While most brands tested the electric waters in 2021 with lukewarm SUVs at both extremities of the pricing spectrum, 2022 will see more bold debuts, resulting in a more broad and wholesome variety of EVs. While India’s electric infrastructure is far from complete, it appears to be progressively developing, but the country is still a long way from attaining its objective of 30% EV market penetration by the year 2030. However, rising fuel prices and new incentives have made electric vehicles more enticing than ever. Here are the electric vehicles that will be available in India in 2022:
Simply expressed, the EQS is the S-Class of the electric mobility. In reality, the EQS will eventually take the place of the mighty S-Class. It’s coming to India now that it’s made its worldwide premiere. It comes equipped with an ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), which employs a combination of ultrasonic, radar, as well as camera sensors to provide a super sophisticated semi-autonomous driving adventure.
Early 2022 is a possible launch date.
Model 3 and Model Y from Tesla
Tesla is ready to make its Indian premiere with two of the most affordable vehicles, the Model 3 as well as the Model Y, which are arguably the most awaited EVs of the year. Experts expect to see both versions in single as well as dual-motor incarnations, with camouflaged variants of the two cars observed making test runs as well as an overall of four models that were registered by state transportation departments.
While a single-motor version is expected to be the cheapest, the dual-motor ‘Performance’ version offers supercar acceleration, rendering it one of the country’s fastest EVs, just behind the Audi e-tron GT.
September 2022 is the tentative launch date.
Volvo XC40 Recharge
The XC40 Recharge, Volvo’s first all-electric car, ushers in a new era in the company’s illustrious history. The XC40 Recharge is going to be followed by one electric vehicle introduction each year in India, as the brand has revealed its aspirations to transition all-electric by 2030.
Even though it isn’t based on a true EV platform, its critically lauded look makes it the perfect mascot to launch the brand’s EV technology. The XC40 Recharge retains its foundations with its petrol-powered sibling, producing a strong 402 bhp with its 78 kWh battery pack as well as a range of around 400 kilometers, according to the firm.
End of January 2022 is the tentative launch date.
Audi Q4 e-tron
When it comes to electric vehicles, Audi is already a leader. The brand has released five electric vehicles in a single year, two of them are high-performance sedans. With the Q4 e-tron, it’s appropriate for them to debut another SUV and beef up their EV lineup. Unlike their other EVs, this one appears to be a bit out of the ordinary, and it’ll compete with the Volvo XC40 Recharge as just a midsize luxury SUV (but it’s higher on the luxury scale). With power levels ranging from 179hp to 299hp, the Q4 e-tron is going to be available in both AWD and RWD configurations.
Mid-to-late 2022 is the tentative launch date.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Motors intends to launch six electric vehicles in India by 2028, the first of which will be the Hyundai Ioniq. By debuting the all-electric Kona in 2019, the firm was able to measure consumer interest, and a facelifted version will be available next year. The Ionia 5 will, on the other hand, be a more luxury EV, once again available as a CBU. Hyundai is spending $530 million to extend its electric vehicle lineup, and the Ioniq, its initial model, will come with two battery options: a 72.6 kWh battery as well as a smaller 58 kWh battery. It will also use 800V battery technology, which will enable quick charging, allowing the battery to be charged from 10% to 80% in under 20 minutes.
The tentative debut date is in the middle of 2022.