Best Luxury Electric Cars In India

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By - Yaajyaansh Bhardwaj
June 5, 2024

EVs have recently become a hot topic in the automotive industry and buyers have even ventured into the luxury segment in order to purchase their environmentally conscious vehicle. It has gained traction in India and has hence drawn the luxury car makers into the mix. A finer section of the EV segment, luxury electric cars deliver a more premium driver and passenger experience.

The cars range from sporty hatchbacks to elegant sedans; dependable, rugged SUVs to rapid supercars, leaving you spoilt for choice. All these cars come with top-end specs and high-end features, but still come at a very competitive price point as their ICE counterparts. This article will list the best luxury electric cars in India, ordered by their claimed range and will assist you a great deal in choosing the car that will meet your needs.  

List of Best Luxury Electric Cars in India

ModelRange (claimed)Body TypeEx-showroom price
Mini Cooper SE270 kmHatchbackRs. 52.50 lakh
Volvo XC40 Recharge481 kmSUVRs. 56.90 lakh
Kia EV6708 kmSUVRs. 60.95 – 65.95 lakhs
Mercedes Benz EQB423 kmSUVRs. 74.50 lakh
BMW iX425 km SUVRs. 1.21 cr
Jaguar I-Pace470 kmSUVRs. 1.20 – 1.24 cr
Porsche Macan Electric619 kmSedanRs. 1.65 cr
Mercedes EQS 580857 kmSedanRs. 1.60 cr
Audi e-Tron GT500 kmSedanRs. 1.70 cr
BMW i7560 kmSedanRs. 1.95 cr

Mini Cooper SE

The quirky, fun little hatchback has the ability to turn mundane commutes into exciting drives, offering real driving fun with Mini’s legendary go-kart-like handling. It is quite the head-turner, thanks to its perfect blend of retro charm and modern quirkiness. It boasts a range of 270 km which might be acceptable for a city runabout, but could lead to more time spent charging on long road trips. 

Inside, the Mini Cooper SE sports a premium cabin laden with many features such as a handy 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, twin sunroof, to name a few. However, the hatchback has limited cabin space and two doors, which makes this luxury hatchback best suited for urban usage.

Mini Cooper SE Specifications

  • Battery: 32.6 kWh battery pack
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Range: 270 km
  • Airbags: 4
  • Seating Capacity: 4
  • Body Type: Hatchback

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 recharge

The XC40 Recharge is easily the most affordable offering in its segment and it has ample qualities to challenge more expensive luxury electric cars. The XC40 Recharge has a compact design which is easy to manoeuvre through city traffic, while the zippy powertrain which comprises a dual-motor setup enables it to do a 0-100 km/hr in a blistering 4.9 seconds. 

On the inside, the XC40 features premium, luxury seating for five occupants coupled with a host of upmarket features such as powered front seats with heating and cooling functions, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof and a lot more. The XC40 Recharge features a long horde of safety features including Level-2 ADAS safety makes it a great option for buyers.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Specifications

  • Battery: 78 kWh battery pack
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Range: 505 km
  • Airbags: 7
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV

Kia EV6

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The Kia EV6, like the Jaguar i-Pace which was also built on a heavily modified ICE platform, is instantly noticeable with its sleek and modern design, falling somewhere between a hatch and an SUV. Its swoopy, clean lines, bold stance, and aerodynamic features maximize both efficiency and performance.. 

Overall the car is an excellent package. It looks distinctive and futuristic, serves up astonishing performance and should provide a long driving range. It is extremely well-equipped, and what is nice is that it offers all the innovations you will expect from a born-electric car. Even though it seems pricey, if you wish for a full EV experience, the EV6 should figure easily at the top of your list.

Kia EV6 Specifications

  • Battery: 77.4 kWh battery pack
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Range: 708 km
  • Airbags: 7
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV

Mercedes Benz EQB

Mercedes Benz EQB

The Mercedes-Benz EQB is the all-electric avatar of the popular GLB SUV, and it carries forward many similarities inside and out. The EQB 350 is equipped with more power and torque, gets the same 66.5 kWh battery pack, dual-motor setup and a claimed range of 423 km.

The cabin is premium throughout and is fitted with seats bolstered with good cushioning and is ideal for long road trips. To correspond with the price tag of Rs. 77.5 lakh, it gets a host of luxury features, such as two 10.25 inch screens, powered front seats with memory function, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting and dual-zone climate control. 

Mercedes Benz EQB Specifications

  • Battery: 66.5 kWh battery pack
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Range: 423 km
  • Airbags: 7
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: SUV

BMW iX

BMW ix

BMW’s all-new electric SUV is a bold step forward into the future. Given a new platform, new propulsion system, new battery pack and a revamped all-new style sheet, the formula of the iX remains the same as all BMW’s – a focus on driver appeal and driving pleasure. The design is quite unique yet striking, and features a bold fascia with an oversized grille adorned with patterns.

Although it ain’t the quickest off the block, it is extremely agile and has a fun and playful demeanour behind the wheel. It is also spacious and comfortable on the inside, rides beautifully and has a funky yet practical cabin. The iX is a great all-rounder as it looks, drives and feels like a genuine born electric.

BMW iX Specifications

  • Battery: 76.6 kWh battery pack
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Range: 425 km
  • Airbags: 8
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace

The I-Pace had started life as Jaguar’s first ever battery electric vehicle (BEV). The I-Pace is interesting in design, feels grand and premium inside and moves along with utmost grace.

The crafted aerodynamic exterior allows it to zip from 0-100 km/hr in just 4.8 seconds. The luxurious experience of the Jaguar is provided by the premium seating inside coupled with a horde of high-end features such as 6-way adjustable powered front seats with heating and cooling, memory functions, two-zone climate control, panoramic glass roof and much more.

Jaguar I-Pace Specifications

  • Battery: 90 kWh battery pack
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Range: 470 km
  • Airbags: 6
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV

Porsche Macan Electric

Porsche’s foray into electric vehicles continues with the Porsche Macan EV, which builds on the legacy of the popular Macan SUV. Known for its sporty design and agile handling, the Macan brings Porsche’s signature driving experience to the luxury electric SUV market.

The exterior features classic Porsche DNA, with voluptuous haunches, a tight waisted cabin, weaved in compact proportions and shapes. Starting at Rs 1.65 crore, the Macan Electric delivers an exhilarating performance while still offering a luxurious passenger experience that silently takes you through the city.

Porsche Macan Electric Specifications

  • Battery: 100 kWh battery pack
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Range: 613  km
  • Airbags: 8
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: SUV

Mercedes EQS 580

Although it carries the tag of being the most expensive EV in India, the Mercedes EQS 580 fails to disappoint in any regard and is deserving of the price. The car features bulbous proportions from the outside which is not to everyone’s taste, but is neatly styled and represents a bold, new future for the brand.

The interior feels like a spaceship crammed with uber futuristic technology with its plush, soft-leather upholstery, 56-inch MBUX hyperscreen and the twin-screen rear entertainment system being the centre of attention. The EQS sits quite heavy, but yet can sprint to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds.

Mercedes Benz EQS Specifications

  • Battery: 107.8 kWh battery pack
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Range: 857 km
  • Airbags: 9
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Sedan 

Audi E-Tron GT

Audi e-Tron GT

The E-Tron GT is an amalgamation of striking looks, pacey performance and a luxurious experience. It is underpinned by the same J1 platform as seen on the Porsche Taycan, but features a much sharper design. The planted stance helps the luxury sedan reach 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds.

The high-octane performance offers a lot of fun behind the wheel, yet the interior is plush and comfortable, letting the passengers enjoy the thrill of the Audi E-Tron GT. It does deliver a high driving range of 500 km which allows you to maximise the e-Tron’s performance on longer routes.

Audi E-Tron GT Specifications

  • Battery: 83.8 kWh battery pack
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Range: 500 km
  • Airbags: 7
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Sedan 

BMW i7

BMW i7

The i7 is the all-electric avatar of the iconic BMW 7-series and the ride is sure to be the pinnacle of luxury driving. It embodies a limousine character and is also felt in its premium cabin. It has a 31.3 inch 8K touchscreen display for the rear passengers, plush rear seats with ottoman and massage function, adjustable backrest, and many other high-end features which make the cabin an impressive space to be in.

Loaded with air suspension, active dampers and anti-roll bars helps make smothering bumps and potholes almost non-existent for the BMW i7 and does not let any discomfort reach passengers. The sedan has performance to match its luxury, hitting 0-100 km/h in a whopping 4.7 seconds.

BMW i7 Specifications

  • Battery: 101.7 kWh battery pack
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic
  • Range: 488-560 km
  • Airbags: 7
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Sedan 

Summary

This article elaborates on the long list of luxury electric vehicles available in the ever growing Indian market. In today’s economy, customers are not afraid to stretch their budget and their aspirations are matched by the luxury brands, who have constantly launched or upgraded their vehicle portfolio.

There is a growing concern on the carbon footprint and the effect it has on the environment in India. Hence, several customers have made the jump to luxury EVs as it ensures cleaner energy, offers exhilarating performance, longer driving range, and allows you to travel with utmost comfort and peace. If you have a hefty budget and want to indulge in the world of luxury EVs, this article can help you narrow down your options and make an informed decision. 

FAQs

  1. What are the top 5 luxury EV cars in India?

    While there isn’t a definitive list of ‘top 5’ luxury EV cars in India, that list might depend on what you look for in luxury EV cars. Prioritize your needs and wants and make that custom list for yourself! For someone who considers sportiness as an attribute, that list might be Porsche Macan, E-tron GT, Jaguar I-Pace and the likes.

  2. Which luxury electric cars does BMW offer in India?

    In India, the luxury electric cars from the BMW stable are the BMW i4, BMW i7, and BMW iX

  3. Which is the most affordable luxury electric car in India?

    As of now, the Mini Cooper SE is the most affordable luxury EV in India, starting at Rs 52.50 lakhs.

  4. Which luxury electric car in India has the longest range?

    The luxury EV in India with the most range is the Mercedes Benz EQS, which can travel upto 857 km on a single charge.

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