Electric cars 2023
On January 13, 2023, the next iteration of the Indian Auto Expo is scheduled to start. At this year’s auto exhibition, a number of new automobiles from Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, Kia, Hyundai, BYD, and MG will make their debut.el The 16th Indian Auto Expo will be dominated by electric cars, and we’ve compiled a list of EVs you can expect to see there in 2023.
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Maruti YY8 SUV
Toyota and Maruti Suzuki are collaborating on a brand-new electric SUV for the Indian market. The new electric SUV idea, internally known as the YY8, will be revealed at the 2023 Auto Expo. The electric SUV’s production version is expected to be on sale in January – February 2025. Toyota and Suzuki worked together to design an electric SUV, which would be made at Suzuki’s factory in Gujarat.
The idea will probably be longer than 4.2 metres and have a wheelbase that is 2,700 mm broader than the MG ZS EV. Its design and development are based on Toyota’s 27PL platform, a cost-effective variant of Toyota’s 40PL global platform. The vehicle will have a long wheelbase, which should allow the manufacturer to fit a bigger battery pack and a roomier cabin.
Two battery pack options—a 48 kWh and a 59 kWh—should be available for the Maruti YY8 electric SUV. Under typical test circumstances, the former is predicted to have a range of around 400 km, whilst the latter is predicted to have a range of about 500 km on a single charge. BYD, a Chinese battery provider, will be the company’s source for the LFP blade cell batteries. It will be offered with two-wheel drive and all four wheels.
TATA Punch EV
Before the year is through, Tata Motors plans to introduce the Punch compact SUV in the nation in an all-electric configuration. At the 2023 Auto Expo, it’s anticipated that the Tata Punch EV will be launched. While the market introduction is anticipated for the holiday season, manufacturing of the compact EV is probably going to start in June.
The Tata Punch EV will be built on the GEN 2 (SIGMA) platform, which is essentially an ALFA architectural modification. The Altroz and the Punch are two contemporary ICE-powered models that are supported by this platform. The floor of the SIGMA platform will be level to accommodate a large battery pack. A permanent magnet synchronous motor and battery packs will be included. The 30.2 kWh Nexon EV battery pack and the 26 kWh Tiago EV battery pack could both be available for the small SUV. It is anticipated to have a range of more than 300 kilometres.
The Korean carmaker Kia has revealed that the prototype EV9 SUV will appear at the 2023 Auto Expo. This model serves as a preview of the company’s upcoming, range-extending flagship electric vehicle. The new EV9 concept measures 4,929 mm in length, 2,055 mm in width, 1,790 mm in height, and has a 3,099 mm wheelbase. It is only a little bit smaller than a Range Rover, which will soon have its own electric version as well.
The Kia EV9 concept is built upon the same modular E-GMP electric vehicle architecture that supports the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6 and Kia EV6. It has the 77.4 kWh biggest lithium-ion polymer battery pack of the EV6. According to the manufacturer, the all-electric SUV has a driving range of up to 483 km (300 miles) on a single charge.
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Additionally, it has a 350-kW charger that uses the most recent ultra-fast charging technology, enabling its sophisticated battery electric powertrain to recharge from 10% to 80% of its capacity in 20 to 30 minutes. Twin motors are used in the prototype EV9’s four-wheel drive configuration, and it can reportedly accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (kph) in less than 5 seconds.
Hyundai IONIQ 6
At the 2023 Auto Expo, Hyundai will reveal the cost of the Ioniq 5 electric crossover. Additionally, the company will debut the Ioniq 6 electric vehicle at the auto show. It was first shown as a concept called the Hyundai Prophecy, which was also shown at the 2020 Auto Show. It is the second Hyundai vehicle to use the E-GMP skateboard design, which supports expanding battery capacities, rear- or all-wheel drive configurations, a flat floor for optimum passenger space, and EV-specific specifications.
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A drag coefficient of only 0.21 is intended for the Hyundai Ioniq 6. The electric sedan has dimensions of 4855mm in length, 1880 mm in width, 1495 mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2950 mm. It is available in two different battery sizes: 54 kWh and 77 kWh. Standard equipment includes a single-motor RWD setup, while the higher-specified model has a two-motor AWD option. While the RWD system generates 228 bhp and 350 Nm, the Dual Motor generates 302 bhp and 605 Nm. The RWD with a 77.4kWh battery has a range of 614 km, whereas the RWD version with a 53kWh battery has a range of 429 km.
At the 2023 Auto Expo, BYD, or Build Your Dreams, the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, will display the Seal EV, Atto 3, and the E6 electric MPV. This Born electric vehicle has dimensions of 4800 mm in length, 1875 mm in width, 1460 mm in height, and a 2875 mm wheelbase. Compared to the Tesla Model 3, it is 17 mm higher, 58 mm wider, and 106 mm longer. Additionally, the sedan’s wheelbase is 45 mm longer than the Tesla’s 2,875 mm wheelbase.
Two battery packs, an 82.5 kWh and a 61 kWh, are available for the BYD Seal, which uses Blade battery technology. The larger battery pack has a range of 700km on a single charge, while the smaller one is stated to have a range of 550 km on the China Light-Duty Vehicle Test Cycle (CLTC-cycle). The dual-motor and single-motor powertrains for the BYD Seal are both offered, with the former including both batteries.
The 204 bhp and 5.7-second 0-100 kph acceleration of the single-engine variant is also available. In only 5.9 seconds, the single motor with the larger battery can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour. A total of 530 horsepower is available from the dual-motor AWD model. It is said to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. According to claims, this model can go 650 kilometres on a single charge.
MG4 Electric Hatchback
At the 2023 Auto Expo, MG Motor India will display the MG4 electric hatchback. In a recent Euro NCAP crash test, this vehicle received a 5-star safety rating. Driver attention alert, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, active emergency braking, high beam help, and speed limit assist are just a few of the cutting-edge safety features that the electric hatchback is fitted with. In addition to other features, it has linked vehicle technology, ventilated front seats, wireless charging, a 7-inch digital driver’s display, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 360-degree camera, and all LED lighting.
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The new MG 4 EV is 4287 mm long, 1836 mm wide, 1506 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2705 mm. It is built on SAIC’s modular Scalable platform (MSP). It comes with two battery packs, each having a capacity of 64 and 51 kWh and a power output of 203 and 170 bhp, respectively. Both models utilise a single-motor, RWD setup and can produce up to 250Nm of torque. With the smaller battery pack, the MG 4 electric hatchback has a range of up to 350 km, while with the bigger battery pack, it has a range of up to 452 km (on the WLTP cycle).
Toyota BZ Series or Prius or Electric Hilux
Toyota, a Japanese carmaker, will display electric cars, fuel cell vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles, strong hybrid vehicles that can be charged while driving, and electric automobiles. At the Auto Expo 2023, it’s anticipated that the business will present its bZ (Beyond Zero) line. Dedicated EV models and ideas make up Toyota’s bZ lineup. At the occasion, we anticipate the brand may introduce the bZ4X electric SUV.
The business can perhaps display the brand-new Prius electric automobile at the yearly gathering. In recent times, Toyota has shown off an electric Hilux pickup in Thailand. At the auto expo, the concept model can be presented.