Ioniq 5 To BMW i4: An Informed Look At Luxury EVs Available In India

- Advertisement -

The world of electric cars available in India is not crowded, yet confusing. We hope that this infographic on electric cars priced between 3.5 million and 10 million rupees will help you take an informed decision. Please keep in consideration that the number of EVs slated to be launched in the country will only increase from here, and we at MOVES and EFY will do our best to help you make wise decisions.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Pros

• Great driving dynamics • Rear-seating has a lot of positive feedback and is much better than similar-sized cars • The UI is responsive, intuitive and free from gimmicky animations • The ADAS has mixed feedback with lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control • You might need to pay extra attention during a test drive to see if it works well for your driving style

- Advertisement -

Cons

• No adaptive suspension makes the ride a little stiff on some roads • White interiors might be tough to keep clean after a few years • Rear windshield seems to be a magnet for dust, potentially due to the spoiler design redirecting air onto the windshield (not verified)

List Price: ₹4,595,000 | Battery Capacity: 72.6kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 631km| Range Quoted By Dealers: 450km | Fast Charge Support: Yes | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 160,000km | Est. Battery Replacement Cost: ₹2,200,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: No

Kia EV6

Pros

• Option to turn on the rear camera at any speed • Huge boot and frunk space • 8 charging ports inside the car

Cons

• Music system seems to be very underwhelming • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist has complaints about it being too strong, and increase risk of your car getting rear-ended • No adaptive suspension makes the ride a little stiff on some roads

List Price: ₹6,095,000 to ₹6,595,000 | Battery Capacity: 77.4kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 708km| Range Quoted By Dealers: 520km | Fast Charge Support: Yes | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 160,000km | Est. Battery Replacement Cost: ₹3,000,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: No

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Pros

• Easier ingress and egress for rear seats compared to C40 Recharge

Cons

• The spare tyre is placed in the boot (and not below it). It looks like it is part of your luggage now. Might have been better to give a puncture repair kit • Firm ride

List Price: ₹5,690,000 | Battery Capacity: 78kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 550km| Range Quoted By Dealers: 410km | Fast Charge Support: Yes | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 160,000km | Est. Battery Replacement Cost: ₹2,500,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: No

BMW MINI Cooper SE

Pros

• Great handling as expected from a small car of this size

Cons

• Too expensive for what it offers • Electric motor lacks performance

List Price: ₹5,250,000 to ₹5,500,000 | Battery Capacity: 32.6kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 270km| Range Quoted By Dealers: 240km | Fast Charge Support: Yes | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 100,000km | Est. Battery Replacement Cost: ₹2,500,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: No

Volvo C40 Recharge

 

Pros

• Great build quality • Better driving performance than the XC40

Cons

• Rear seats are much more cramped to get in than XC40 Recharge due to sloping rear roofline • The spare tyre is placed in the boot (and not below it). It looks like it’s part of your luggage now. Might have been better to give a puncture repair kit • Firm ride

List Price: ₹6,125,000 | Battery Capacity: 78kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 683km| Range Quoted By Dealers: 480km | Fast Charge Support: Yes | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 160,000km | Est. Battery Replacement Cost: ₹3,000,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: No

Mercedes-Benz EQB

Pros

• Excellent build quality • Excellent driving performance, ride, and handling for an SUV of this weight

Cone

• Lower range than the other SUVs • Lacks boot space and 3rd row accessibility is lacking

List Price: ₹7,450,000 to ₹7,750,000 | Battery Capacity: 66.5kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 423km| Range Quoted By Dealers: 370km | Fast Charge Support: Yes | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 150,000km | Est. Battery Replacement Cost: ₹3,600,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: No

BMWi4

Pros

• Sedan with great aesthetics • Excellent performance for driving, much better than other vehicles in this writeup since it is a sedan

Cons

• Very low ground clearance • Most people would rather go for a 5-series or M340i in the same price range if getting an electric vehicle is not a necessity • The underfloor position of the battery pack affects the seating posture in the rear, leading to a knees-up position

List Price: ₹7,388,000 to ₹7,750,000 | Battery Capacity: 83.9kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 590km| Range Quoted By Dealers: 450km | Fast Charge Support: Yes | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 160,000km | Est. Battery Replacement Cost: ₹3,500,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: No

- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles

Mukul Yudhveer Singh
Mukul Yudhveer Singh
Mukul Yudhveer Singh is an Editor at EFY. He’s an experienced business journalist who is both an enthusiast and a cynic of technology. Believes in data, as well as hunch-based journalism. He defines journalism as- reporting facts which help the audience take their own decisions, not ones that influence them!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Captcha verification failed!
CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!

Exclusive

Report Suggests India’s EV Sales Will Surge, Rising 66% In 2024

0
In 2023, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in India almost doubled due to increased consumer interest, government actions, better infrastructure, and climate change worries....

Ascend Performance Materials: Pioneering Innovation in the Electronics Sector

0
Bridging material advancements in plastics and technological progress, Ascend leads with customised solutions for a safer, reliable and greener tomorrow. Q. How would you explain...

DigiKey Expands Portfolio With 3PEAK

0
This collaboration adds amplifiers, interface components, data converters, and more, catering to industries such as communication, industrial, medical, and automotive.  In a strategic move aimed...

Buzz

CleanMax Alliance With Apple To Boost Renewable Energy In India

0
These installations are anticipated to reduce approximately 207,000 tons of CO2 emissions over their operational lifespan. CleanMax announced a significant joint venture with technology giant...

Ramkrishna Forgings To Supply Powertrain Parts To Top US Electric Carmaker

0
Indian producer of rolled, forged, and machined products enter the US electric vehicle market for the first time. Ramkrishna Forgings, an Indian supplier of rolled,...

Microsoft’s $1.5B AI Venture In UAE Stirs Global Interest

0
New partnership with G42 promises transformative AI advancements in emerging markets, impacting tech and geopolitics. Microsoft has announced a strategic $1.5 billion investment in UAE-based...

Important Sectors

CleanMax Alliance With Apple To Boost Renewable Energy In India

0
These installations are anticipated to reduce approximately 207,000 tons of CO2 emissions over their operational lifespan. CleanMax announced a significant joint venture with technology giant...

Ramkrishna Forgings To Supply Powertrain Parts To Top US Electric Carmaker

0
Indian producer of rolled, forged, and machined products enter the US electric vehicle market for the first time. Ramkrishna Forgings, an Indian supplier of rolled,...

Tesla Power, E-Ashwa To Introduce India’s First EV With Fire Safety Tech

0
The partnership also expands to include the provision of after-sales support for electric vehicle customers by establishing a comprehensive network of sales and service...

Elektrobit Introduces EB zoneo GatewayCore Featuring Infineon’s AURIX TC4x

0
The EB zoneo GatewayCore is designed to connect hardware-dependent accelerators with the Classic AUTOSAR framework, providing adaptable support for intricate routing scenarios. Elektrobit, a premier...

Raptee’s Cell Chemistry Extends Battery Life, Says Dinesh Arjun

0
The Co-founder and CEO of Raptee disclosed that the company is currently sourcing its cells from a variety of countries. Dinesh Arjun, the Co-founder and...

Manufacturing

Ramkrishna Forgings To Supply Powertrain Parts To Top US Electric Carmaker

0
Indian producer of rolled, forged, and machined products enter the US electric vehicle market for the first time. Ramkrishna Forgings, an Indian supplier of rolled,...

AVL And Red Bull To Create High-Density Fuel Cell Technology

0
The advanced technology, featuring ultra-high power density and a lightweight design, is said to be two-thirds lighter than traditional fuel cell systems. This partnership...

JJG Aero Secures $12 Million Investment From CX Partners

0
The Bengaluru-based aerospace components manufacturer intends to use the funds primarily to enhance vertical integration, increase production capacity at the new site, and support...

Tata Electronics Finalizes Semiconductor Agreement With Tesla

0
Ashok Chandak, the head of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), highlighted that Tesla’s initiative to establish a network of domestic suppliers for...

Sterling Tools Targets 40% of Sales from EV Business by FY25

0
This increase is anticipated to come from the EV business segment, which is integral to the company's strategy to diversify its operations. With a certain...