Top 10 Fastest EVs in India Under Rs 1 Crore

India’s electric vehicle (EV) market is rapidly expanding, with automakers introducing new and improved electric cars regularly. These EVs not only offer premium features and impressive driving ranges but also deliver remarkable performance. Thanks to the immediate power and torque delivery of electric motors, these EVs can accelerate faster than most internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in a similar price range. Here, we present the top 10 quickest EVs in India, based on their claimed 0-100kmph acceleration times, all priced under Rs 1 crore.

1. Volvo C40 Recharge: 4.7 Seconds

  • The recently launched Volvo C40 Recharge tops the list with a rapid 0-100kmph time of just 4.7 seconds.
  • Equipped with a 78kWh battery pack and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, it produces 408PS and 660Nm of torque.
  • The coupe-styled electric SUV boasts a WLTP-certified range of 530km and is competitively priced at Rs 61.25 lakh.

2. Volvo XC40 Recharge: 4.9 Seconds

  • Following closely is the Volvo XC40 Recharge, with a 0-100kmph time of 4.9 seconds.
  • It also features a 78kWh battery pack but with a different chemistry, delivering the same power figures as the C40 Recharge.
  • With a WLTP-certified range of 418km, the XC40 Recharge is attractively priced at Rs 56.90 lakh.

3. Kia EV6: 5.2 Seconds

  • Kia’s flagship EV in India, the EV6, offers a brisk 0-100kmph time of 5.2 seconds for its dual-motor AWD variant.
  • It comes with a 77.4kWh battery pack and offers two powertrain options, with the dual-motor system delivering 325PS and 605Nm.
  • The EV6 claims an impressive range of up to 708km and starts at Rs 60.95 lakh.

4. BMW iX1: 5.6 Seconds

  • The newly launched BMW iX1 is the next quickest in this price range, clocking 0-100kmph in just 5.6 seconds.
  • Equipped with a 66.4kWh battery pack and a dual-motor setup, it delivers 313PS and 494Nm.
  • The iX1 offers a claimed range of 440km and is priced at Rs 66.90 lakh.

5. BMW i4: 5.7 Seconds

  • The BMW i4 electric sedan closely follows the iX1 with a 0-100kmph time of 5.7 seconds.
  • Featuring an 83.9kWh battery pack and a single rear-mounted electric motor producing 340PS and 430Nm.
  • The i4 offers a generous claimed range of 590km and is priced between Rs 73.90 lakh and Rs 77.50 lakh.

6. Mini Cooper SE: 7.3 Seconds

  • Despite its compact size, the Mini Cooper SE offers a respectable 0-100kmph time of 7.3 seconds.
  • It packs a 32.6kWh battery and an electric motor generating 184PS and 270Nm.
  • The Mini Cooper SE provides a claimed range of 270km and is priced at Rs 53.50 lakh, with the ICE Cooper S being faster.

7. BYD Atto 3: 7.3 Seconds

  • Surprisingly, the family-oriented BYD Atto 3 matches the Mini Cooper SE’s acceleration, clocking 0-100kmph in 7.3 seconds.
  • It sports a 60.48kWh battery pack and an electric motor producing 204PS and 310Nm.
  • The BYD Atto 3 offers a claimed range of 521km and is priced from Rs 33.99 lakh to Rs 34.49 lakh.

8. Hyundai Ioniq 5: 7.6 Seconds

  • Based on the same platform as the Kia EV6, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 achieves a 0-100kmph time of 7.6 seconds.
  • It features a 72.6kWh battery pack and a rear-wheel drive system with an electric motor delivering 217PS and 350Nm.
  • This retro-styled electric SUV offers a claimed range of 631km and starts at Rs 45.95 lakh.

9. Mercedes-Benz EQB: 8 Seconds

  • The Mercedes-Benz EQB completes the 0-100kmph sprint in 8 seconds.
  • It is equipped with a 66.5kWh battery pack and a dual-motor setup, generating 228PS and 390Nm.
  • The EQB offers a claimed range of 423km and is priced at Rs 77.50 lakh.

10. Mahindra XUV400: 8.3 Seconds

  • The Mahindra XUV400 rounds up the list with a claimed 0-100kmph acceleration time of 8.3 seconds.
  • It offers two battery pack options: 34.5kWh and 39.4kWh, both paired with an electric motor producing 150PS and 310Nm.
  • The XUV400 boasts a claimed range of up to 456km and is priced between Rs 15.99 lakh and Rs 19.39 lakh.

These EVs represent a diverse range of options for Indian consumers seeking both speed and sustainability in their vehicles, with various price points and features to cater to different preferences and needs.

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