What was once called a ‘paradigm shift’ is now happening! Electric cars are actually for sale in the Indian market and they are very practical now. However, there are challenges in using it as a regular ICE vehicle. The not-so-wide charging network is a major obstacle, but as a daily driving vehicle, affordable EVs make sense. Also, the more expensive models offer more range than their ICE counterparts. Well, here let’s talk the numbers today. So read on to find out how electric cars fared on India’s sales last month.
In September of this year, cumulative electric car sales were 3,419 units, representing an annualized growth of 172 percent, while on a MoM basis, it is a growth of 5.62 percent. The growth in EV adoption is gradual, but it’s happening eventually.
Speaking of sales figures, Tata Motors took the top spot with its capable lineup consisting of Nexon EV and Tigor EV. The domestic brand registered sales of 2,831 units, which is higher than the 893 units sold in the corresponding month last year. Plus, it’s a 217 percent year-on-year increase. Next on the list is the ZS EV, which took second place with sales of 280 units.
Interestingly, the Mahindra eVerito clocks up respectable numbers on the charts. It even gave Mahindra the third spot on the list with sales of 112 units. In September last year, however, the brand was only able to sell 19 units of its electric car.
While the Hyundai Kona Ev registered sales of 74 units, the country’s only electric MPV – the BYD e6 – found 63 buyers. Likewise, electric vehicles are also gaining some momentum in the niche premium segment. The Porsche Taycan was able to find 13 buyers last month, while BMW sold 27 electric cars in September this year. Unfortunately, only one Jaguar iPace was registered in the country last month.