Best Electric Cars In India 2023-24 – Price, Specifications, Mileage, Colors, Images

Suraj Viswanathan 0 Comments November 15, 2022
Best Electric Cars In India – Price, Specifications, Mileage, Colors, Images

The amount of air pollution that’s omnipresent almost everywhere is pretty scary. Many of us feel that the future of clean, breathable air and fossil-fuel-burning cars can’t possibly coexist with each other. Major automakers began working on improving their respective internal combustion engines long back – each iteration boasting better thermal efficiency and reduced emissions.

While the horsepower game is still around, the drama around clean energy is only growing stronger. The same goes for the tug-of-war between the petrol/diesel clan and those that are heavily invested in greener technologies. Over the years, companies have adopted various renewable fuel sources – hydrogen, solar, wind, bioethanol, and even compressed natural gas.

However, nothing really has gained as much fame as pure electric power. The result of positive and negative ions has been the advent of the electric car, popularly referred to as EV. Even if the first electric cars were more of a novelty, their spiritual successors are all the rage. Of course, some of them still haven’t evolved that much.

In this article, you’ll get to see electric cars that will be assumed to be affordable, and ones that are clearly perched high up when it comes to their pricing. To keep things simple for you, we have arranged the cars according to their prices – ranging from Low to High.

Model Ex-Showroom Price
Tata Tiago EV Rs. 8,49,000 – Rs. 11,79,000
Tata Nexon EV Max Rs. 18,34,000 – Rs. 19,84,000
MG ZS EV Rs. 22,58,000 – Rs. 26,50,000
Hyundai Kona EV Rs. 23,85,000 – Rs. 24,02,000
Volvo XC40 Recharge Rs. 55,90,000
Mercedes-Benz EQC Rs. 99,50,000
Audi e-tron Rs. 1,02,00,000 – Rs. 1,18,00,000
Jaguar I-Pace Rs. 1,06,00,000 – Rs. 1,12,00,000
Mercedes-Benz EQS Rs. 1,55,00,000
Porsche Taycan Rs. 1,53,00,000 – Rs. 2,33,00,000

*Note: All prices mentioned here are ex-showroom, Mumbai.

Table of Contents

1. Tata Tiago EV

Tata Tiago EV India

While the regular Tiago is the most affordable car from the stables of Tata Motors, the Tiago EV is its most affordable electric car. Unveiled just recently, the Tata Tiago EV represents another leap in the Indian automaker’s ambition – this one aimed at buyers who don’t want to shell out too much cash. In essence, if you want a well-priced and decent EV for the city, then this will be worth checking out.

Tata Tiago EV – Variants and Colors

Tata Tiago EV Variants
XZ+ Tech Lux LR
XZ+ LR (with 7.2 kW charger)
XZ+ Tech Lux LR (with 7.2 kW charger)

Just like its ICE sibling, the Tiago EV is also made available in several different trim levels. Moreover, you can have it in colors such as Tropical Mist, Signature Teal Blue, Daytona Grey, Pristine White, and Midnight Plum.

Tata Tiago EV – Exterior

Tata Tiago EV Front

The Tata Tiago is still a stylish hatchback, no matter how affordable it might be. While the overall shape and form of the Tiago EV are identical to the regular version, there are details that make this one stand apart more easily. On the front, the EV version gets a larger and thicker piano black grille trim with the brand’s signature ‘Tri-Arrow’ script and a chrome ‘EV’ badge.

Tata Tiago EV Alloy Wheels

The front fascia of the Tiago EV also comes with fog lamps that are integrated into blue-colored housings, while the grille is underscored by a blue strip instead of a chrome bar. The bumper also gets sporty lower extensions, plus more Tri-Arrow pattern all over the lower part of the bumper. Of course, you still get projector headlamps and LED DRLs.

Tata Tiago EV Design

Apart from these, the Tiago EV also features other unique styling bits like black wing mirrors, window surrounds and door handles. Even the design of the wheels is different from the regular Tiago, sporting certain blue accents. Then there’s ‘EV’ badging above the front fenders. Keeping these aside, the rest of the side profile of this EV looks similar to its ICE counterpart.

Tata Tiago EV Rear

At the back, there really aren’t many different styling bits on the Tiago EV – albeit, there is a chrome-finished ‘Tiago EV’ branding. Overall, the rear design of the Tata Tiago can be called urbane and well-proportioned, but it won’t make you go cray-cray to keep looking at it.

Tata Tiago EV – Cabin and Practicality

Tata Tiago EV Styling

Overall, the general design of the Tiago EV’s interior is comparable to that of the regular version. You still sit relatively low, which means that you’ll be required to stoop to get in & out of the car. However, the cabin itself doesn’t look or feel low-rent. Helping the interior’s appeal are the blue accents that are specific to the Tiago EV, which does make this space feel sprightlier.

Tata Tiago EV Cabin Comfort

Just like the ICE version, the Tiago EV’s seats are well-designed and nice, with perforated leatherette upholstery and blue stitching on offer. The general space on the inside of the Tiago EV is similar to the regular car, though the higher floor means there’s a little less room for your legs. This also results in reduced headroom and a slightly-higher knees-up position.

Tata Tiago EV Interior Design

The dual-tone interior looks premium enough, while the chrome door handles, chrome-surrounded engine start-stop button, a uniquely-textured dashboard, and an all-black steering wheel & infotainment screen for that sporty feel. The appreciably-large glass area will be appreciated by many, though the view out of the rear glass is still mediocre at best. The seat squab provides decent comfort, though the center tunnel limits space for your feet and the center occupant.

Tata Tiago EV Interior

The overall interior design is fair enough, while the perceived quality is acceptable as well. Some of the practicality comes from storage cubbies in the doors and center console, with dedicated cupholders between the front seats, adding another one for the rear passengers. Also, the packaging has been so good with the Tiago EV, that you still get 242 liters of boot space.

Tata Tiago EV – Features

  • ‘Hyper Style’ wheel covers
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Electric boot release
  • Cruise control
  • Rain-sensing wipers & automatic headlamps
  • Cooled glovebox
  • 7-inch Harman touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 8-speaker Harman audio system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Digital instrument cluster

Tata Tiago EV Infotainment System

The Tiago EV is loaded with enough goodies to keep you excited even after the initial purchase of the car.

Tata Tiago EV – Safety Equipment

Tata Tiago EV Safety Features

We all know that the regular Tata Tiago is the recipient of the respectable GNCAP’s 4-star safety rating. We can only assume that the EV version is close to that. You get ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, Impact Sensing and Auto-door Unlock, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera with dynamic guidelines, and Auto Battery Cut-off on Impact.

Tata Tiago EV – Engine and Gearbox

Tata Tiago EV Powertrain

The Tiago EV comes in two variants – Medium Range and Long Range. The former is equipped with a 19.2kWh battery, while the latter scores a larger 24kWh pack. Where the base variant is capable of a maximum range of 250 kilometers, with the Tiago EV LR being rated at a maximum range of 315 kilometers. For an EV that costs less than 12 lakhs, that’s not bad at all.

Tata Tiago EV Side

If you’re thinking about performance, the Tiago EV should be capable of hitting at least 120 kph, with the run from 0 to 100 kph taking less than 10 seconds.

Tata Tiago EV Gearbox

Charging speeds are very important when it comes to owning an electric car. On this front, the Tiago EV’s battery pack can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in 57 minutes, if you use a 50kW DC fast charger. On the other hand, if you use a 15A socket, you can go from 10 to 100 percent in 8.7 hours (for the LR variant).

Autobreeds’s Choice

If you’re ok with the city-runabout range, then we recommend checking out the XT MR variant. Meanwhile, if you want as much range as possible with faster-charging speeds, then go for the XZ+ LR.

Tata Tiago EV Technical Specifications:

Model Tata Tiago EV Medium Range Tata Tiago EV Long Range
Powertrain Single Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor Single Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor
Horsepower 60.3hp 73.7hp
Torque 110Nm 114Nm
Transmission 1-Speed Reduction Gear 1-Speed Reduction Gear
Drive Configuration FWD FWD
0-100 Km/H ~ 12 Seconds ~ 11.5 Seconds
Top Speed ~ 120 Km/H ~ 120 Km/H
Range 250 Km 315 Km
Battery Capacity 19.2kWh 24kWh
Curb Weight ~ 1,100 Kg ~ 1,150 Kg

2. Tata Nexon EV Max

Tata Nexon EV Max Front

The Nexon is undoubtedly one of the best-selling cars from the Tata Motors portfolio. It isn’t just a brilliant subcompact crossover SUV in the country, it has been a car that people have been looking forward to buying ever since its first reveal. If you have a budget of around 12 to 15 lakhs for a new car, you should be looking at the Nexon. If you want an affordable subcompact EV, then you’re definitely looking at this Tata.

Tata Nexon EV Max – Variants and Colors

Tata Nexon EV Max Variants
XZ+ Lux

Unlike the Tiago EV, the Nexon EV Max is only available in two trim levels. This will make your buying decision easier. When it comes to its exterior colors, the Nexon EV Max can be had in only three shades – Daytona Grey, Pristine White, and Intensi-Teal.

Tata Nexon EV Max – Exterior

Tata Nexon EV Max Front Design

Overall, you’re not going to be able to tell this one apart from its ICE avatar. On the other hand, the front end of the Nexon EV Max does look a touch different. It scores a piano black grille that’s underscored by blue accents and sandwiched between the sleek projector headlights. The smartly-styled front bumper integrates a silver skid plate, blue accents on the air intake, and fog-lamp housing with blue accents as well.

Tata Nexon EV Max Side

The side profile of the Nexon EV sports 16-inch alloy wheels, flared fenders, black cladding on the doors, blue trim on the window line, ‘EV’ lettering on the front doors, and a suave dual-tone roof. Of course, the silhouette itself is reminiscent of the standard Nexon. There’s even a thin, colored bit connecting the side of the headlamps to the A-pillar.

Tata Nexon EV Max Rear

The rear of the Nexon EV Max comes with a fully reworked bumper, while there’s even more blue trim on the tailgate and around the static reflectors. Alongside these, there are blue ‘EV’ and ‘Ziptron’ badging. Just like its ICE sibling, the Nexon EV remains a very good-looking car.

Tata Nexon EV Max – Cabin and Practicality

Tata Nexon EV Max Sunroof

Much of the interior of the Nexon EV Max is almost a carbon copy of what you get to see in the regular model. This means getting into and out of this car will be easy, while the seats themselves are comfortable and provide enough support for all occupants. On the other hand, Tata has implemented its EV-specific blue accents in the cabin to help this model distinguish itself better.

Tata Nexon EV Max Cabin Space

The floor of the EV version is set higher because of the batteries under the floor, though it doesn’t result in much of a sacrifice when it comes to headroom. Having said that, some folks will notice the reduced legroom at the back. Another thing that will pique your interest will be the blue stitching on the leatherette seats and the center armrest.

Tata Nexon EV Max Interior

The flat-bottom steering wheel gets some glossy black finish in the Nexon EV, whilst the instrument cluster has the expected blue accents and a few extra features in the MID. As for the dual-tone interior, it looks and feels pretty upscale at first glance, and does make this cabin feel airy. The quality of materials isn’t that different, and the same applies to the overall fit & finish.

Tata Nexon EV Max Boot Space

The Nexon EV’s practicality entails a 350-liter boot, which can be expanded to 690 liters with the rear bench folded. There are cup holders in the glovebox lid, while more storage areas are present in the door pockets and center aisle – the latter also incorporates a wireless charger. The cabin NVH levels are not going to wow you, but it never gets uncomfortably loud in the Nexon EV.

Tata Tiago EV Max – Features

  • Electric sunroof
  • Rain-sensing wipers & automatic headlamps
  • Cooled glovebox
  • 7-inch Harman touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 8-speaker Harman audio system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Digital driver’s display
  • Air purifier with AQI display
  • Tata ZConnect mobile app
  • Ventilated front seats

Tata Nexon EV Max Infotainment System

The Nexon EV Max’s features list is quite comprehensive, and most buyers will be more than satisfied with the equipment on offer.

Tata Nexon EV Max – Safety Equipment

Tata Nexon EV Max Safety Features

Tata cars are known for their safety features, and the Nexon EV Max does not disappoint. Its long catalog of safety nannies comes in the form of TPMS, auto-dimming IRVM, ESP, Traction Control, ABS with EBD & post-collision braking, Roll-Over Mitigation, ISOFIX anchors, electronic parking brake with Auto Hold, Corner Stability Control, Hill Ascent Control, Hill Descent Control, automatic defogger, and dual front airbags.

Tata Nexon EV Max – Engine and Gearbox


Tata Nexon EV Max Charging Speed

The Tata Nexon EV Max is fitted with a 40.5kWh battery pack, promising a maximum certified range of 437 kilometers on a full charge. The EV is available with a 3.3 kW wall box charger or you can opt for a 7.2 kW AC fast charger. According to Tata Motors, it will take 15 hours to charge the Max’s battery from 10 to 100 percent when using a 15A plug point. That number drops to 6.5 hours if you’re using the above-mentioned AC fast charger.

Tata Nexon EV Max Performance

The lithium-ion battery of the Nexon EV Max powers an electric motor that drives the front wheels, producing a maximum of 141 horsepower and 250Nm of peak torque. Despite being heavier than the ICE-powered Nexon, the Max is surprisingly brisk. Tata claims it can accelerate to 100 kph in around 9 seconds, while its top speed is rated at 140 kph.

Autobreeds’s Choice

According to us, the best pick of the bunch is the XZ+ trim. It offers all the standard features that you would use, without being too heavy on your wallet.

Tata Nexon EV Max Technical Specifications:

Model Tata Nexon EV Max
Powertrain Single Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor
Horsepower 141hp
Torque 250Nm
Transmission 1-Speed Reduction Gear
Drive Configuration FWD
0-100 Km/H 9.0 Seconds
Top Speed 140 Km/H
Range 437 Km
Battery Capacity 40.5kWh
Curb Weight 1,400 Kg


MG ZS EV India

The ZS EV has been one of the first fully electric cars in India, with MG Motor launching it in early 2020. Today, it’s one of the premier subcompact crossover SUVs available in the country. At the same time, the automaker has become quite a bit more popular over the years, with the ZS EV only adding to the brand’s portfolio. If your budget is around 25 lakhs, then this EV will be a good one.

MG ZS EV – Variants and Colors

MG ZS EV Variants

With only two variants on offer, selecting the right ZS won’t be an issue for prospective buyers. You pick the MG ZS EV in one of four exterior colors – Glaze Red, Aurora Silver, Starry Black, and Candy White.

MG ZS EV – Exterior

MG ZS EV Front

The ZS EV has much of its exterior based on the ICE model, which is to say that it’s a pretty modern and well-proportioned design. The front end of the ZS EV features a curvy and sloping bonnet that leads to a wedge-like nose that gets a sealed-off grille that’s specific to the EV avatar. The ‘Hawkeye’ headlamps look piercing yet stylish, while the sculpted bumper houses sharp side intakes and chic silver trim that wraps around the lower apron.


Much of the side profile of the ZS EV is similar to that of its ICE stablemate. That said, here you will get to find ‘Electric’ badges on the front fenders and version-specific 17-inch ‘Tomahawk Hub’ design wheels. The rear fascia on this car sports an ‘EV’ badge, while the bumper has been lightly tweaked as well.

MG ZS EV Exterior Styling

The rest of the MG ZS EV projects some dynamic lines whilst also standing wide enough to look like an SUV from certain angles. In general, the ZS EV is a neat and tidy design that also manages to look pretty conventional.

MG ZS EV – Cabin and Practicality

MG ZS EV Interior Design

Stepping into the MG ZS EV is a pretty straightforward procedure. The cabin can be dressed in an upmarket dual-tone theme or a sporty black/grey layout, both of which are draped in leather and contrasting stitching. Further highlighting the design of this cabin is its soft touchpoints in several places and shiny bits of trim on many surfaces.

MG ZS EV Cabin

The seats feel nice and comfy while also providing good support for your thighs and back. Some of the taller folks might find the rear headroom to be a touch lacking, but the shoulder room is quite good. Visibility all around is more than sufficient, with the seating position providing a good view too. Moreover, many owners will appreciate the driver-oriented center console, which adds to the overall driving experience.

MG ZS EV Boot Space

The ZS EV’s practical touches come in the form of split-folding rear seats for better luggage stowage, a rear center armrest with cupholders, a front armrest with storage bins and cupholders, and bottle holders in the doors. Meanwhile, the boot space of the MG ZS EV is a claimed 470 liters. For the most part, the cabin insulation of this car is more than acceptable.

MG ZS EV – Features

  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Digital gauge cluster
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic climate control with rear vents & particulate filter
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 1-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

MG ZS EV Infotainment System

For the price, the MG ZS EV comes with plenty of standard kit. Of course, some of the latest tech items are only available on the top-end trim.

MG ZS EV – Safety Equipment

MG ZS EV Reversing Camera

The ZS EV is actually loaded to the gills with modern safety features. The most vital of these include 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control, ABS with EBD & Brake Assist, apart from more up-to-date nannies such as Blind Spot Detection System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Change Assist. The MG ZS also gets Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Heated ORVMs, Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold, and 360-degree cameras.

MG ZS EV – Engine and Gearbox

MG ZS EV Charging

The MG ZS EV houses a pretty meaty 50.3kWh battery that then powers an electric motor. This single synchronous unit produces a healthy 174 horsepower and 280Nm of torque, all of which goes to the front wheels via a reduction gearbox. The maximum range of the ZS EV is 461 kilometers. The minimum charging time, to get from 0 to 80 percent is 60 minutes when using a 50kW fast charger.

MG ZS EV Gearbox

On the other hand, if you charge the pack using a 7.4kW wall charger, expect to wait for between 8.5 to 9 hours to get to 100 percent. As for its performance, the ZS EV has a top speed of 140 kph, and it can get to 100 kph in 8.5 seconds. In general, this car is quite quick on its feet.

Autobreeds’s Choice

If you don’t care about having all the extra features and want to save some money, we suggest you with the Excite trim of the ZS EV.

MG ZS EV Technical Specifications:

Model MG ZS EV
Powertrain Single Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor
Horsepower 174hp
Torque 280Nm
Transmission 1-Speed Reduction Gear
Drive Configuration FWD
0-100 Km/H 8.5 Seconds
Top Speed 140 Km/H
Range 461 Km
Battery Capacity 50.3kWh
Curb Weight 1,570 Kg

4. Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric Front

The Kona Electric is a premium product for Hyundai India, which means it doesn’t come cheap. However, when it comes to a solid EV that’s also a subcompact crossover SUV, few cars are as competitive as this one. While the Kona EV first arrived in India in 2019, the latest-gen model improves on its predecessor. Either way, this car has done quite well since its debut.

Hyundai Kona Electric – Variants and Colors

Hyundai Kona Electric Variants
Premium Dual Tone

Basically, the Kona EV is only offered in two variants – albeit, they aren’t technically different. As for its exterior color choices, the Hyundai is available in shades such as Polar White, Phantom Black, Titan Grey with Phantom Black Roof, Fiery Red with Phantom Black Roof, and Polar White with Phantom Black Roof.

Hyundai Kona Electric – Exterior

Hyundai Kona Electric Front Design

Just like its ICE counterpart, the Kona Electric has pretty compact dimensions, even for a car of this class. In many ways, the Kona resembles a grown hatchback rather than any SUV. That said, the Hyundai Kona EV has a confident and sporty stance while also being quite stylish in many aspects. Its front fascia boasts a completely covered grille area, flanked by ultra-slim LED DRLs.

Hyundai Kona Electric Side

The chunky but sculpted bumper houses the main headlamp unit, with air intakes placed directly underneath. The lower part of the front bumper not only gets intakes to cool down vital components behind it, but also an active air flap. Along the sides, the only things really set the Kona Electric apart from the ICE car is the different badge on the front fenders and slightly-restyled alloy wheels. Plus, the black lower cladding and floating roof make this crossover seam pretty sporty.

Hyundai Kona Electric Rear

The most apparent change on this Kona at the back comes from a redesigned rear bumper and an ‘electric’ badge. Even with a chiseled back end, the Hyundai Kona resembles a jacked-up hatchback than any SUV in the market. That said, it’s still a pretty young-looking design.

Hyundai Kona Electric – Cabin and Practicality

Hyundai Kona Electric Driver's Display

Compared to its ICE version, the Kona Electric’s cabin boasts a few differences for sure. To start with, the design of the instrument cluster is different, whilst the HVAC controls and center aisle have also been revised. The result is a cabin design that looks a bit more minimalistic and modern while bearing an ergonomic yet well-constructed interior.

Hyundai Kona Electric Cabin

Much of the cabin of this Hyundai has been well put together and sports decent build quality, with the multi-step curvy dash adding to the overall experience. Although there are many grey and brittle-feeling fitments in here, the shiny bits and leather trim uplift the perceived quality for sure. The supposed ‘darkness’ is apparent here, and the cabin of this Kona feels diligently cooped up.

Hyundai Kona Electric Interior

The front seats are pretty well-cushioned and offer a decent amount of support overall, though not class-leading. As for the rear ones, the low roof combined with the slightly higher floor means that occupants here may not be too happy with the headroom. Also, considering the narrow body of the Kona Electric, seating three here is not entirely humane.

Hyundai Kona Electric Wireless Charging

The Kona Electric fights back its negatives by having a tuck-away storage space in front of the cupholders, a center armrest with more storage, usable front door pockets, and a rear armrest for that added comfort. As for the touchscreen, owners will find it easy to use. Meanwhile, the Kona Electric’s boot space comes in at 332 liters.

Hyundai Kona Electric – Features

  • Auto-leveling bi-LED headlights
  • Heated & power-operated ORVMs
  • 10-way power driver seat
  • Heated & ventilated front seats
  • Electric sunroof
  • Paddle shifters with regen control
  • LED interior lighting
  • 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Automatic climate control with auto defogger

Hyundai Kona Electric Infotainment System

For the money you pay, the Kona Electric will excite you with several modern-day features in its kitty. And since it only has one variant, you get what’s advertised.

Hyundai Kona Electric – Safety Equipment

Hyundai Kona Electric Safety Features

Hyundai is decent when it comes to providing good safety features in its top-end cars, and the Kona Electric is no exception. It gets stuff such as 6 airbags, 4-corner disc brakes, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill Assist Control, ISOFIX anchorages, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.

Hyundai Kona Electric – Engine and Gearbox

Hyundai Kona Electric Charging

The Hyundai Kona Electric in India comes with a 39.2kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. Connected to a 7.2kWh AC charger, this battery will go from 0 to 100 percent in roughly 6 hours. On the other hand, a 50kW DC fast charging will take that unit from 0 to 80 percent in just under one hour. Powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor, the Kona Electric will hit 100 kph in less than 10 seconds. The top whack of this EV is 155 kph.

Autobreeds’s Choice

With only one trim level on offer, choosing the Hyundai Kona Electric is an extremely straightforward process.

Hyundai Kona Electric Technical Specifications:

Model Hyundai Kona Electric
Powertrain Single Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor
Horsepower 134hp
Torque 395Nm
Transmission 1-Speed Reduction Gear
Drive Configuration FWD
0-100 Km/H 9.7 Seconds
Top Speed 155 Km/H
Range 452 Km
Battery Capacity 39.2kWh
Curb Weight 1,535 Kg


5. Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 Recharge Front

The regular XC40 is one of the most chic and youthful crossovers in the Indian market, and its electric sibling simply adds to that value. Being a company that’s super focused on going fully carbon-neutral as soon as possible, Volvo has not relented in unveiling some of its best EV offerings even in a cost-conscious market like ours.

Volvo XC40 Recharge – Variants and Colors

Like it or not, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is only offered in a fully-loaded Ultimate trim in India. Fortunately, its color options aren’t as limited. You get to choose from shades like Crystal White, Onyx Black, Sage Green, Thunder Grey, and Fjord Blue.

Volvo XC40 Recharge – Exterior

Volvo XC40 Recharge Front Three Quarter

For the most part, there isn’t a whole lot of difference between this and the regular ICE XC40. The Recharge does get a few new exterior styling features, of course. You get a grille that features the signature Volvo logo, while much of it has been sealed off for better aerodynamics. The Thor-style LEDs in the headlamps look amazing as usual, whilst the bumper has been tweaked for this car.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Side

The side profile looks just as good, while the alloy wheels are unique to the XC40 Recharge. The black lower-body cladding has a nice and rugged feel to it, with the floating roof and dual-tone colors providing some good visual relief to the whole silhouette. Of course, the boxy styling goes a long way in projecting this car’s 4×4 ambitions.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Rear three Quarter

As for the rear, the XC40 Recharge doesn’t turn over a new leaf, so to speak. It does, however, come with a different badge on the tailgate, and a slightly-revised bumper. All things said and done, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is one of the best-looking EVs in the market right now.

Volvo XC40 Recharge – Cabin and Practicality

Volvo XC40 Recharge Interior

When it comes to the interior of the XC40 Recharge, you get to see a revised gauge cluster with more menu options, along with different trim along the dashboard and door panels. On top of all that, the leather-free interior of the Recharge also incorporates partially-recycled carpets and a more natural-feeling, topographically-inspired translucent decor backlighting.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Cabin

Obviously, the mostly-black interior of the XC40 Recharge does look and feel dingy. With so much dark trim all around, many might feel hemmed in, especially in the back of this car. Speaking of which, the rear seats are fantastic and very well-bolstered. Better yet, even taller folks will find that they have enough headroom, courtesy of that boxy exterior shape.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Panoramic Sunroof

When it comes to the seats up front, they feel absolutely sublime – there’s no lack of comfort or support. While the quality of this interior may not be on the same level as its German rivals, the XC40’s general build is easily pleasant for the most part. On a side note, shutting the doors in this car still feels as solid as in any Volvo.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Boot

The XC40 Recharge’s boot space is 419 liters, but it also gets a frunk that can hold up to 26 liters. In the cabin, occupants are provided with front cupholders, wide door bins, a glovebox-integrated hook for small bags, a center armrest with more storage, and a few smaller stowage areas.

Volvo XC40 Recharge – Features

  • Automatic LED headlamps
  • A 600-watt Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • A panoramic sunroof
  • Dual-zone climate control with ‘Afterrun parking climate’
  • 12-inch digital driver’s display
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 360-degree cameras
  • Hands-free powered tailgate
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Apple CarPlay

Volvo XC40 Recharge Infotainment System

The Volvo XC40 Recharge doesn’t lack any features as such, it’s pretty much a complete package.

Volvo XC40 Recharge – Safety Equipment

Volvo XC40 Recharge Safety Features

Being a Volvo, it’s impossible that the XC40 Recharge to not boasts some of the best in the world of modern safety nannies. A few things that will grab your attention include Trailer Lamp Control, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, ISOFIX anchorages, Lane Keeping Aid with Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Tire Pressure Monitoring, and Pilot Assist.

Volvo XC40 Recharge – Engine and Gearbox

Volvo XC40 Recharge Charging

The Swedish crossover comes equipped with a 78kWh battery pack and has a maximum claimed range of 418 kilometers on a full charge. That said, taking this battery from 10 to 80 percent using a 150kW DC fast charging takes 33 minutes. However, if you’re using the more accessible 50kW DC charger, hitting full charge will take around 2.5 hours.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Center Console

The dual electric motors of the XC40 Recharge come together to produce 408 horsepower and 660Nm of maximum torque, making this a hoot to drive! Even though it weighs around 2.2 tons, this Volvo will hit 100 kph in less than 5 seconds! Meanwhile, its top speed is rated at an electronically-limited 180 kph.

Autobreeds’s Choice

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is for you if you like your EV to be smart yet boxy in the way it confronts societal conventions.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Technical Specifications:

Model Volvo XC40 Recharge
Powertrain Dual Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motors
Horsepower 408hp
Torque 660Nm
Transmission 1-Speed Reduction Gear
Drive Configuration AWD
0-100 Km/H 4.9 Seconds
Top Speed 180 Km/H
Range 418 Km
Battery Capacity 78kWh
Curb Weight 1,730 Kg

6. Mercedes-Benz EQC

Mercedes-Benz EQC Front Three Quarter

The EQC is one of those EVs that really tries to set the standard for other cars of its type, and it has succeeded in doing that. The luxury segment in India has been witness to a lot of quality products arriving from abroad – the Mercedes-Benz EQC nails the prerequisites for this well. Built on Merc’s MRA platform and loosely related to the GLC, the EQC has its own clientele in India.

Mercedes-Benz EQC – Variants and Colors

With only the EQC 400 4MATIC variant to go with, Indian customers won’t have to flounder with their decisions when it comes to this three-pointed star. Those that are interested in buying this compact luxury crossover SUV will have access to just three primary exterior colors – High Tech Silver, Graphite Grey, and Polar White.

Mercedes-Benz EQC – Exterior

Mercedes-Benz EQC Front

The front fascia of the EQC scores a wide grille that’s finished in chrome and holds a large Mercedes-Benz logo in the middle. To further highlight its stature, the EQC scores a fancy LED strip at the front that’s then sandwiched between the sophisticated LED headlights. The muscular front bumper integrates side and central intakes. This chic front sure looks contemporary and high-class.

Mercedes-Benz EQC Design

The low-slung profile of the EQC lends itself well to the slanting roofline and the beefy yet slick design. This Mercedes blends sporty and classy really well, featuring just enough chrome to elevate its appeal. Furthermore, there are the obvious ‘EQC’ badges on the front fenders, and large alloy wheels specific to this car.

Mercedes-Benz EQC Rear Three Quarter

The rear of the Mercedes-Benz EQC looks svelte enough, and its wide stance only helps the overall visuals. Adding to the features here is the full-width LED light bar that looks splendid! Then there’s the roof spoiler, a thoroughly chiseled tailgate, and a sporty yet neatly-styled bumper. The Mercedes-Benz EQC is a looker, and there’s no doubt about that!

Mercedes-Benz EQC – Cabin and Practicality

Mercedes-Benz EQC Interior

The ultra-modern and sophisticated cabin of the Mercedes-Benz EQC will leave you wanting to spend as much time here as possible. The swooping, elegantly laid out dashboard is artful and easy on the eye, while the multitude of textures and different types of trim used here get along plenty well too. Customers can also select from different shades of the interior, each having its own appeal.

Mercedes-Benz EQC Interior Features

Similarly, the design of the AC vents and the large dual screens really make a solid first impression. The high-tech displays not only look great, but they also play an integral role in creating the overall ambiance of this interior. Of course, the 64-color LED mood lighting sure adds to that. The general fit & finish is good in most places, with the quality of materials used being premium.

Mercedes-Benz EQC Boot Space

The seats of the EQC feel excellent even on really long drives, though the rear part of the cabin does feel a little tight. That said, comfort and cabin isolation are more than acceptable. The EQC’s cabin hosts several useful stowage options that include the center armrest cubby, a center console cubby, door pockets with bottle holders, and a rear armrest with integrated cupholders. As for the trunk, the EQC can handle a minimum of 500 liters, going up to 1,060 liters with the rear seats folded.

Mercedes-Benz EQC – Features

  • Adaptive Multibeam LED headlamps
  • Head-up display
  • MBUX infotainment system with personal voice assistant
  • Electric sunroof
  • Multi-style digital driver’s display
  • Powered front seats with memory function
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Burmester surround-sound premium audio system

Mercedes-Benz EQC Features

Being a high-end Mercedes-Benz, the EQC gains plenty of modern features, even if several are sold as optional extras.

Mercedes-Benz EQC – Safety Equipment

Mercedes-Benz EQC Safety Features

Of course, the EQC isn’t lacking much in the safety department. In fact, this car might better take care of you than your own spouse! Some of the highlights here include a 360-degree camera with Active Parking Assist, Pre-Safe system that encompasses multiple airbags, and even a sound-generation system that protects your hearing from an impending crash. Obviously, you also get the other electronic nannies to keep you from getting into a crash.

Mercedes-Benz EQC – Engine and Gearbox

Mercedes-Benz EQC Charging

Available solely in its 400 4MATIC avatar, the battery pack nestled under the seats is an 80kWh lithium-ion unit. It sends its juice to two asynchronous three-phase AC motors – one located in each of the axles. With infinitely-variable torque split capabilities, the EQC 400’s all-wheel-drive system ensures power goes to all wheels as and when required.

Mercedes-Benz EQC Performance

The two motors together pump out 408 horsepower and 760Nm of peak torque. Even though it tips the scales at 2.5 tons, the EQC can scoot to the ton mark in a little over 5 seconds, which is rapid! In terms of its top speed, the SUV can do a maximum of 180 kph. According to Mercedes-Benz, the EQC’s battery can last between 361 to 420 kilometers on a full charge and has a charging capacity of 7.4 kW.

Autobreeds’s Choice

If you want a posh German electric SUV and have just over a crore to spend, then the Mercedes EQC will thrill you plenty.

Mercedes-Benz EQC Technical Specifications:

Model Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC
Powertrain Dual Permanent-Magnet Asynchronous Motors
Horsepower 408hp
Torque 760Nm
Transmission 1-Speed Reduction Gear
Drive Configuration AWD
0-100 Km/H 5.1 Seconds
Top Speed 180 Km/H
Range 361–420 Km
Battery Capacity 80kWh
Curb Weight 2,495 Kg

7. Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron Front

The e-tron has been the genesis for Audi in the world of electric vehicles. For a long time, the German automotive giant has been tirelessly working away on developing its own luxury crossover SUV that runs on electricity. Based on the MLB Evo platform, the e-tron became Audi’s first fully electric car upon its release in 2019. It’s currently the top-selling EV produced by the company.

Audi e-tron – Variants and Colors

Audi e-tron Variants
50 quattro
55 quattro

In India, the Audi e-tron is sold in two different variants, with both featuring subtle yet important differences. When it comes to the color choices, the e-tron has been made available in shades such as Brilliant Black, Catalunya Red Metallic, Floret Silver Metallic, Galaxy Blue Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Navarra Blue Metallic, Siam Beige Metallic, and Typhoon Gray Metallic.

Audi e-tron – Exterior

Audi e-tron Exterior Design

Just like its petrol-powered Q8 sibling, the Audi e-tron reflects the company’s design language rather effectively. The low front fascia of the e-tron is strapped with a long and chiseled bonnet, an EV-specific main grille bearing the four rings, plus a sculpted bumper with special air intakes, and a silver faux skid plate. While the suave LED headlamps look ultra-modern and sharp, this front end isn’t as outlandish as some others.

Audi e-tron Rear Three Quarter

The bold and wagon-like side profile of the e-tron is primarily demonstrated by its stylish roofline and chrome outlines, muscular haunches, and large 20-inch alloy rims that look really unique on this Audi EV. The back end of the e-tron looks quite normal for an upmarket electric SUV, but it’s far from boring. While its rear bumper does sport a revised design, the prime attention grabbers here are the roof spoiler and the ultra-fancy LED lights!

Audi e-tron Rear

The Audi e-tron is designed to sail past you without jolting your senses – something many buyers are going to appreciate. Of course, that doesn’t mean that this car is sans any excitement. The LED lights of the e-tron truly stand out, and they will make people want to look at this car, especially in the dark.

Audi e-tron – Cabin and Practicality

Audi e-tron Interior

The interior of the e-tron has a thorough sense of modernity and boasts an aura of technical advancements. The layout of the mutli-contoured dashboard with its neat play of different materials and trim looks sporty, whilst the complex design of the center console further adds to the charm of this interior. As expected, there’s an ‘e-tron’ badge on the passenger-side dash area.

Audi e-tron Virtual Cockpit

There are three high-definition displays in this cabin, including Audi’s popular Virtual Cockpit driver’s display. The driver-oriented cockpit of the e-tron means that the one sitting on the hot seat will be in for a good time behind the wheel. The build quality is top-notch as well, while the aluminum and piano black accents up the overall in-cabin experience. Even the electrically-operated door handles and door-integrated rearview cameras feel special and upscale.

Audi e-tron Cabin

The seats may not be the sportiest in the segment, but they sure do offer plenty of comfort-oriented advantages. The interior of the e-tron has enough space to seat four adults without a hitch, with quite a bit of room for those seated in the back. While the back support, headroom, and kneeroom are pretty much class-leading, the under-thigh support could have been better. The windows are large enough, and the panoramic sunroof only adds to the comfort and airiness.

Audi e-tron Boot Space

There’s no doubt that the cabin of the Audi e-tron has been well-insulated and you will not be bothered much by whatever’s happening outside. As for the inside, there are quite a lot of handy cubbies for you to store your items. The hollowed-out part of the center console has enough stowage, while the door bins are quite decent too. The boot space of the Audi e-tron is a capacious 660 liters, expanding to 1,725 liters with the rear seats folded away.

Audi e-tron – Features

  • Four-zone climate control
  • Electrically-adjustable front seats with memory & lumbar support
  • Multi-color LED ambient lighting
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • 1-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Touchscreens with haptic and audio feedback
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Bang & Olufsen 3D audio system
  • 360-degree cameras

Audi e-tron Interior Features

While its price tag is quite high, the Audi e-tron’s features set is more than impressive – more so if you tick the option boxes.

Audi e-tron – Safety Equipment

Audi e-tron Safety Features

Just like its convenience features, the safety equipment of the Audi e-tron is lengthy! Among the many cool stuff, the ones that may grab your attention include 8 airbags, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, and Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking.

Audi e-tron – Engine and Gearbox

Audi e-tron Performance

The Audi e-tron comes in two distinct flavors – 50 quattro and 55 quattro. The former comes with dual asynchronous motors that together deliver 308 horsepower and 540Nm of torque to all four wheels. This equates to a top speed of 190 kph and a naught-100 kph time of 6.8 seconds. On the other hand, the 55 quattro’s dual motors develop over 400 horsepower and 664Nm of torque. It boasts a top whack of 200 kph, while being able to hit 100 kph in 5.7 seconds!

Audi e-tron Charging

The e-tron 50 quattro gets a 71kWh battery pack, with the 55 quattro packs in a larger 95kWh unit. Where the former manages a maximum range of 379 kilometers, the e-tron 55 quattro can do 484 kilometers on a single charge. The EV comes as standard with 11kW AC fast charging, though customers can opt for the 150kW DC fast charger.

Autobreeds’s Choice

If you don’t plan on driving a whole lot, you might as well go with the 50 quattro. With the money left, get all the fancy items you want.

Audi e-tron Technical Specifications:

Model Audi e-tron 50 quattro Audi e-tron 55 quattro
Powertrain Dual Permanent-Magnet Asynchronous Motors Dual Permanent-Magnet Asynchronous Motors
Horsepower 308hp 402hp
Torque 540Nm 664Nm
Transmission 1-Speed Reduction Gear 1-Speed Reduction Gear
Drive Configuration AWD AWD
0-100 Km/H 6.8 Seconds 5.7 Seconds
Top Speed 190 Km/H 200 Km/H
Range 379 Km 484 Km
Battery Capacity 71kWh 95kWh
Curb Weight 2,445 Kg 2,595 Kg

8. Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace Exterior

Arriving in India in 2021, the Jaguar I-Pace is the upscale British marque’s first all-electric vehicle in the subcontinent. While it has been a touch late on the EV scene, the I-Pace is without a doubt fashionable enough to make up for that. The luxury crossover SUV is even the recipient of the 2019 World Car of the Year, an aspect that owners would love to boast about.

Jaguar I-Pace – Variants and Colors

Jaguar I-Pace Variants

Indian customers currently have access to three unique variants of the Jaguar I-Pace, which is reasonably good for a niche product. However, there are more than enough exterior paint schemes to choose from. The options list includes colors such as Fuji White, Santorini Black, Caldera Red, Indus Silver, Caesium Blue, Borasco Grey, Firenze Red, Portofino Blue, Elger Grey, Aruba, and Farallon Pearl Black.

Jaguar I-Pace – Exterior

Jaguar I-Pace Front

Even if it hadn’t won multiple awards for its design, the Jaguar I-Pace would have still enthralled those who gazed upon it. This is one really striking-looking car, period. The sculpted and scooped-out bonnet looks brilliant, with the same being applicable to the sleek, wrap-around LED headlights with their signature DRLs. The studded grille wears the Jaguar logo in the middle of that, whilst the beefy yet chiseled lower apron adds to the I-Pace’s sporty charisma.

Jaguar I-Pace Rear Design

The flush sides of the I-Pace not only look muscular and well-sculpted, but it also blends delectable curves with rakish angles really well. The flared bodywork with a rising beltline and heavily-sloped roof make this part of the car look absolutely mesmerizing. With the steeply-raked window, a sporty-looking spoiler, a short but flat decklid, wrap-around LED taillights, and a chiseled bumper with integrated vents and an air diffuser, the rear of the I-Pace is just as striking.

Jaguar I-Pace Side

Much of what you see on the outside of this Jaguar looks like it’s a piece of art. Even though the standard 19-inch wheels are not the biggest, their design is still some of the best in the industry. When you take the short overhangs, flowing bodywork, and broad stance into account, the Jaguar I-Pace’s exterior styling really has what it takes to keep bystanders looking at your car as you drive past.

Jaguar I-Pace – Cabin and Practicality

Jaguar I-Pace Interior

The interior of the Jaguar I-Pace is just as stylish and cool as its exterior. There are sharp angles, flowing shapes, and soft leather almost everywhere. These are joined by shiny aluminum & gloss-black trim, beautifully-knurled HVAC dials, and some more stitched leather across various touchpoints. The overall design itself is properly modern and even classy, especially with the mood lighting going.

Jaguar I-Pace Cabin

The plush leather seats feel very comfortable and aren’t lacking in lumbar or lateral support, while the driving position is quite sporty as well. However, the rear seats feel tight and are short on headroom. Throw small rear windows into the mix, and outward visibility isn’t the best in the business. At the same time, the I-Pace’s rear seats are only meant to carry two people.

Jaguar I-Pace Interior Design

As for the quality, much of what you see and touch feels high-class and premium. The cabin’s NVH remains well-contained on almost every surface, whilst general refinement is among the best. Of course, Jaguar’s cabin is known for its craftsmanship, and it’s no different here on the I-Pace. As far as practicality is concerned, there are cubbies along the center console, under the center armrest, and decently-sized door pockets. The Jaguar EV’s minimum boot space is 505 liters.

Jaguar I-Pace – Features

  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Heated and power-folding ORVMs with memory function
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Interactive driver’s display
  • Pivi Pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Adaptive cruise control with steering assist
  • Power-operated tailgate
  • Acoustic laminated windscreen
  • Remote App
  • Jaguar Drive Control

Jaguar I-Pace Driver's Display

The standard features list of the Jaguar I-Pace is more than sufficient, some of the niceties are left for those that pay more for them.

Jaguar I-Pace – Safety Equipment

Jaguar I-Pace 360-Degree Camera

Understandably, the Jaguar I-Pace comes loaded with a raft of modern safety equipment. You get to see features like Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Hill Launch Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, All Surface Progress Control, Driver Condition Monitor, Emergency Brake Assist, 3D Surround Camera, Lane Keep Assist, and a whole set of airbags.

Jaguar I-Pace – Engine and Gearbox

Jaguar I-Pace Performance

The Jaguar I-Pace is packing a 90kWh lithium-ion battery cell, which powers all four corners via a single reduction gear. The EV makes a maximum of 394 horsepower and 696Nm of torque, allowing it to reach a top speed of 200 kph. Meanwhile, the 2.2-ton car takes only 4.8 seconds! Going from 0-80 percent takes 40 minutes if you’re using a 100 kW DC fast charger, while the maximum range of the I-Pace is 470 kilometers.

Autobreeds’s Choice

If you want the best value for your money spent, we suggest you go ahead with the mid-spec HSE trim of the I-Pace.

Jaguar I-Pace Technical Specifications:

Model Jaguar I-Pace EV400
Powertrain Dual Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motors
Horsepower 394hp
Torque 696Nm
Transmission 1-Speed Reduction Gear
Drive Configuration AWD
0-100 Km/H 4.8 Seconds
Top Speed 200 Km/H
Range 470 Km
Battery Capacity 90kWh
Curb Weight 2,208 Kg

9. Mercedes-Benz EQS

Mercedes-Benz EQS Exterior

We all know that the ‘best car in the world’ tag has often been associated with the S-Class. Of course, that’s a car with an internal combustion engine. What if you want the same treatment but in an EV form? Well, that’s where the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQS comes into the picture. The full-size luxury electric sedan arrived on Indian shores just recently, and it’s built on the brand’s dedicated electric platform called ‘EVA’.

Mercedes-Benz EQS – Variants and Colors

As of now, the standard Mercedes-Benz EQS is only sold in its 580 4MATIC variant in India. When it comes to color choices, the EQS is offered in shades like Polar White, Obsidian Black, Nautic Blue, and Graphite Grey.

Mercedes-Benz EQS – Exterior

Mercedes-Benz EQS Side

Unlike the more traditional sedan-like shape of the S-Class, the EQS sports what Mercedes calls its “sensual purity” design. The stretched-out body showcases a long wheelbase, a sophisticated coupe-like silhouette, taut body panels with smooth curvatures, a steeply-sloped roofline, and chic alloy wheels. As one can imagine, there’s chrome around the window line, on the flush door handles, and along the bottom of the doors. There are also ‘EQS” badges behind the A-pillars.

Mercedes-Benz EQS Front

As for the front fascia of the EQS, it’s adorned with the so-called “Black Panel” radiator grille with finely drawn Mercedes stars for that luxurious touch. There’s also a thin, full-width strip of LED that stretches across the front end. The smooth yet low-slung nose further features sophisticated headlamps and a large and sporty-looking bumper. If it looks slippery, you are not mistaken. The EQS boasts a drag coefficient of just 0.20, which is incredible!

Mercedes-Benz EQS Rear

The rear design of the EQS looks contemporary and ultra-modern, with the highlight being the intricately-styled LED taillights. There’s also a continuous strip of LED band that stretches from one taillight to another. The Mercedes-Benz EQS is undeniably a unique-looking car, even though some might find its design a touch too swanky.

Mercedes-Benz EQS – Cabin and Practicality

Mercedes-Benz EQS Interior

Similar to what you see on the outside, the inside of the EQS is drenched in high-tech toys and an extremely contemporary design language. This interior is as state-of-the-art and luxurious as it gets, while the acres of leather makes for a plush feel. On top of that, the sheer screen real estate, which includes three displays overall, makes the dashboard and instrument cluster look almost futuristic.

Mercedes-Benz EQS Features

The turbine-like side vents are accompanied by super-slim central air vents, a fashionable twin-platform center console, and piano black trim on the door panels, dashboard, steering wheel, and the front part of the roof. Adding to the overall upscale feel are other items such as the 64-color ambient lighting, velour floor mats, door sills with “Mercedes-Benz” lettering, supple head restraints, and super-comfy seats upholstered in Artico leather.

Mercedes-Benz EQS Rear Seats

The cabin of the EQS remains impressively quiet and cocooned, with the build quality being good too. That said, it isn’t at the same level as some of its German competitors, which is a letdown in a car of this stature. On the other hand, the massive panoramic sunroof and light interior theme make for a pleasant experience.

Mercedes-Benz EQS Boot Space

There are smart storage facilities in the EQS that includes space in & under the center console, in the rear armrest, and usable bottle holders in the doors. As for the trunk space of the Mercedes EQS, its 610-liter capacity is better than some of its rivals. Needless to say, the cabin of the EQS sure is a luxurious and comfortable place to be in.

Mercedes-Benz EQS – Features

  • Rear axle steering
  • Adaptive interior lighting
  • Climate-controlled & massaging seats
  • Head-up display
  • MBUX rear-seat tablets
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Burmester surround-sound system
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • MBUX infotainment system with fingerprint protection
  • Adaptive air suspension

Mercedes-Benz EQS MBUX Features

Obviously, Mercedes-Benz has jam-packed the EQS with pretty much everything in its kitty. Customers can get even more from the brand’s extensive options list.

Mercedes-Benz EQS – Safety Equipment

Mercedes-Benz EQS Safety Features

As is imaginable, the Mercedes EQS has more than enough safety nannies to keep you out of harm’s way. The features that will keep you interested include Active Parking Assist with 360-degree camera, Active Lane Departure Assistant, Active Steering Assist with Evasive Maneuver Support, Adaptive High-Beam Assist Plus, Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call System, and 9 airbags!

Mercedes-Benz EQS – Engine and Gearbox

Mercedes-Benz EQS Powertrain

The Mercedes-Benz EQS comes with a massive 107.8kWh battery, with this luxury EV claiming a WLTP range of 676 kilometers! The two synchronous motors combined produce a hefty 516 horsepower and 855Nm of peak torque. With that much oomph and the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system to help, the 2.6-ton EQS zooms to 100 kph in just over 4 seconds! Its top speed is electronically-capped at 210 kph.

Mercedes-Benz EQS Charging

If you are using a 200 kW DC Rapid Charger, you can top-up the Merc’s huge battery from 10-80 percent in as little as 31 minutes! However, doing the same with a 22kW fast charger will take around 11 hours.

Autobreeds’s Choice

While the EQS is available in an exciting AMG avatar, the 580 4MATIC will be more than enough for most buyers.

Mercedes-Benz EQS Technical Specifications:

Model Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC
Powertrain Dual Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motors
Horsepower 516hp
Torque 855Nm
Transmission 1-Speed Reduction Gear
Drive Configuration AWD
0-100 Km/H 4.3 Seconds
Top Speed 210 Km/H
Range 676 Km
Battery Capacity 107.8kWh
Curb Weight 2,585 Kg

10. Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan Front

If you want a top-tier EV that stands out for all the right reasons and has the ability to whisk you around quickly, there’s almost nothing like the Porsche Taycan. Even though its optional extras alone cost an arm & a leg, the Taycan has garnered praise from some of the most elite clientele in India. It’s based on the J1 architecture, which also underpins the Audi e-tron GT.

Porsche Taycan – Variants and Colors

Porsche Taycan Variants
Taycan RWD
Turbo S

Those looking for a suitable Taycan to buy, have enough variety to choose from. In the meantime, there are at least 17 different paints available even on the base trim level of this Porsche EV. Some of the paint colors on offer include Carrara White Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Volcano Grey Metallic, Cherry Metallic, Frozenberry Metallic, Gentian Blue Metallic, and Mamba Green Metallic. Customers also have the freedom to pick from a range of customized shades.

Porsche Taycan – Exterior

Porsche Taycan Front Three Quarter

The swooping, aerodynamic, and low-slung silhouette of the Taycan is typical Porsche styling. The modern but chic exterior amalgamates soft but muscular curves that have been delicately balanced with affirmatively sporty cues all around. When you factor in the lengthy wheelbase, along with scooped-out front doors with integrated vents, and ravishing-looking 20-inch alloy wheels. Also, the sloping roofline of the Taycan meets its rising beltline right at the C-pillar.

Porsche Taycan Front Design

The signature LED elements of the Taycan are peculiar in their design, whilst the rectangular headlamps are set high and deep on either side of the sloping bonnet. Meanwhile, the drooping side elements integrate air intakes, and the sculpted bumper gets neat aero touches plus a lip spoiler. The general stance of the car is pretty pronounced in the way it sits and looks on the tarmac.

Porsche Taycan Rear Three Quarter Design

Approaching the rear fascia of the Taycan, you will get to see the brand’s iconic and ultra-sleek LED light band and the ‘Porsche’ lettering right in the middle. The heavily-raked rear windscreen draws to an end at the liftgate, leading to the rear electronically-activated spoiler. Some might feel that the back end of the Taycan juts out a bit too much, but the bumper does get a functional air diffuser.

Porsche Taycan – Cabin and Practicality

Porsche Taycan Cabin

Interiors of Porsches have always been known for their sporty charisma and upmarket appeal, and it’s no different with the Taycan. Depending on your taste and budget, the cabin can be upholstered in the finest leathers – mono-tone or dual-tone. For those that are even more eco-conscious, Porsche offers a complete leather-free interior on the Taycan. You can also opt for a 4+1 seating configuration, while there are multiple types of seats and stitching options available too.

Porsche Taycan Cabin Space

Indeed, the quality of everything you touch and feel in the Taycan’s cabin is really quite good – unlike in some of its immediate competitors. The same goes for the overall fit and finish as well, with no sign of any rattle or odd squeaks. The front chairs are large and comfortable, offering plenty of adjustments. And while the two heavily-contoured rear seats are nice and supportive, there’s a distinct ‘tightness’ in the way this part of the interior feels.

Porsche Taycan Interior

On a similar note, the view out of the back from the driver’s seat is not that great. Those seated up front are greeted with at least three crisp digital displays, with the capacitive panel for the HVAC & seat functions equipped with haptic feedback as well. There’s also an optional front-passenger display, should you want even more screens! The plush leather-wrapped steering wheel is backed up by an elliptical & curved driver’s display, which looks nice but isn’t always all visible without moving your head around.

Porsche Taycan Boot Space

When it comes to the Taycan’s in-cabin stowage, there are two cupholders at the front, two cupholders in the rear armrest, a sleek glovebox, and some more cubbies located in the doors and the front armrest. As for the rear boot space of the Porsche Taycan, it’s rated at 407 liters. Meanwhile, you also get a front trunk (frunk) that can hold 84 liters of luggage.

Porsche Taycan – Features

  • 14-way electrically-adjustable front seats with memory function
  • Sport Mode with Launch Control
  • Porsche Advanced Cockpit & Porsche Communication Management
  • LED Matrix headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus
  • Panoramic Roof with Variable Light Control
  • Head-up display
  • Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System
  • Adaptive Air Suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management
  • Porsche Active Aerodynamics
  • 4-zone automatic climate control system
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Ambient LED interior lighting


Porsche Taycan Driver's Display

Even as standard, the Porsche Taycan is loaded with equipment. On top of that, you can always buy a lot more. Frustratingly enough, some really basic features (USB charging, ventilated seats, reversing camera) are not included as standard!

Porsche Taycan – Safety Equipment

Porsche Taycan Safety Equipment

The Porsche Taycan can be had with safety features like Night Vision Assist, Active Parking Support, 360-degree camera, Lane Change Assist, Porsche Surface Coated Brakes, Porsche Stability Management, ABS & EBD with Auto Hold Function, Multi Collision Braking, and up to 10 airbags!

Porsche Taycan – Engine and Gearbox

Porsche Taycan Charging

The standard Taycan RWD comes equipped with a 79.2kWh Performance Battery, which powers the rear wheels via a 2-speed transmission and one electric motor. The maximum output of this AC synchronous motor is rated at 402 horsepower and 345Nm of torque. This battery can go from 0-100 percent in 8 hours if plugged into an 11kW AC charger, going from 5-80 percent on a 50kW DC fast charger will require just over 90 minutes.

Porsche Taycan Performance

As for its performance, the standard rear-wheel-drive Taycan can go from 0 to 100 kph in 5.4 seconds, with Launch Control activated. Meanwhile, the top speed of this 2.1-ton electric vehicle is 230 kph. However, the Taycan Turbo S uses a 93.4kWh battery and gets two electric motors that altogether produce over 750 horsepower and 1,050Nm of torque, spinning all four wheels. Result? Well, 0-100 kph comes up in just 2.8 seconds, while the top speed now is 260 kph!

Autobreeds’s Choice

The standard Taycan RWD will be good enough for most buyers. However, if you want the best of the best, then the Taycan Turbo S is the car for you!

Porsche Taycan Technical Specifications:

Model Porsche Taycan Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Powertrain Single Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor Dual Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motors
Horsepower 402hp 751hp
Torque 345Nm 1,050Nm
Transmission 2-Speed Reduction Gearbox 2-Speed Reduction Gearbox
Drive Configuration RWD AWD
0-100 Km/H 5.4 Seconds 2.8 Seconds
Top Speed 230 Km/H 260 Km/H
Range 354–432 Km 390–417 Km
Battery Capacity 79.2kWh 93.4kWh
Curb Weight 2,125 Kg 2,370 Kg

Our Verdict

If you’re looking for the most affordable electric cars in India, focus on options like the Tiago EV or Nexon EV Max. On the other hand, if your budget is a little higher, then cars like the ZS EV and Kona Electric make good sense.

However, the XC40 Recharge sits right in the middle of this list but deserves a lot of attention. Options such as the EQC, e-tron, and I-Pace, are meant for those that want luxury in relatively-compact dimensions. Finally, the likes of the EQS and Taycan are reserved for buyers with really deep pockets!

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A: The best electric cars in India include the Tata Nexon EV Max, Hyundai Kona Electric, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and Porsche Taycan.

A: The battery of an electric car can last up to 20 years.

A: Yes, almost every electric car can be charged at home, using standard domestic sockets.

A: Depending on the size of the battery and the charging speed, an electric car can take between 30 minutes to 48 hours to charge fully.

A: Electric cars work by drawing power from a large battery pack, which then drives one or more traction motors to spin the wheels.

A: Some of the upcoming electric cars in India include the Mahindra eKUV100, Mahindra XUV400 EV, Tata Altroz EV, and Mercedes-Benz EQA.

A: Yes, a vast majority of electric cars can work in hilly areas.

A: Depending on how often and how much you drive, you might have to charge your electric car on a daily basis.

A: The future of electric cars looks good, with the global EV market progressing at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 22 percent.

A: If you do not want to keep charging your car regularly, then hybrid cars might be best for you.

A: No, fully electric cars don't need any oil changes.

A: With a maximum range of up to 590 kilometers, the electric car that offers the highest mileage in India is the BMW i4.

A: The cheapest electric car in India is the Tata Tiago EV.

A: The battery life of electric cars ranges between 10 to 20 years.

A: The cost of battery used in electric cars in India ranges between Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 9 lakhs.

A: The top speed of electric cars in India can be as high as 260 km/h.

A: The service cost for electric cars in India can be as low as Rs 2,800 per 10,000 kilometers or 1 year.

A: Government subsidies on electric cars in India can be as much as Rs 1.5 lakhs, depending on the state.

A: The standard requirement for electricity in Indian electric cars includes a three-phase input, with each output being 230V single-phase AC, and AC-001 public AC charging.

A: The starting price of electric cars in India is Rs 8.49 lakhs.

A: The most popular electric cars in India are the Tata Nexon EV, MG ZS EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Tata Tigor EV.

A: The new electric cars launched in India are the Kia EV6, Tata Tiago EV, and Tata Nexon EV Max.

A: The Tata Altroz EV, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Mercedes-Benz EQA are some of the upcoming electric cars in India.

A: Some of the most expensive electric cars in India are the Porsche Taycan, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and Audi e-tron.

A: Yes, you can buy an electric car with a budget of under Rs 20 lakhs, with options including a Tata Tiago EV and Tata Nexon EV.

A: For most owners, a good charging time for an electric car is at night.

A: The fastest electric cars you can find in India are the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the Audi RS e-tron GT.

A: If you want to be as eco-friendly and green as possible whilst also benefiting from lower maintenance costs, then EV cars might be a better choice for you.

A: Price-wise, the most economical electric car in India is the Tata Tiago EV, and range-wise the most economical electric car in India is the BMW i4.