Upcoming Electric Cars In India – Tata Punch EV, Maruti Suzuki eVX And More

Electric vehicles (EVs) are slowly but steadily finding their feet in the Indian automotive market. The Tata Tiago EV and the recently updated Tata Nexon EV are among the best-selling EVs in India currently, and more are set to follow soon, such as the Tata Punch EV, Maruti Suzuki eVX and Mahindra’s upcoming BE and eXUV range of electric SUVs. In this article, we take a quick look at all the upcoming electric cars in India.

Upcoming Electric Cars In India

1. Tata Punch EV

The electric version of the popular Tata Punch B1-segment SUV is expected to go on sale in November 2023. When launched, the Punch EV will plug the gap between the Tigor EV and Nexon.ev in Tata’s electric portfolio. 

We expect the Punch EV to share its powertrain with the Tigor EV, albeit with a slightly larger battery pack. The Tigor EV comes with a 26kWh battery pack whereas the Nexon.ev medium range variants come with a 30.2kWh battery. Tap the link below to know the expected price of the upcoming Punch EV.

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2. Tata Curvv EV

Unlike the Nexon.ev, Tiago EV and Tigor EV and the upcoming Punch EV, the Curvv EV will be built on Tata’s Gen-2 electric vehicle platform. It is expected to come with a 40kWh battery pack and offer a range of 500km. It will also support faster charging, vehicle-to-load (V2L) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) charging capabilities over current Tata EVs. In addition to this, Tata plan to roll out ICE-powered options of the Curvv coupe SUV. However, this will happen only 2 - 3 years after the introduction of the all-electric version. Tata Motors plan to launch the Curvv EV in India by 2024.

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3. Tata Harrier And Safari EV

Tata Motors are all set to launch the Harrier and Safari facelift in October 2023. Meanwhile, Tata are reportedly working on electrifying their D1-segment SUV offerings to take on the upcoming B.E range of electric vehicles from Mahindra. Earlier this year, Tata showcased the Harrier EV in its concept form at the 2023 Auto Expo. Although the upcoming Harrier EV and Safari EV will be based on the same platform as their ICE counterparts, they are expected to receive heavy modifications to accommodate a larger battery pack and a dual-electric motor setup. 

Like the Curvv EV the all-electric Harrier and Safari will offer vehicle-to-load (V2L) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) charging capabilities. Hence, both eSUVs will be capable of not only charging external devices but also other electric vehicles as well. We expect the Harrier EV and Safari EV to come with a 60kWh battery pack and offer a real-world range of 400 - 500km.

Also Read: Tata Harrier EV – Dimensions, Ground Clearance And Boot Space 

4. Tata Altroz EV

While Tata seem to be focussing on launching electric SUVs at the moment, we can expect the homegrown carmaker to offer an electrified version of the Altroz sometime later in 2024. We expect the Altroz EV to be launched alongside the Altroz facelift, which is likely to launch sometime next year. Tata Motors could offer the Altroz EV with a 28kWh battery pack, which will help it slot perfectly between the Tiago EV and Nexon.ev, and alongside the upcoming Tata Punch EV.

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5. Maruti Suzuki eVX

Early this year, Suzuki revealed their EV roadmap for the Indian market comprising 6 new electric vehicles by the year 2023. A few weeks later, Maruti Suzuki showcased the eVX concept SUV at the 2023 Auto Expo. And in June, the eVX was caught testing for the first time. At the auto show, Maruti Suzuki revealed that the eVX will pack a 60kWh battery pack and offer a claimed range of 550km on a single charge. The eVX will go on sale in India in 2025 and rival other electric SUVs like the Tata Nexon.ev, Mahindra XUV400 and upcoming electric models from Kia and Hyundai.

Also Read: Maruti Suzuki eVX Spotted On Test 

6. Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV

While Maruti Suzuki are yet to launch an electric car in India, they have been testing various iterations of the WagonR EV for years. Several different versions of the electric WagonR were spotted in the past few years, before Maruti decided to scrap the project altogether due to its inability of justifying the premium over the petrol-powered Wagon-R. However, the WagonR EV could make for a worthy contender against upcoming B1-segment electric hatchbacks from the likes of Renault and Hyundai in India.

7. Maruti Suzuki Hustler EV

When the teaser image for the 6 upcoming Maruti Suzuki electric cars was revealed in January 2023, we reported that one of them could be the Hustler EV. But what is the Suzuki Hustler? The Suzuki Hustler is a Kei car that is on sale in Japan. A Kei car represents a category of vehicles that measure lower than 3.4 metres in length and offer a maximum engine displacement of 660cc. The Hustler sits on Suzuki’s Heartect platform and gets a choice of 658cc normal petrol and turbocharged petrol engines. However, we expect Suzuki to offer the Hustler as an all-electric offering in the Indian market.

Suzuki haven’t revealed any specifications of the upcoming Hustler EV. However, we expect the Hustler EV to share its powertrain with the Wagon-R EV prototype that Maruti Suzuki have been testing since 2018.

Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Hustler EV Teased

8. Maruti Suzuki Fronx EV

Apart from the eVX and Hustler, Maruti Suzuki’s teaser image also hinted at the possibility of the Fronx getting an electric powertrain. The Fronx EV will share its exterior and interior design with the Fronx ICE. While the extract specifications of the Fronx EV are not available at the moment, we expect Maruti Suzuki to offer a similar battery capacity and range as its biggest potential rival, the Tata Punch EV.

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9. Mahindra XUV.e8 and XUV.e9

The Mahindra XUV.e8 is the electric counterpart of the XUV700, while the XUV.e9 is the coupe-SUV version of the electric SUV. Earlier this year, the XUV.e8 was spotted undergoing tests multiple times using the frame of the XUV700. However, the new spy shots reveal the near-production ready design of the XUV.e8. Mahindra have revealed that the XUV.e8 will measure 4740mm in length, 1900mm in width and 1760mm in height. That’s 45mm longer, 10mm wider and 5mm taller than the XUV700. The XUV.e8 will sit on Mahindra’s born-electric INGLO platform and boast a wheelbase of 2762mm.

Also Read: Mahindra XUV.e8 Interior Spotted

The XUV.e8 will go on sale with a rear-mounted electric motor that puts out 231PS of power and 380Nm of torque. Unlike the BE range of SUVs, the XUV.e8 and XUV.e9 will come with rear-wheel drive only and compete against the likes of the Tata Harrier EV and Safari EV. We expect the XUV.e8 to go on sale in 2024.

10. Mahindra  BE.05

Mahindra showcased their range of upcoming BE electric SUVs on August 15, 2022. The new range of Mahindra BE electric SUVs will be based on the brand’s INGLO electric vehicle platform and make use of Volkswagen MEB components. The BE range of electric SUV will be equipped with batteries with a capacity of 60 - 80kWh and Mahindra says these electric SUVs will also accept a fast charge of 175kW, which should enable them to charge from 0 - 80 percent in just 30 minutes. SUVs equipped with the 80kWh battery pack should deliver a driving range of 435 - 450km under a full charge, claims Mahindra.

The BE range of electric SUVs starts with the BE.05 coupe SUV, which is set for launch in October 2025. It features an aggressive design and is likely to be marketed as a sporty SUV. While the specifications are not available at the moment, the BE.05 is likely to sit above the XUV400 electric SUV.

11. Mahindra BE.07

The Mahindra BE.07 will feature a traditional SUV design and is likely to go on sale in October 2026. It promises to offer a tech-laden cabin with a giant screen spanning across the width of the dashboard. The concept showcased by Mahindra also featured a large panoramic sunroof. Like the BE.05, the full specifications of the BE.07 are not available at the moment. The production-spec BE.07 is likely to sit somewhere in between the Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV700 in terms of size 

12. Mahindra BE.09 

The BE.09 will be Mahindra’s flagship electric SUV when it goes on sale in late-2026 or early 2027. The concept version of the BE.09 features a coupe-SUV design and offers seating for 4 passengers.

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Nikil Jonathan

Nikil's a huge fan of classic cars, especially Italian beauties such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint and the Iso Grifo. His love for cars and bikes originated when he first laid his eyes on a poster of the Ferrari F40 and the MV Agusta F4 when he was just a child. He also loves all things analogue, especially vintage cameras and turntables.


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