The Indian automobile industry has seen a decline in sales during Covid-19 pandemic. After 2nd wave of corona Indian car manufacturers are working on Make In India mission of electric vehicles under the flagship of National Electric Mobility Mission Plan by the Government of India. Electric vehicle industry in India will produce more number of electric bikes, electric cars and electric three wheeler over the next two decades.
National Electric Mobility Mission Plan has been launched in 2013 to promote hybrid and electric vehicles in the country with an aim to reduce liquid fuel consumption and target the sales of hybrid and electric vehicles in India.
Electric car technology has made great strides in the past few years, going from a fringe luxury product to the new standard in automotive manufacturing. Electric vehicles now include sports cars, freight trucks, bikes and a bevy of other products designed to make travel easier, quicker and more eco-friendly.
The rising price of crude oil in Arabic market affects the Indian Automobile market. As well as, the immission of carbon-dioxide in environment also increase global heat. To reduce them, now whole world is turning towards green energy like bio-fuel, electric vehicle, wind power and other renewable sources.
List of top 10 electric vehicle manufacturers in India
1) Ola Electric
Ola has launched multimodal electric vehicle project in Nagpur under the Mission Electric and also running electric public transport vehicles in India. The homegrown company is also plans for launching 10,000 e rickshaws in India as well as invest in setting up charging stations of electric vehicles in major Indian cities.
2) Tata Electric
Tata Motors launched Hybrid and electric Starbus from manufacturing facility in Pune under its zero emission mass transport solution.
Tata Motors offers a wide range of electric vehicles and contributing to the electric vehicle industry in India with Tata Tigor electric car, Ultra Electric bus,Starbus Hybrid Electric Buses for cleaner and greener public transportation.
3) Mahindra Electric
Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited is based in Bangalore, sells electric vehicles in the segments of passenger and cargo as well as into the manufacturing of compact electric vehicles.
Earlier Reva electric company was acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra and today the company has launched Mahindra e2o,electric hatchback e2oPlus, eVerito sedan, commercial electric eSupro and upcoming electric version of the KUV100.
4) Ashok Leyland Electric
Ashok Leyland is one of the largest bus manufacturer in the world and market leader of trucks in India. The company has already launched fully electric bus called Circuit in India, advanced non-plugin version of HYBUS, Electric Euro 6 Truck and announced iBUS.
5) JBM Solaris Electric Vehicles
JBM Solaris Electric Vehicles, a joint venture between Polish Solaris and the Indian firm JBM Auto, has introduced a new electric bus series called “Eco Life” to the Indian market.
This “Eco Life” electric buses will be manufactured at facilities in Faridabad and Kosi, which have been set up to deliver up to a capacity of 2,000 all-electric buses per year.
The buses will be powered by fast charging lithium batteries, which will have a range of 150 – 200 km for 10 – 15 hours, depending on traffic conditions in the city. The batteries can charged via plug as well as via pantograph.
The new zero emission series by the joint venture JBM Solaris Electric Vehicles is arriving with precision timing, as India’s government is beginning to facilitate the transition to cleaner transport.
Ashok Leyland wants to take the same chance. Its Circuit-S electric bus boasts of fast charging speeds, especially as the battery can be replaced in less than four minutes. The bus is designed specifically for the Indian market, and will feature 25-35 seats.
6) Olectra – BYD Green E-Bus
Olectra Greentech is one of the market leader of manufacturing electric buses, designed with BYD for Indian roads. The electric bus manufacturer BYD venture with Olectra has introduces electric buses in Hyderabad, Pune, Telangana and Delhi plus continue to electrify Indian E-BUS market.
7) KONA Electric
Kona Electric vehicle by Hyundai is India’s first fully electric SUV priced at 25.3 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The SUV is loaded with Android smartphone connectivity, Google navigation system and USB entertainment features along with wireless phone charging.
Hyundai is not only offering power packed driving experience of KONA Electric SUV but also planning to install EV charging facilities in India by Partnering with IOCL at fuel stations.
8) Hero Electric
Hero Electric is the biggest manufacturer of electric scooters in India with a vision of providing electric mobility to nation. The market leader of the Indian Electric industry in Two Wheeler segment, offering wide range of electric vehicles to Indian such as Photon, flash la, optima and hero electric nyx.
Emflux Motors producing high performance electric motorcycle named as Emflux One, The superbike hasn’t launched yet in the country but expected to launching in India around December 2019.
9) Okinawa Electric
Okinawa Autotech is a popular Indian electric two wheeler manufacturing company with an aim of contributing absolutely zero emission to the green society and new technologies in Indian automobile industry. Okinawa ridge and Okinawa Praise are two scooters designed with best in class technology from price starts at Rs. 39,990 to Rs. 1.17 lakh.
10) Menza Motors
Menza motors is an electric automobile company based in Ahmadabad city has launched its first electric motorcycle, the Lucat in India. Two wheeler startup, Lucat motorcycle cost Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom).
11) Lohia Auto
Lohia Auto is one of the leading e-rickshaw company in India along with Mahindra, TVS,Bajaj and Atul Auto. Electric Rickshaw have become very popular In India and there are list of e-rickshaw Manufacturers in India.
There are list of other companies also launching e-scooters and electric bikes in India such as Ather Energy,Okinawa Electric, Atom Electric,Emflux Electric, 22 KYMCO iFlow, YOBykes, TVS Electric and Menza Motors – Read the full article.
Top e-rickshaw Manufacturers are Bajaj E Rickshaw,Mahindra electric e-Alfa Mini rickshaw,Thukral Electric, Kinetic Green, Jezza Motors, Udaan E-Rickshaw and Skyride E Rickshaw.
Upcoming Electric Cars in India
Electric cars are becoming more popular in India with energy stored in rechargeable batteries as well as plug in electric variety of charging stations. Nissan Leaf and Tesla are the top two best selling electric car in the world,Here is the list of upcoming electric cars in India.
- Tata Altroz EV
- Mahindra eKUV100
- Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV
- Nissan Leaf EV
- MG eZS
- Tesla Model S
- Audi e-Tron
- Ford Aspire EV
Tesla brand and its electric Model X,Y are going to launch in India soon, There are no official updates about the dates but electric car Model S has an estimated price of Rs 1.5 Cr and Model X,Y with an estimated price of Rs. 55.00 lakh.