List of Cheapest Electric Cars in India 2024

- Tata Punch EV is the most value-for-money electric car
- MG Comet is the most affordable EV on sale in India
- XUV400 and Nexon EV offers highest range

   
List of Cheapest Electric Cars in India 2024

Electric Vehicles are always associated as a premium product in the Indian market. Car buyers always prefer entry-level ICE vehicles as their first car; However, things have started to change. Several affordable electric vehicles are now on sale in the country.

Not just hatchbacks, several low budget electric SUVs are also available for customers looking to drive home their first car. Seeing the growing demand for affordable EVs, more brands are now planning to enter the EV space. In this article, we bring you a list of cheapest electric cars available in India.

List of Cheapest Electric Cars In India 2024

Model Name

Price Range

Range

MG Comet EV

Rs 6.99 lakh - 9.24 lakh

230 km

Tata Tiago EV

Rs 7.99 lakh - 11.89 lakh

250-315 km

Citroen eC3

Rs 11.61 lakh - 13.35 lakh

320 km

Tata Tigor EV

Rs 12.49 lakh - 13.75 lakh

315 km

Tata Punch EV

Rs 10.99 lakh - 15.49 lakh

315 - 421 km

Tata Nexon EV 

Rs 14.74 lakh - 19.99 lakh          

325 - 465 km                

Mahindra XUV400      

Rs 15.49 lakh - 19.39 lakh

375 - 456 km

MG Comet EV

MG Comet EV

The MG Comet EV is the most affordable electric car on sale in our market. It is available in the price bracket of Rs 6.99 lakh to Rs 9.24 lakh (ex-showroom). The base model is this 2-door EV comes with many advantages & few disadvantages.

Specs

Comet EV

Battery Pack

17.3kWh

Electric Motor

Permanent Synchronous Motor        

Power

41.42 bhp

Torque

110 Nm

Range

230 Km

Drivetrain

FWD

Charging Time (0-100%)              

7.4 kW AC Charger - 3.5 hours

3.3 kW AC Charger - 7 hours

Positives

- A size smaller than 3 meters makes daily driving through busy city roads easy
- The smaller proportions & a range of over 200km makes it a good car for city usage
- Offers decent space for 4 adults
- Premium & feature loaded interior
- Big seats for front & rear occupants
 
Negatives

- Hard to access second-row seats
- No boot space with all-seats in position
- Do not support fast charging capabilities
- Highway run is not possible in this car

Tata Tiago EV

Tata Tiago EV

Tata Tiago EV is the most affordable 4-door electric car on sale in our market. The Tiago EV is available in the price range of Rs 7.99 lakh - Rs 11.89 lakh (ex-showroom). This electric hatchback comes as a good alternative to several entry-level ICE vehicles.

Specs

Tiago EV

Battery Pack

19.2 kWh - 24 kWh

Electric Motor

Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Power

60.34 bhp - 73.75 bhp

Torque

110 Nm - 114 Nm

Range

250 Km - 315 Km

Drivetrain

FWD

Charging Time        

7.2 kW AC Charger - 3.6 hours  (10-100%)

25 kW DC Charger - 58 minutes (10-80%)           

Positives

- A good space to accommodate 5-adults
- Higher variants offer good range to do short highway runs
- Compact size helps in driving through busy Indian streets
- Gets all the required features
- Offers multiple drive modes, with sport mode offering fun to drive experience
 
Negatives

- No alloy wheels on offer
- The entry-level variants with smaller battery pack offers very low range
- Could have offered more features like adjustable rear headrests & a better touchscreen

Tata Tigor EV

Tata Tigor EV

It is basically the compact sedan iteration of the Tata Tiago EV; however, it has a bigger battery pack and offers more range. Priced in the range of Rs 11.61 lakh - 13.35 lakh, the Tata Tigor EV is only available in a single battery pack option.

Specs

Tigor EV

Battery Pack

26 kWh

Electric Motor

Permanent Magnet Synchronous

Power

73.75 bhp

Torque

170 Nm

Range

315 Km

Drivetrain

FWD

Charging Time              

15 A Plug-Point - 9HR 24MIN  (10-100%)

25 kW DC Charger - 59 minutes (10-80%)                   

Positives

- Supports fast charging - 0-80% in 65 minutes
- Offers a realistic range of over 200km in a single charge
- Good suspension setup, offers good ride quality
- Enough to accommodate 4 adults & 1 kid.

Negatives

- Low boot space
- Misses out on several comfort & convenience features
- Significantly expensive than the Tiago EV

Citroen eC3

Citroen eC3 EV

The French automaker, Citroen entered the EV space with the eC3 compact electric hatchback. Based on the C3 hatch, this electric hatchback offers space for 4 adults and a decent range. This Citroen eC3 EV can be bought online or at authorised Citroen dealerships and it costs Rs 12.49 lakh - 13.75 lakh (ex-showroom).

Specs

eC3

Battery Pack

29.2 kWh

Electric Motor

Permanent Magnet Synchronous

Power

56.21 bhp

Torque

143 Nm

Range

320 Km

Drivetrain

FWD

Charging Time                

15 A Socket - 10 HR 5 MIN  (10-100%)                  

DC Charger - 57 minutes (10-80%)

Positives

- Spacious interiors
- Engine is tuned in a way to offer easy driving experience for first time buyers
- Offers a realistic range of over 200km
 
Negatives

- Misses out on several key features including powered ORVMs
- Performance could have been better
- More options available in the same price bracket. 

Tata Punch EV

Tata Punch EV

The Tata Punch EV is currently the most desirable electric vehicle on sale in our market. It attracts huge demand among first time cars buyers or people looking to buy their first EV. It is available in multiple variants with prices ranging from Rs 10.99 lakh to 15.49 lakh.

Specs

Punch EV

Battery Pack

25 kWh - 35 kWh

Electric Motor

Permanent Magnet Synchronous

Power

80.46 bhp & 120.6 bhp

Torque

114 Nm & 190 Nm

Range

315 Km & 421 Km

Drivetrain

FWD

Charging Time          

7.2 kW AC Charger - 5 Hr (10-100%)

50 kW DC Charger - 56 Min (10-80%)      

Positives

- Realistic range of over 250km
- Feature-loaded cabin - twin 10.25-inch touchscreen
- Looks better than competition
- Feels quick & offers good ride quality
 
Negatives

- Rear seat space is low compared to the ICE version
- Higher variants are significantly pricier
- Electronics are not very reliable - several issues

Tata Nexon EV

Tata Nexon EV

This Tata Nexon EV model plays an important role in Tata Motors huge success in the EV space. The EV is hugely popular among electric car buyers, as it offers decent range clubbed with aggressive pricing of Rs 14.74 lakh - 19.99 lakh.

Specs

Nexon EV

Battery Pack

30 kWh - 40.5 kWh

Electric Motor

Permanent Synchronous Motor

Power

127.39 bhp

Torque

215 Km

Range

325 Km

Drivetrain

FWD

Charging Time             

7.2 kW AC Charger -  4.20 Hours (10-100%)          

50 kW DC Charger - 56 Min (10-80%)

Positives

- Offers several high-end features like V2L charging
- Larger 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment & digital driver's display
- Multiple battery packs & realistic range of over 250km in a single charge
 
Negatives

- The range could have been better, a realistic range of over 300km should be on offer
- The rear seats should be designed to offer better thigh support
- Reliability issues with electronics 

Mahindra XUV400

Mahindra XUV400 EV

With XUV400, Mahindra re-enters the EV space. It is basically the EV version of the XUV300; however, the length is longer than the sub-4 meter SUV. This mid-sized Mahindra XUV400 EV SUV is priced in the range of Rs 15.49 lakh - 19.39 lakh (ex-showroom).

Specs

XUV400 EV

Battery Pack

34.5 kWh - 39.5 kWh

Electric Motor

Permanent Synchronous Motor

Power

147.51 bhp

Torque

310 Nm

Range

375 Km - 456 Km

Drivetrain

FWD

Charging Time                    

7.2 kW AC Charger -  6.30 Hours (0-100%)          

50 kW DC Charger - 50 Min (10-80%)

Positives

- Spacious & feature-loaded cabin
- Fun-to-drive experience - offers drive modes
- Claimed 0-100kmph in just 8.3 seconds
 
Negatives

- Realistic range could be better

FAQ's

Q1. Which is India's no. 1 EV?
The Tata Nexon EV is currently the top-selling electric vehicle in the Indian market. This small SUV accounts for more than 50% of total Tata EVs sold in our market. In fact, it manages to outperform several affordable EVs on sale.

Q2. Which is the Best Small Electric Car in India?
Tata Punch EV is currently the best small electric car in India, as it offers a high range, segment-leading features and attractive styling along with aggressive pricing. However, customers can opt for the MG Comet EV or Tata Tiago EV for city drive.

Q3. Is EV cheaper than petrol?
The cost of buying an EV in India is definitely higher than the petrol version. However, the running cost of EVs are significantly lower compared to ICE vehicles. 
 

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