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New Delhi: Most of the automotive companies have launched or are looking forward to add electric versions to its launch list. Here is the list of the top 10 EVs that received highest monthly average Google searches in 2021.
Tata Nexon EV
The Tata Nexon EV is at the first position of this list with 1.35 lakh searches. It is the bestselling and one of the most affordable EV in India. Tata Motor's Nexon competes in the compact SUV segment. The Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Seltos, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite and Mahindra XUV300 are the rivals.
Tata Tigor EV
The Tata Tigor EV stands at the second position. It is the most affordable EV in India and has obtained 74,000 searches every month on an average. The updated Tigor EV arrives with Tata Motors' Ziptron EV powertrain technology, which offers better performance and a claimed range of 306 km.
MG ZS EV
The MG ZS EV is one of the popular EV that we have in India which has bagged 60,500 searches last year. The biggest change that will be found in this car is the range. Now this car can cover a distance of up to 439 km in a single charge. The MG ZS EV is powered by a 44.5 kWh Hi-Tech battery pack that powers a permanent magnet synchronous motor.
Audi India has come up with quite an extensive EV offensive in India and the e-tron SUV was its first EV in our market. The Audi e-tron EV has bagged 27,100 searches last year. The Audi e-tron 55 quattro powers from two electric motors that develop 265 kW or 355 bhp and 561 Nm of peak torque.
The Jagaur I-Pace is one of the most recent EV launches in India. It has been on sale in the global markets for a few years. It takes just 4.8 seconds to triple-digit speeds and offers 470 km of drive range on a full charge.
Hyundai kona Electric
The Hyundai kona Electric has obtained 22,200 searches last year and has been in the market for over two years now. It gets a 100 kW motor which sends power to the front wheels that is equivalent to 131 bhp and 395 Nm of peak torque. Globally, the Kona also gets a 150 kW motor, which makes about 200 bhp and 395 Nm of peak torque. It can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 9.7 seconds. The electric SUV offers a range of 452 km on a single charge.
The Mahindra e-Verito was one of the first EVs we saw on Indian roads and has 8,100 searches. The sedan has been quite popular in the fleet market by EV standards and is part of government's fleet as well through the EESL tender.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC too has been around for some time now and has bagged 5,400 searches. The EV gets two electric motors, each positioned at the front and rear axles making it an all-wheel-drive electric SUV.
Powering the electric motors is an 80kW lithium-ion battery unit that can provide a driving range of 450-471 km on a single charge.
Mahindra e20 Plus
The Mahindra e20 Plus was essentially an updated generation of the Reva electric and it has seen some demand in the used car market. It has bagged around 2,400 searches and it was on sale at the time when EVs were used only for very small commutes in the city.
Even Mahindra Reva is searched by 90 people despite of being discontinues for a long time. It was technically the first EV four-wheeler in India to have gained popularity.