Here is a list of top 5 electric and hybrid cars currently available in the Indian market under Rs 25 lakh (ex-showroom), take a look –
Tata Nexon EV
The Tata Nexon EV is currently the most affordable electric SUV in the Indian market, priced from Rs 14.99 lakh for the entry-level variant of the Prime series, going all the way up to Rs 20.04 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom) for the top-end variant of the Max version.
The Nexon EV Prime gets a 30.2 kWh battery pack that provides a range of 312 km, while the Nexon EV Max gets a larger 40.5 kWh unit which can help cover 437 on a single charge. Both models get a single electric motor, with the one on the Prime version producing 129 PS, while the Nexon EV Max has a power output of 143 PS, helping the EV sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 9 seconds.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder was launched in the Indian market earlier this month, with prices ranging from Rs 15.11 lakh to Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the strong hybrid version. The hybrid SUV gets a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine, coupled to an AC synchronous motor that produces 116 PS and feeds power to the front wheels through an e-CVT gearbox. The Toyota Hyryder has a claimed mileage of up to 27.97 kmpl.
On the feature front, the Toyota Hyryder SUV gets a 9-inch infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, a semi-digital instrument cluster, 17-inch alloy wheels and so on. It is currently the most affordable strong hybrid car in the Indian market.
Honda City e:HEV
The Honda City e:HEV, better known as City hybrid was launched earlier this year as the first mass market strong hybrid car in the country. Unlike the single AC synchronous electric motor seen on the aforementioned Toyota Urban Cruiser Hybrid, the Honda City e:HEV’s powertrain makes use of two electric motors along with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. This results in a power and torque output of 126 PS and 253 Nm respectively.
Priced at Rs 19.89 lakh, the Honda City hybrid has a claimed fuel-efficiency figure of 26.5 kmpl. With a 40-litre fuel tank, the City e:HEV has an effective range of 1000+ kilometres on a full tank. The hybrid sedan also gets ADAS tech including autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control etc.
Hyundai Kona Electric
The Kona Electric was launched back in 2019 as Hyundai’s first fully electric car in India, and continues to be the company’s sole EV after 3 years. Available at a base price of Rs 23.84 lakh (ex-showroom), the Kona Electric is equipped with a 39.2 kWh battery pack, powering an electric motor with an output of 136 PS and 395 Nm. It has an ARAI-certified range of 452km and can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 9.7 seconds.
The features on offer with the Hyundai Kona Electric include a seven-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment system, an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, wireless phone charging, ventilated front seats, cruise control and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support.
MG ZS EV
The MG ZS EV was facelifted in March this year, and the update brought along a range of changes including a new design, a larger battery pack and a higher range. It now gets a 50.3 kWh battery pack that provides a claimed range of 461 km on a single full charge. The front-mounted electric motor produces 176 PS power and 280 Nm torque, which enables the MG EV to sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.5 seconds.
The ZS EV gets a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, a 360-degree camera and rear drive assist feature that includes blind spot detection, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, a panoramic sunroof, i-Smart connected car tech, wireless charging, digital Bluetooth key, and more.