Electric vehicles in India Q4 2022
The Global EV Outlook is an annual publication that identifies and discusses recent developments in electric mobility across the globe. It is developed with the support of the members of the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI).
Combining historical analysis with projections to 2030, the report examines key areas of interest such as electric vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment, energy use, CO2 emissions, battery demand and related policy developments. The report includes policy recommendations that incorporate lessons learned from leading markets to inform policy makers and stakeholders with regard to policy frameworks and market systems for electric vehicle adoption.
In India, the EV market is expanding at a tremendous rate thanks to rising sales and the introduction of new product variants across a variety of vehicle categories. Key updates for the EV industry for the fourth quarter of 2022 include:
Launch of 9 electric two-wheeler models,
6 electric three-wheeler models, and
5 electric cars.
EV Sales: Sales of 3,57,248 registered EVs in Q4 2022, increasing by 28.86% from the previous quarter’s sales. While the registered E2W sales accounted for 65.13% of total EV sales this quarter, E3W (cargo and passenger combined) accounted for a share of 30.32%.
The share of E2W vehicles in all EV sales this quarter was the only one to increase. Other categories overall saw a little dip.
According to a state-by-state study of the statistics, Uttar Pradesh continued to account for the bulk of sales (14.33%) in this quarter, followed by Maharashtra (13.78%). Unregistered E2W sales of 8 OEMs have been accounted for in this quarter.
By the conclusion of the fourth quarter of 2022, there will be over 26,000 charge points established throughout India.
EV sales worldwide: In the nine markets that were examined (China, United States, Germany, UK, France, Norway, South Korea, Netherlands, and Japan), the total sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) climbed by more than 23% this quarter to 24,83,021 units from 20,17,714 units in Q3 2022. Nonetheless, the increase in sales from Q42021 to Q42022 was remarkable, increasing by more than 56%.
Frequently Asked Questions on Electric Cars
Do electric cars have engines?
Electric cars have an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. The motor is powered by a large battery pack placed in the car, which can be recharged through a wall socket or portable charger.
Which are the best electric cars in India?
There are currently 28 electric cars available for sale in India. The popular electric cars are ev6, tiago ev, tigor ev, kona electric, atto 3.
Can You Charge An Electric Car With Solar Energy?
If you own an electric vehicle (EV) or are planning to get one, it makes perfect sense to install a solar rooftop power plant at your home. This is because solar panels are a great way to power your electric car; even a small solar array with 30 panels can do the trick.
Further, the price of Solar PV systems is declining rapidly, so this is the perfect time to embrace solar energy as a source of emission-free electricity for your car and other connected loads of your home. If you are not yet convinced, we have put together an explainer on the different things to consider before installing solar panels at home, for details please check the link https://www.hvsolar.co.in/post/what-is-solar-on-grid-system-and-its-key-benefits.
How long does the battery of an electric car last?
Depending on the size of the battery pack of an EV, the battery can last for a range of 100-450 km. To give some clarity, a mid-sized 22 kWh battery gives a range of around 130-160 kms. In India, the Kia EV6 GT line, offers the best range among all electric cars.
Can we charge electric cars at home?
Home charging can be done via the installation of a home charging point or an EVSE supply for a 3-pin plug socket that is provided by the carmaker. The home charging point is faster and has built-in safety features.
How long does the electric car take time to charge?
The charge time for an EV can range from 30 minutes to 12 hours depending on the size of the battery and speed of the charger. The average charging time takes around 8 hours from zero to full battery with a 7 kW charging point.
How does Electric car work?
All-electric vehicles (EVs) have an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. The vehicle uses a large traction battery pack to power the electric motor and must be plugged in to a charging station or wall outlet to charge.
Top Electric Cars in the Indian Market
1. Tata Nexon EV With a 3 Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, the Nexon EV is one of the most impressive EV SUVs out there. Its Li-ion Polymer battery is equipped with liquid cooling to ensure that temperatures remain relatively low even after a long drive. Even though it relies on electricity, this car can generate impressive peak powers of 127bhp. Moonlit Silver, Signature Teal Blue and Glacier White are the three colour options you can choose from.
Battery Capacity – 30.2kWh
Distance per Charge – 312 km/full charge
Recharge Time – 0-80% charge in 60 minutes with a fast charger.
Awards – Winner of Subcompact SUV of the Year Award at the 2018 edition of NDTV’s Car and Bike Awards. (1)
Price – Starting from Rs.13.99 lakh.
2. MG ZS EV The British MG brand offers a premium EV, which counts as one of the top electric cars in India. It is powered by a similar motor like that in the Tata Nexon EV. This impressively designed SUV boasts several brilliant features, including a 448-litre boot space, diamond-cut machined alloy wheels and power-assisted electric steering. It can also produce an immense torque of 353 Nm.
Battery Capacity – 44.5kWh
Distance per Charge– 340km/full charge
Recharge Time – Fast charging in 50 minutes. The normal charge takes 6-8 hours.
Price – Starting from Rs.20.88 lakh.
3. Tata Tigor EV Powered by a three-phase AC induction motor, this electric sedan comes in Egyptian Blue and Pearlescent White colour options. The 310-litre boot space is an additional facility that can be very handy while storing luggage.
You can expect max powers of 40bhp from this vehicle, along with peak torque of 105 Nm. Under ideal driving conditions, this car can reach speeds of 80kmph.
Battery Capacity – 21.5kWh
Distance per Charge – 142km/full charge
Recharge Time – Fast charging in 90 minutes and normal charging in six hours.
Price – Starting from Rs.9.54 lakh.
4. Hyundai Kona Electric Equipped with the advanced Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM), the Kona Electric is considered one of the best electric vehicles in India. It has a fierce pickup reaching 100kmph in just under 10 seconds.
Along with its spectacular mileage, this car can produce immense torque at 395 Nm. Power-wise, the Kona Electric can generate around 134bhp under ideal conditions.
Battery Capacity – 39.2kWh
Distance per Charge – 452km/full charge
Recharge Time – 57-minute fast charging and normal charging in six hours.
Awards won – Winner of Electronic Vehicle of the Year Award at the 2019 Tech and Auto Awards. (4)
Price – Starting from Rs.23.71 lakh.
5. Mahindra e2oPlus A smaller body and a bevy of colour options are what define the e2oPlus from Mahindra. Although nowhere nearly as powerful as the electric SUVs in this list, it is perfect as a commute vehicle. Its 3-phase, AC Induction Motor is equipped with a lithium-ion battery, weighing 84 kg. It can generate maximum torque and power of 70Nm and 25bhp, respectively.
Battery Capacity – 10.08kWh
Distance per Charge – 99.9km/full charge
Recharge Time – 75 minutes with a fast charger and six hours with a standard charger.
Price – Starting from Rs.7.57 lakh.
6. Mahindra e-Verito Another Mahindra offering, the e-Verito is a sedan, unlike the e2oPlus. It is equipped with a similar AC-induction, three-phase motor.
However, this vehicle offers an immense boot space, around 510-litre, which makes it perfect for hauling large bags and equipment. Additional features include an electro-hydraulic power steering and tubeless steel wheels. However, it is only available in a Diamond White shade.
Battery Capacity – 21.2kWh
Distance per Charge – 140km/full charge
Recharge Time – Fast charging in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Price – Starting from Rs.10.11 lakh.
What are the upcoming electric cars?
Upcoming electric cars in India include ec3, eqa, ioniq, bz4x, air ev.
Do electric cars work in hilly areas?
An electric vehicle has separate motors for each wheel or each pair of wheels and produces more torque instantaneously as compared to an ICE. It can climb steep mountains easily.
Should I charge an electric car every night?
Most EV owners choose to charge their vehicles at home overnight The batteries that power these vehicles are designed to hold their charge for longer so they often do not need to be charged every night.
What is the future of electric cars ?
Electric cars are the most viable replacement for combustion engines. EVs will become a more economical option than gasoline and diesel vehicles, largely due to massive reductions in the cost of batteries over the next few years.
Which are the best hybrid or electric cars?
The difference between a hybrid car and an electric car is that the hybrid car derives some of its power from the combustion engine. A true electric car gets all of its power from a battery pack or a similar electrical source. Some of the best from categories are: Electric: ev6, tiago ev, tigor ev, kona electric, atto 3 & Hybrid: urban cruiser hyryder, xc90, vellfire, camry, cayenne
Do electric cars need oil changes?
Electric cars do not require oil changes, because there is no oil used to run the engines. Same for fan belts, air filters, spark plugs or any of the other parts that need occasional replacement in a petrol or diesel car.
What is an electric car?
An electric car is a motor vehicle which is powered by electricity rather than combustible fuels like petrol or diesel, or even CNG. Instead of an internal combustion engine (ICE), electric cars use a refillable battery and electric motor setup for propulsion.
How do electric cars work?
All electric cars use a battery pack which stores electrical energy and powers one or more electric motors. This electric motor transmits the mechanical energy to the transmission which then rotates the wheels. An electric car’s battery needs to be recharged by plugging it into a charging station, or any compatible source of electricity.
Do electric cars have gears?
Electric cars don’t have gears in the conventional sense as offered in internal combustion engine (ICE) cars with manual transmissions. However, the majority of EVs use a single-gear (single-speed) automatic transmission.
Do electric cars have transmissions?
Yes, all electric cars have a single-speed automatic transmission. However, this is not the same as a transmission in a combustion-engined car, which usually has gears.
How to charge an electric car?
There are many ways to charge an electric car. You can charge your electric car at home using a 15A socket or wallbox AC charger. Your electric car can also be charged from most charging stations, and also at a faster speed using a DC fast charger that can be found at a charging station.
When was the first electric car invented?
The first electric car that was practical and driven was invented in 1884 by Thomas Parker in England. However, the first-ever person-carrying electric vehicle was invented a bit earlier in 1881 by Gustave Trouvé, who fitted an electric motor in a tricycle. Also, small-scale uses of electric propulsion systems had begun as early as the 1830s.
How to open an electric car charging station in India?
To open a charging station in India, the basic requirements include availability of land, investment and compatible electrical infrastructure. Also, as per the Indian government, you don’t need a license to open an electric car charging station as long as you meet the standards set by the Ministry of Power. Various independent manufacturers of EV chargers are open to partner with individuals interested in setting up a compliant charging station.
How to make an electric car?
Compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, electric cars are easier to make as they have fewer components. These components include a body, a battery pack, an energy management system and an electric motor. However, it must be compliant with various safety norms stated in the Motor Vehicle Act and related regulations. We would like to share that building a road-legal electric car is a big task best left to the experts.
Source: JKM Research, Vaahan Board etc.