The Electric vehicle market though slowly but is gradually picking up in the Indian subcontinent owing to the ever-increasing price of fossil fuels and also to the rising commitment towards minimizing carbon emissions. As per an independent market study by Mordor Intelligence, the electric vehicle market in India will reach up to USD 47 billion by 2026 from just USD 5 billion in 2020. Though the year 2021 had a slow start the OEMs are gradually growing with an impressive line-up of launches this year. For those who want to be a part of the brigade of conscious consumers, here is a listicle of the top 5 electric cars that are either in the pipeline for the year 2022 or have already been launched in 2021. 

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1. Audi e-tron GT

Expected launch- September 2021

This car is the perfect amalgamation of pure energy and superior performance. Powered by an 800-volt lithium battery, this e-vehicle promises a mileage of 472 km as per the WLTP measurement. In just approximately 23 minutes, the battery can be charged from just 5% to 80%.

2. Mercedes-Benz EQA

Expected launch- October 2021

This compact fully electric SUV boasts of unique features such as the thermal management system that reuses the heat generated from the electric-drive train. This vehicle promises a mileage of 426 km as per the WLTP measurement. In just approximately 30 minutes, the vehicle can be charged to 80%.

3. Mahindra eKUV100

Expected launch- December 2021

This power-packed KUV is one of the most desirable mini-SUVs that will tread the Indian roads by end of the year. Powered bya 15.9kWh battery pack, this e-vehicle promises a mileage of 150 km as per the WLTP measurement. In just 5hr 45m, the battery can be charged t0 100%. 

4. Maruti Futuro-e

Expected launch- February 2022

This completely smart coupe-style electric car is powered by batteries with a capacity of 83kWh. This e-vehicle promises a mileage of 500 km distance per charge. 

5. Renault K-ZE

Expected launch- March 2022

This would be the first electric hatchback to be launched in India. Powered by a 26.8kWh lithium battery, this e-vehicle promises a mileage of 271 km as per the NEDC cycle. In just approximately 4 hours, the battery can be charged up to 80%.

The above is a clear indication of the mission to achieve clean and sustainable transport is ON. Hence it is even more critical today to empower the professionals working in the automotive sector with the requisite know-how around e-vehicles.To facilitate such niche learning, IIT Delhi in collaboration with Hughes Education has launched a course “Advanced Programme in E-Vehicle Technology” that would help build the required capabilities and know-how in the emerging e-mobility domain.