Tech driven EVs keep the car enthusiast glued

Lucknow: India’s automotive market in 2024 is witnessing significant advancements in technology-driven cars, particularly with a strong focus on electric vehicles (EVs) and connected car technologies. Here are some notable developments:

Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular in India due to rising environmental concerns and government incentives. Some of the prominent EV models available in 2024 include:

  1. Tata Tigor EV: Priced at approximately ₹12.49 lakh, it offers a range of 315 km per charge and a fast charging time of 59 minutes​ (ZigWheels.com)​.
  2. BYD Seal: This luxury EV, priced around ₹41 lakh, boasts a range between 510 to 650 km per charge, making it suitable for long-distance travel​ (ZigWheels.com)​.
  3. Hyundai Kona Electric: Available for about ₹23.84 lakh, it provides a range of 452 km on a single charge, albeit with a longer charging time of 19 hours​ (ZigWheels.com)​.

Upcoming Models

Several new models are expected to launch soon, further expanding the tech-driven car segment:

  1. Mini Countryman SE: Expected in July 2024, this electric vehicle will be priced around ₹50 lakh​ (CarDekho)​.
  2. Tata Curvv EV: Anticipated for a mid-2024 release, this model is projected to cost about ₹20 lakh​ (CarDekho)​.
  3. Maruti Swift Hybrid: Set to launch in September 2024, this hybrid vehicle will be available for an estimated ₹10 lakh​ (CarDekho)​.

Technological Features

Modern cars in India are now equipped with advanced technologies to enhance safety, connectivity, and user experience:

  1. ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems): Features like lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking are becoming standard in higher-end models like the BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQS​ (ZigWheels.com)​​ (CarDekho)​.
  2. Infotainment and Connectivity: Vehicles like the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Creta offer advanced infotainment systems with large touchscreens, internet connectivity, and integration with smart devices​ (CarDekho)​.
  3. Battery Technology and Charging Infrastructure: Improvements in battery technology are providing longer ranges and faster charging times. For instance, the BMW iX can charge in just 35 minutes for a significant range boost​ (ZigWheels.com)​.

The shift towards electric and technologically advanced cars in India is evident, driven by consumer demand for more sustainable and connected vehicles. With numerous options across various price ranges and continuous innovation in vehicle technology, the Indian automotive market is set for an exciting transformation in 2024 and beyond.

For more detailed information, you can visit sources like ZigWheels and CarDekho.

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