Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia have already confirmed they will bring the electric crossover Ioniq5 and EV6 to India by next month. Volvo too will launch the much-awaited XC40 Recharge in July.
The launch of the Tata Nexon EV Max today is among the first of many electric cars heading India’s way this year. This was the second major EV launch after MG drove in the facelift ZS EV earlier this year. Several carmakers have already confirmed launch timelines of their upcoming electric cars in 2022 for the Indian markets. Most notable among them are Hyundai Motor, Kia India, Volvo Cars India and Mercedes-Benz India. Tata Motors too may bring in another electric vehicle to expand its EV range with four models soon.
Here is a look at the upcoming electric cars in India in 2022:
Kia is all set to open bookings for its flagship EV6 model later this month. Kia will soon announce the launch timeline of the EV6, which will be brought through the CBU route. Based on the carmaker’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV6 electric SUV is currently available in the European markets. The top-spec GT variant comes with dual electric all-wheel drive system. Armed with a powerful 77.4 kWh battery back, the EV6 GT variant is capable of producing maximum output of 320 bhp and 605 Nm of peak torque. According to global certifications, Kia EV6 has a range of 425 kms on a single charge.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Motor India has already listed the Ioniq 5 electric crossover on its official website. The Korean carmaker had earlier said that the Ioniq 5 will hit the Indian markets in the second half of this year. The new Ioniq 5 will come out as part of the company’s plans to launch six electric vehicles in India by 2028. It will be launched in the country as a CKD model and will come based on the firm’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).