Electric vehicles will be the future of transport; however, manufacturers are also investigating the possibilities with the transition from the combustion engine. One of the options with great potential is the electric hybrid motor. So, while the manufacturers plan to launch the EVs, they have also launched new hybrid options. In addition, these cars also keep the consumer interest by providing better fuel economy and reducing pollution. To help all these users, we have listed here the top 5 electric hybrid cars in the Indian market that you can buy.
With the launch of Honda City e:HEV, the Japanese automaker named the model the first mass-market hybrid car in India. In addition to the firsts for HCIL, the City e:HEV will be manufactured in India at the company’s facility in Tapukara, Rajasthan. Speaking of the car, it has the same design as Honda City. The car comes with Honda’s unique self-charging and efficient Two Motor Electric Hybrid system, coupled with a 1.5-litre Atkinson-Cycle DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine, with a fuel consumption of 26.5 kmpl and ultra-low emissions.
Toyota Camry is one of the most recognized vehicles of the Japanese car brand worldwide and has been present in India for a long time. The long-running model was recently updated with the 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid in India. The hybrid Camry has a redesigned appearance and draws its power from a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that works with an e-CVT automatic gearbox controlled by paddle shifters. The engine produces 178 hp, aided by a permanent magnet synchronous motor as part of the 120 hp hybrid system.
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Moving into the 7-seater luxury SUV segment Volvo XC90 is one of the options available in India. The Volvo XC90 was the first car to be launched on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), Volvo’s advanced modular product platform that is present in all Volvo cars. The SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine, with a supercharger and turbocharger combined with an electric motor.
The new Lexus NX, a small luxury SUV that was updated with a new design in India in March 2022. The new car was launched in India with three variants namely Exquisite, Luxury and F-Sport. The car will feature a 4th-generation large-capacity hybrid system that combines a highly efficient 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder engine with a lithium-ion battery and hybrid system control.
The BMW 745 Le is one of the hybrid options in the luxury segment of the German carmaker. The car, which belongs to the BMW 7 Series, is powered by a 3.0-litre petrol engine in combination with an eDrive engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle will have a four-wheel drive system. The engine delivers a power of 394 Ps and a maximum torque of 600 Nm. In addition, the car can go from 01-00 km/h in 5.3 seconds.