Electrical automobile gross sales develop 234 % in India, Tata Nexon and MG ZS EV emerge as the most well-liked


Particular person incentives and perks granted by state and federal governments below the FAME II mission have additionally helped to lift electrical automobile gross sales considerably. Nonetheless, the electrical passenger automobile section remains to be in its nascent stage in India in the meanwhile. Though this EV automobile market accounts for lower than 1% of complete non-public automobile gross sales in India, demand for it’s quickly rising.

Electrical-powered automobile gross sales in India in H1 FY 2021-22

Complete EV gross sales of all-electric automakers within the first two quarters of this fiscal 12 months, particularly from April to September 2021, had been 6,261 models, which means a 234 % progress, throughout the identical interval final 12 months. Tata Motors, MG Motors, Hyundai, and Mahindra are among the many market leaders on this sector (Verito). Tata Motors has commanded essentially the most gross sales in the identical interval with its Tata Nexon EV and different EV fashions. The Xpres T EV, which is a sedan possibility, can also be accessible from the car big, though it’s only supplied to its fleet purchasers.

Tata Motors’ EVs have maintained the expansion momentum in October 2021 with 1,586 models by way of three fashions – Nexon, Tigor, and the Xpres T EV taking its seven-month (April-October) complete to six,005 models. The corporate expects to surpass the ten,000 unit mark by the top of this 12 months to set a brand new file within the EV section this 12 months.

With 1,789 models bought between April and September 2021, MG Motors’ ZS EV got here in second, up by over 250 % or 1,278 models from simply 511 models bought over the identical six-month interval, within the 12 months 2020. The EV now has a 29 % market share. One other Tata EV, the Tata Tigor, got here in third with complete gross sales of 801 vehicles in April-September 2021, exhibiting commendable progress of 701 % from the 100 automobiles bought in April-September 2020. The Tigor EV, which has a complete market share of 13 % now, was improved earlier this 12 months with a stronger battery and different substantial upgrades as properly.

The Mahindra Verito ranked final on the listing of electrical passenger automobiles, with solely two automobiles bought from April to September 2021, in comparison with eight models bought in the identical interval in 2020. Additional down the road, Hyundai and Kia are additionally planning to launch a number of EVs within the coming months, which can embody a low-cost electrical automobile as properly that’s at the moment below improvement. Whereas the tempo of transition from conventional automobiles to EVs is far sooner in two and three-wheelers, city India remains to be hesitant to plug into electrical vehicles. Steadily with time, we hope that the mindsets of those auto fans adjustments, as with the ever-increasing worth of gas and the environmental degradation we face, EVs are the necessity of the hour for a greater future.

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