The craze for passenger Electric Vehicles (EVs) is at an all-time high, with home-grown and global brands coming out with a slew of products in the Indian electric mobility segment. However, the commercial EV market already had a niche presence in India, with a limited number of offerings from prominent commercial vehicle makers.
Here are some of the highest-selling brands for city and rural mobility in the commercial EV space in India:
The rugged and reliable highly popular Tata Ace saw a commercial EV version in 2022. Named Tata Ace EV, this commercial electric vehicle looks the same as the Ace Gold, with a familiar sturdy design comprising of rounded headlamps and a minimalist grille at the front.
Even the cabin looks similar with the inclusion of a fully digital instrument console. The powerful 36.2 bhp electric motor generating 130 Nm of torque lets it sail even on rough roads. The IP67-certified lithium-ion battery of the Ace EV electric 4-wheeler commercial vehicle has a claimed driving range of 154 km.
A product of the well-known 'Ultra' truck range from Tata Motors, the heavy-duty Tata Ultra T7 EV is the most dependable load-hauliers for tough urban and rough rural transits. It is another compact electric goods vehicle that is positioned above the Ace EV. In terms of the overall design, it is identical to the original Ultra T7.
The Ultra T7 EV truck sources its power from a 220-kW electric motor that gives out a maximum torque of 280 Nm. The truck comes equipped with a big 62.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which takes 2 hours to get fully charged and returns a range of 100+ km.
Based on the Supro compact van designed by Mahindra for rural and semi-urban markets, the Mahindra eSupro commercial EV is available in both cargo and passenger variants. In the passenger version, the eSupro is available with opposite-facing seats at the back, which makes it a capable people-mover for semi-urban locations.
The eSupro commercial electric vehicle is powered by a 25 kW three-phase electric motor, churning out the highest torque output of 90 Nm. The 200Ah battery pack of the eSupro offers a range of 112 km in the passenger version and 115 km in the rough and tough cargo version.
One of the smallest and most affordable commercial EVs in India, the Mahindra Treo Zor spearheads Mahindra’s presence in the EV commercial vehicles category. The Treo Zor takes care of your savings by providing maximum driving range with its capable 8 kW electric motor that gives out a torque output of 42 Nm. Despite being economically priced, it features a long-lasting 7.37 kWh lithium-ion battery pack offering a range of 80 km under normal driving conditions and takes 3 hours and 50 minutes to charge fully.
The only commercial electric vehicle made by Piaggio in India is the Ape E-City electric heavy-duty vehicle, which is the fully electric version of the Ape three-wheeler that is very popular in the semi-urban and rural segments. There are slight tweaks in the design of the Piaggio Ape E-City electric goods vehicle over its diesel-powered version.
Powering the Ape E-City is a 7 bhp electric motor, which generates a maximum torque output of 29 Nm. The 4.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack of the Piaggio Ape E-City returns a range of around 110 km, which is one of the highest among e-commercial vehicles in its class.
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