5 Electric Vehicles Likely to Follow Tesla Model 3 Into India

BENGALURU: Thanks to technological innovations and environmental issues, electric vehicles (EV) are rapidly entering the mainstream. Zero emissions, negligible decibel footprint, better acceleration and extended range are some of the attributes that portray EVs as the wheels for the future. India has been devoid of EVs that have taken rest of the world by a storm; but with the announcement of Tesla Model 3 expected to hit Indian roads by next year, the EV picture is set to adopt new dimensions. Tesla’s announcement has aroused curiosity among global players to look at India as a potential market for EVs, reinforced by the country’s fast growing economy. We have spread out a list of five EVs, originally compiled by zigwheels.com, that are likely to follow the Model 3 into the peninsular country.

Nissan Leaf

First launched for the Japanese market in 2010, the Nissan Leaf is the world’s most popular EV. The five seater hatchback comes in two options- 24 kWh and 30 kWh Li-ion battery with the latter providing a dive range of 135 kilometers under normal driving conditions. Bluetooth phone connectivity, automatic climate control, four-speaker stereo, satellite radio and USB port come as standard infotainment features. Leaf is powered by an 80 kW electric motor producing 107 HP with acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 10.2 seconds.

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