Electric Vehicles in India

Looking to go electric? ZigWheels has all the information you need on electric cars, bikes, scooters and even e-cycles! Find out about existing and upcoming electric vehicle companies and models in India; browse through the latest EV news, reviews and videos; compare... prices of electric vehicles; and drive away range anxiety with easy-to-use online tools such as running cost calculator and charging station locator, among others. Don't know where to begin your EV buying journey? Our EV Guide will simplify your concerns regarding EV ownership with detailed articles on which electric vehicles have the longest range, what models get swappable batteries and lots more! Read More


Latest EV News

  • Audi e-tron Now Gains The ‘Q8’ Moniker With Facelift
    EV News 9 Nov 2022
    Audi e-tron Now Gains The ‘Q8’ Moniker With Facelift

    Audi e-tron facelift to be called Q8 e-tron. Available either as a conventional SUV or a... read more

  • EICMA 2022: Honda EM1 e: Electric Scooter Unveiled, Could Be Indiabound
    EV News 8 Nov 2022
    EICMA 2022: Honda EM1 e: Electric Scooter Unveiled, Could Be Indiabound

    Honda has unveiled a bunch of new products including the CMX1100 Rebel and the CL500 Scrambler... read more

  • The Facelifted Audi e-tron Will Be Called Q8 e-tron And You Can See It Tomorrow Itself
    EV News 8 Nov 2022
    The Facelifted Audi e-tron Will Be Called Q8 e-tron And You Can See It Tomorrow Itself

    E-tron to be called Q8 e-tron with the introduction of the facelift. Audi Q8 e-tron... read more

  • Mercedes Opens Order Books For GLB And EQB 7-seater SUV Siblings Ahead Of Their Launch In India
    EV News 7 Nov 2022
    Mercedes Opens Order Books For GLB And EQB 7-seater SUV Siblings Ahead Of Their Launch In India

    The pair of electric and ICE-powered 7-seater SUV siblings will debut on December... read more

  • Top 5 Two-wheeler News Of The Week
    EV News 5 Nov 2022
    Top 5 Two-wheeler News Of The Week

    The festive season might be over, but festivities from the world of bikes and scooters... read more

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Electric Vehicle Guide

All You Need To Know About EVs

Facts vs Reality

EV Myths Busted

EVs are too expensive

Fact! The upfront cost of an EV is generally higher than a comparable ICE vehicle (especially if it’s a four-wheeler). This is due to the high cost of the lithium-ion battery which powers most EVs. Some electric scooters and bikes are already priced competitively compared to their petrol counterparts.
  • While some argue that electricity being cheaper than fuel and lower maintenance costs even out the cost of ownership over long-term usage, the gains aren’t significant enough to allure EV buyers at scale just yet.
  • Having said that, costs are expected to come down, as newer EVs launch and penetrate into the market.

EVs have limited range and I’ll be left stranded

EVs don't make sense without a full-fledged charging infrastructure

EVs are not entirely eco-friendly

EVs are unsafe

EVs are not meant for apartment-dwellers

EV buyers don't have enough options to choose from

Did You Know!

EV Fun Facts

  • There are electric motorcycles that excite...

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    World's Most Powerful Production Electric Motorcycle

    There are electric motorcycles that excite you, and then there’s the Lightning LS-218. This shocker of a supersport is armed with an electric motor that makes a whopping 150kW of power and an equally incredible 228Nm of torque! This motorcycle is so powerful, that in 2018, at the Bonneville Speedweek it clocked an insane 351kmph, making it as fast as a full-fledged MotoGP bike, minus the emissions!

  • If you thought EVs are a recent phenomenon...

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    India's First Electric Two-wheeler

    If you thought EVs are a recent phenomenon in India, then boy are you in for a surprise. In the 1980s, Mysore-based Electromobiles India Limited had launched its electric moped: Komal. It was a bit too ahead of its time, not enough capabilities on hand and the company eventually ran out of funds. Imagine what it could’ve been if things went right, right?

  • India's Most Expensive Electric Two-wheeler...

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    India's Most Expensive Electric Two-wheeler

    While interesting concepts like the Emflux One and nearly-there Ultraviolette F77 would definitely qualify for this point, currently the title is held by the Bajaj Chetak. Yes, the chic Bajaj electric scooter costs more than e-motorcycles like the Tork Kratos R and the Oben Rorr. And the performance on hand, isn’t too wowing or the features too geeky to justify this premium pricing. So, until the F77 arrives in a few months, the Chetak will remain the costliest two-wheeler EV on sale in our market.

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    Some electric cars do make a noise

    With few moving parts and largely noiseless transmission of power to the wheels, electric powertrains are inherently quiet. This near-silence can pose a problem when driving near pedestrians, who might not be able to hear the oncoming vehicle. To solve this problem, some carmakers add a device that plays a warning sound at lower, city driving speeds. In fact, countries such as the US and Japan have made such devices mandatory for all new EVs. In India, the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV comes with a Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) that plays an engine-like humming sound for pedestrians.

  • Most electric vehicles get higher range figures...

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    EVs Are Less Efficient On The Highway Than At City Speeds

    Most electric vehicles get higher range figures in city conditions than on the highway. Typically, stop-and-go traffic allows an electric vehicle to recuperate some energy using regenerative braking. Highway driving usually requires less braking, so the regen system isn’t able to recover as much range. In addition, the losses from friction and aerodynamic drag are much higher at highway speeds than at city speeds. Ultimately, an EV’s range is affected by different factors such as driving style, ambient temperature and payload weight. But the difference between highway and city range numbers demonstrates the city-friendly nature of electric cars, especially in countries such as India, where EVs have limited potential as road trip vehicles due to the lack of a widespread charging network.

  • Over the last two years, we’ve seen the electric...

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    EV Sales Grew By 250% In 2021

    Over the last two years, we’ve seen the electric vehicle market evolve from a small niche in the industry to a section of the market that occupies multiple niches. Several new models have been launched, and stalwarts such as the Tata Tigor EV have been updated with better range figures and quicker charging times. Meanwhile, all carmakers in India and abroad have also been grappling with supply chain issues such as the ongoing global semiconductor shortage and economic issues. Despite these hardships, the EV market grew by more than twofold between fiscal years (FY) 2022 and 2021. The Tata Nexon EV led the charge with just over 15,000 sales in FY 2022. Overall, 17,802 EVs were sold in India in FY 2022, up from 4,984 in FY 2021.

  • A decade before the Mahindra Reva EV was launched...

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    India's First Electric Car

    A decade before the Mahindra Reva EV was launched, a small electrical company called Eddy Current Controls was developing India’s first electric car. The Lovebird broke cover in 93 as a small, two-seater EV that promised to be cheaper to run than a motorcycle or scooter of the time. Despite the claim of frugality, sales volumes remained low. At a time when Maruti was motivating Indians to upgrade to its Maruti 1000 sedan (later, the Esteem), the Eddy Lovebird was essentially a road-going golf cart.

  • If you think electric cars are any less useful than...

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    Some EVs can power a house

    If you think electric cars are any less useful than ICE vehicles, think again. Some global EVs such as the Ford F-150 Lightning and Nissan Leaf are capable of powering your house during an outage for multiple days. Moreover, carmakers are developing newer tech for two-way power transfer from a wall charger. Even government agencies understand the potential of this technology to be useful during disaster management when the power grid is down.

  • The Tata Nexon EV isn't the most affordable electric...

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    Nexon EV is the most popular electric car

    The Tata Nexon EV isn’t the most affordable electric car you can buy in India, but it tops EV sales charts nonetheless. It’s powered by Tata’s Ziptron technology and has a floor-mounted battery and a 130PS electric motor. Despite its weight and subcompact SUV size, in Sport mode the Nexon EV can keep up with even turbo-petrol cars in its price segment. Its real-world range and quiet, comfortable ride are a winning formula, but it remains to be seen if the SUV can hold its own against new, affordable EV models expected in 2022.

  • Imagine covering Delhi to Shimla in an electric motorcycle...

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    Highest Electric Two-wheeler Range

    Imagine covering Delhi to Shimla in an electric motorcycle on a single charge. Sounds impossible? Meet the Arc Vector with a claimed range of 436km! Created by UK-based Arc, the Vector not only boasts the highest range for an electric bike but it can be fully charged in just 40 minutes using its fast charger! But here’s the bummer - this marvel is limited to just 399 units.

  • What if we told you that EV two-wheelers aren't a recent...

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    First Electric Two-Wheeler

    What if we told you that EV two-wheelers aren't a recent phenomenon and existed in the 19th century?! The first patent dates all the way back to 1895, over a decade before one of the world’s first mass market cars, the Ford Model T, went into production. In 1896, an English company, Humber, showcased its first electric bicycle, intended only for the race track. It had a motor placed in front of the rear wheel, and speed was controlled by a resistor placed across the handlebar.

  • Did you know that the fastest electric motorcycle is faster...

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    The Fastest EV

    Did you know that the fastest electric motorcycle is faster than the Bugatti Chiron! In 2021, Max Biaggi broke the land speed record for an electric motorcycle with the Voxman Wattman by attaining a speed of 466kmph. This electric bike is powered by a massive 317kW motor paired with a 15.9kWh battery, and it uses dry ice for cooling.

Electric Vehicle User Reviews

  • RV 400
    1106 reviews
    It is not exaggerated 

    It is not exaggerated to refer to the revolt rv 400 as the country's first electric bike.Therefore, The design itself must be astounding.It is thought that the chinese-origin electric bike served as its inspiration for the strong attitude it adopts at the outset.The led headlamp, Which has a hexagonal shape with the revolt logo on top, Has drawn a lot of attention.

    Imran 1 day ago
  • S1
    504 reviews
    Probably the most anticipated 

    Probably the most anticipated electric scooter of 2021 will be the ola s1.It has a tonne of features, A stylish appearance, And a variety of engine and battery options.However, Given that the scooter doesn't have the same body proportions as a gas scooter, The price is a little excessive.

    Trigun 1 day ago
  • iQube Electric
    257 reviews
    The iqube is a 

    The iqube is a scooter that is both electric and conventional in appearance.It has a tonne of contemporary features, And overall performance is also fairly outstanding.This electric scooter features numerous riding modes and a peak speed of 80 kmph.

    Trigun 1 day ago
  • Chetak
    235 reviews
    Bajaj's first electric scooter, 

    Bajaj's first electric scooter, The chetak, Is renowned for its appealing appearance.The scooter has some of the newest innovations, Like a reverse gear and an upscale instrument cluster.However, The cost of this e-scooter is a little bit excessive.

    Trigun 1 day ago
  • One
    210 reviews
    The simple energy one 

    The simple energy one has a 4.8kwh battery pack and claims a 203km range in eco mode.A 4.5kw motor with 72nm of torque and a claimed 0–40 time of 2.95 seconds powers the e-scooter.Depending on the tyre choice, Its top speed ranges from 98kmph to 105kmph.

    Auto 11 hours ago

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Q. Does Bounce Infinity e1 have a charging point?
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  • Ather 450X is available in 3 colours: White, Mint Green and Space Grey.
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What are the problems with electric vehicles?

The biggest problems with electric vehicles currently are the high upfront costs compared to their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. Although new EVs with higher range and swappable batteries are being introduced, range anxiety continues to be an area of concern. Other problems plaguing EVs in India include inadequate charging infrastructure, high charging time, limited EV options to choose from, and, in recent times, concerns related to EV fires.

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