let’s take a look at the top upcoming electric vehicles for 2022.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Korean automaker Hyundai is expected to introduce the Ioniq 5 EV in India in the second half of 2022. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be offered internationally with a 58 kWh battery pack and a larger 77.4 kWh battery pack.
The larger battery can also be specified with a 4WD configuration. The electric powertrain delivers a maximum power of 305 hp and a maximum torque of 605 Nm. The car has a stated range of 481 km.
The EV6 is South Korean manufacturer Kia’s first all-electric car built on the company’s specialized EV platform. It is based on the same E-GMP platform as its cousin, the Hyundai IONIQ 5, and will reportedly be available in India in June 2022.
While we don’t know the specific engine configuration that Kia wants to offer in India, we do know the variants that are available worldwide. These include a 58 kWh battery pack version that is available in two configurations: a 170 hp single-engine rear-wheel drive (RWD) engine and an all-wheel drive (AWD) with a two-motor setup that produces 235 hp.
Honda City Hybrid
While this isn’t exactly an upcoming model, we thought we’d list it here as it’s a worthy rival to electric vehicles and is environmentally friendly too. The Honda City hybrid has been launched in India for Rs 19.49 lakh. It is the manufacturer’s first mass-market electric vehicle and the first in its sector to feature a self-charging hybrid system.
Honda offers the City hybrid, with a petrol engine, combined with two electric motors. It has a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 98 hp and 127 Nm of torque. The electric motors deliver 109 hp, bringing the total power to 126 hp, with a maximum torque of 253 Nm.
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