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High 10 quickest electrical automobiles, SUVs in India | Autocar India

Written by Raghav

We rank electrical automobiles, SUVs based mostly on their claimed acceleration instances.

Revealed On Sep 13, 2022 08:00:00 AM

Quickest EVs

Electrical Autos (EVs) are among the many quickest on the highway, barring a number of hypercars and supercars. EVs are fast off the road as electrical motors generate most torque from standstill. Right here, we’ve compiled an inventory of 10 EV with the quickest claimed 0-100kph time. Whereas some fashions have a number of powertrains, we’re contemplating the quickest accelerating model of every. 

10. BMW iX

0-100kph time: 6.1 seconds (claimed)

Value: Rs 1.15 crore (ex-showroom, India)

One other EV from BMW’s secure in India is the iX SUV that was launched earlier than the i4. It units itself aside with its daring styling and interiors. Additionally it is the flagship EV within the German carmaker’s portfolio and will get a 76.6kWh battery, giving it an ARAI-certified vary of 446km. The India-spec iX comes within the sole XDrive 40 variant that makes use of dual-electric motors and produces a mixed 326hp and 630Nm of torque.

Click on right here to learn our evaluate of the BMW iX.

9.BMW i4

0-100kph time: 5.7 seconds (claimed)

Value: Rs 69.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

The BMW i4 has a WLTP-certified vary of 590km, doable as a result of 89.3kWh battery pack that makes it the very best amongst all EVs within the nation. Its single electrical motor delivers energy to the rear wheels, and produces 340hp and 430Nm of torque.

Presently, the BMW i4 has no rivals in our market, and prices Rs Four lakh and Rs 5 lakh greater than the BMW M340i and the extra premium 5 Collection, respectively.

Learn our evaluate of the BMW i4 right here.

8. Audi e-tron 55 quattro

0-100kph time: 5.7 seconds (claimed)

Value: Rs 1.17 crore-1.19 crore (ex-showroom, India)

Audi sells one other EV right here, the e-tron SUV, and it is available in two physique kinds – SUV and coupe Sportback. Audi additionally affords two variants, the 50 quattro which will get two electrical motors producing a mixed 313hp and 540Nm, whereas the 55 quattro will get dual-electric motors that churn out 408hp and 664Nm of torque. The previous packs a smaller 71kWh battery, whereas the latter will get a bigger 95kWh battery.

You possibly can test our evaluate of the Audi e-tron 55 quatrro right here.

7. Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD

0-100kph time: 5.2 seconds (claimed)

Value: 64.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

Kia launched its electrical automobile line-up with a classy, premium crossover, the EV6. It comes with a 77.4kWh battery that offers it a claimed vary of as much as 528km on the WLTP cycle. It’s obtainable with a single-motor in rear-wheel drive configuration and dual-motor with all-wheel drive setup. The latter makes 325hp, 650Nm, and is the faster of the 2, whereas the only motor variant makes 229hp and 350Nm of torque

Learn our evaluate of the Kia EV6 right here.

6. Mercedes-Benz EQC

0-100kph time: 5.1 seconds (claimed)

Value: Rs 99.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

Mercedes-Benz’s different EV on sale is the EQC SUV, which launched in 2020. Based mostly on the identical platform because the GLC, it packs an 85kWh battery with a claimed vary of as much as 400km on the WLTP cycle. Energy is distributed by means of dual-electric motors – one on every axle – and so they have a mixed output of 408hp and 765Nm.

Take a look at our evaluate of the Mercedes-Benz EQC right here.

5. Volvo XC40 Recharge

0-100kph time: 4.9 seconds

Value: Rs 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

Volvo’s first electrical automobile, the XC40 Recharge, is a fairly sprightly automobile as its twin motors – one on every axle – develop 408hp and 660Nm of torque. The 74kWh battery pack is succesful to offer a claimed vary of as much as 418km, on the WLTP cycle. The XC40 Recharge makes for a great metropolis automotive, because of its compact dimensions, and comes loaded with tools.

Learn or watch our evaluate of the Volvo XC40 Recharge right here.

4. Jaguar I-Tempo

0-100kph time: 4.Eight seconds (claimed)

Value: Rs 1.19 crore-1.24 crore (ex-showroom, India)

Jaguar’s solely electrical automotive in India, the I-Tempo, can also be fairly succesful because it packs a 90kWh battery with a claimed vary of as much as 480km on the WLTP cycle. Its dual-electric motors produces 400hp and 696Nm of torque. The I-Tempo seems to be fairly unconventional with its cab-forward design, stubby nostril and comparatively low journey top. It was additionally topped the World Automotive of the 12 months in 2019.

You possibly can learn out detailed evaluate right here.

3. Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+

0-100kpm time: 3.Four seconds (claimed)

Value: Rs 2.45 crore (ex-showroom, India)

Mercedes-AMG’s first all-electric mannequin – EQS 53 4Matic+ – can also be the costliest EV on sale in India. It has a claimed vary of as much as 580km, however this does not come at the price of efficiency. In India, the EQS 53 will get the Dynamic Plus pack as normal and produces 761hp in Race Begin mode. Most torque is rated at 1,020Nm.

We not too long ago drove the EQS 53 and you may learn or watch our evaluate right here.

2. Audi RS e-tron GT

0-100kph time: 3.Three seconds (claimed)

Value: Rs 1.89 crore (ex-showroom, India)

Audi e-tron GT is available in two variants – the usual e-tron GT and the performance-oriented RS e-tron GT, with the latter being faster and producing 646hp. The e-tron GT will get a two-speed gearbox, with a brief first gear for fast acceleration and the long-ratio second gear for effectivity. Each fashions pack a 93kWh battery and Audi claims the RS e-tron GT has a spread of as much as 481km, on the WLTP cycle.

Piloted by Autocar India Highway Take a look at Editor Saumil Shah, the Audi RS e-tron GT set 1 / 4 mile time of 11.110 seconds – the quickest ever recorded by an unmodified automotive in India – on the Drag Star Night time Race organised by Elite Octane Inc. This makes the EV sedan the quickest accelerating manufacturing automotive in India, as per our checks.

The gorgeous design, fast efficiency and eager dealing with are among the highlights of the e-tron GT. Take a look at our evaluate of the Audi RS e-tron GT right here.

1. Porsche Taycan Turbo S

0-100kph time: 2.Eight seconds (claimed)

Value: Rs 2.33 crore (ex-showroom, India)

The Porsche Taycan has seven variants in complete. The highest-of-the-line Taycan Turbo S produces 761hp and 1,050Nm of torque, making it one of many quickest EVs on sale in India. The highest variant of the Taycan has a WLTP mixed vary of as much as 417km. Whereas the decrease variants of the Taycan pack a 79.2kWh battery as normal, the bigger 93.4kWh battery pack is elective. The Taycan Turbo and Turbo S variants get the 93.4kWh battery as normal.

We not too long ago drove the Taycan from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and you may learn about it within the September 2022 problem of the Autocar India journal. Take a look at our evaluate of the Taycan Turbo S from 2019 right here.

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