The Indian car industry is expecting a boom year with the release and sales of some of the top luxury or high-range electric car brands this year.
In this post, we will cover the top seven high-range electric cars that will be released in 2023. So if you are looking to make a high-range electric car purchase this year, then continue reading to know what you can expect.
Volvo will be introducing its C40 Recharge Coupe SUV sometime in 2023. Based on the XC40 Recharge, the new C40 Recharge Coupe SUV is the second EV by Volvo and comes with an electric powertrain. This electric model, however, will not get an ICE version.
Designed with a powertrain setup similar to the XC40 Recharge, the Volvo C40 Recharge Coupe SUV has a twin (of the front and another of the rear axle) electric motor set-up powered by a 78-kWh battery.
The C40 Recharge is expected to offer a range of around 420km. The electric motors are capable of generating 40bhp of power and a torque of 660 Nm.
While from the front the C40 Recharge looks identical to the XC40 Recharge, it has been designed with a sloping roofline. The rear of the C40 comes with new design features which include different tail lamps compared to the XC40 and also a twin-pod roof spoiler.
Moving to the interiors, the electric coupe SUV features the same dashboard layout as the XC40. However, unlike all other Volvo models of cars, the C40 Recharge does not come with a leather interior.
This is in line with Volvo’s leather-free initiative for all their electric cars – an initiative that it hopes to achieve by 2025. Not only does this initiative focus on reducing animal harm/cruelty, but also aims at lowering carbon emissions.
The ex-showroom price of the C40 Recharge is expected to be approximate Rs. 60-65 lakhs.
Jaguar I-Pace is a luxury electric car and its ex-showroom starting price is Rs 1.20 Cr which goes up to 1.24 Cr. This high-range electric car comes in three variants –
- Jaguar I-Pace R-Dynamic HSE.
- Jaguar I-Pace R-Dynamic SE.
- Jaguar I-Pace R-Dynamic S.
The Jaguar I-Pace comes with a dual-electric motor capable of generating 400 PS and 696 Nm Peak Torque. It can go from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and can offer a range of 470 km on a single charge. The charging time for the Jaguar I-Pace is approximately 8.5 hours.
Featuring an all-electric powertrain, the Jaguar I-Pace has also been designed with intuitive and responsive tech which includes the Pivi Pro infotainment system and Amazon Alexa. In addition, the car offers a host of voice-control features.
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First introduced in 2022, the Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ was an imported car that was assembled in India. The car comes equipped with a dual electric motor that generates 761 PS and 1020 Nm peak torque and is powered by a 107.8 kWh battery.
The Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ can accelerate and go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.4 seconds. It offers a range of around 586 kms on a single charge.
The ex-showroom price of the Mercedes AMG is approximately Rs 2.45 Cr.
German carmaker BMW recently announced their seventh-generation 7 Series sedan which will be made available in three options – the IC version, the Hybrid version, and the Electric Powertrain options.
The BMW i7 is expected to be released in India sometime during 2023.
Powered by a twin-motor setup capable of generating 536bhp of power and 745Nm of peak torque, the BMW i7 comes with a 101.7kWh battery pack that delivers an approximate range of 625 kilometers on a single charge.
The battery pack of this all-electric high-range car supports 195kW DC fast charging. BMW has said that the battery offers quick charging from 10-80% in 34 minutes.
In addition, the car makers claim that its all-electric i7 is manufactured with 80% recycled steel which makes it an ideal zero-emission mobility solution.
The all-electric version of the seventh-gen 7 Series is priced at approximately Rs 1.95 crore (ex-showroom).
The Audi RS e-tron GT comes as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) and is the fourth electric vehicle from Audi after its e-tron, e-tron Sportback, and e-tron GT versions.
The electric car delivers an output of 475 kW (637 bhp) and 830 Nm of peak torque and has a range of 481 km. It can go from 0-100 kmph in 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 250 kmph and comes with an electric all-wheel drivetrain along with four-wheel steering (optional).
If we are talking about the WLTP-claimed range, the RS e-tron GT is capable of offering up to 500km over a single charge. The charging options for the car include a 22kW AC charger and a 270kW DC charger and it can be charged from 5-80 percent within a short time of 23 minutes when done with a DC charging unit.
The company offers all their RS e-tron GT customers a 22kWh home charger which is priced at approximately Rs 2.05 Cr (ex-showroom).
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is another high-range electric car that is expected to be released in India in 2023.
The electric car offers a range of 388 to 468 km and can charge from 5% to 80% in within 22.5 minutes. The two permanent magnet synchronous motors that are installed on each axle enable an all-wheel drive that boosts both efficiency and dynamics of the car.
Its dual electric motor allows the can to generate 761 PS and 1,050 Nm peak torque. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S can go from 0-100 kmph in 2.8 seconds and is priced at approximately Rs 2.34 Cr (ex-showroom).
Hyundai Motor India will be launching its electric vehicle IONIQ 5 in India during the second half of 2023. With this launch, Hyundai will fuel its electric vehicle expansion plans in India.
While the IONIQ 5 is offered in multiple powertrain options in global markets, in India it is expected that the company will introduce its base-spec Hyundai IONIQ 5 version. Now the base-spec Hyundai IONIQ 5 is powered by a 169 hp single motor setup which depends on a 58 kWh battery pack that is expected to give the car a range of 300-350km on a single charge.
The car can go from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.6 seconds and it can be charged 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes via a 350 kW DC charger.
The starting price (ex-showroom) of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 will be around Rs. 44.95 Lakh.
Traditionally high-range cars draw the interest of a relatively smaller section of the domestic audience. However, as the aspirational class (Indian middle-class and the upper-middle-class) in India grows, the market for high-range or luxury cars, and in particular electric cars is going to quickly expand.