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Top Electric Vehicle Manufacturers in India
There are 600 electric vehicle manufacturers registered in India, and startups account for 40% of the total sales, with traditional manufacturers just recently trying to catch up at 38%. Read more...
September 4, 2023
India is still a nascent market for electric vehicles, so most people only know a handful of automotive manufacturers in the country who are making and selling EVs. But the numbers say a different story.
There are 600 electric vehicle manufacturers registered in India, and startups account for 40% of the total sales, with traditional manufacturers just recently trying to catch up at 38%. Their supplier network is 10 times the size, with 5000 to 6000 suppliers as part of the EV industry in India.
Who are these EV industry startups, and what are they making? Here’s a list of the top electric vehicle manufacturers in India, categorized under 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers, electric cars, and e-bus makers.
Electric 2-wheeler manufacturers in India
Ola Electric: Even though they entered the vehicle manufacturing industry recently, Ola Electric has quickly surged to the top as the biggest seller of electric scooters in India.
Hero Electric: Hero Electric is one of the early pioneers of electric two-wheeler manufacturing in India, with a range of affordable scooters that are known to be durable and safe.
Ather Energy: Bangalore-based Ather Energy is known for its smart electric scooters which come with advanced features like an in-built navigation assistance system, and other connectivity options.
TVS Motor: TVS has launched the TVS iCube Electric scooter, which is among the top selling electric 2-wheelers in India.
BattRE: BattRE is a manufacturer of electric scooters, and currently offers three EV scooter models that are built to be affordable without sacrificing on performance.
Bajaj Auto: Bajaj Auto, a well-established two-wheeler manufacturer in India, has also ventured into electric vehicles. They produce electric scooters like the Bajaj Chetak.
Okinawa Autotech: Okinawa Autotech specializes in electric scooters and has a wide range of models catering to different customer requirements.
Revolt Motors: Revolt Motors is known for its electric motorcycles. They offer the Revolt RV400, which gained attention for its affordability and features.
Piaggio Vehicles: Piaggio produces electric scooters in India under the brand name "Vespa Elettrica" and "Aprilia Storm."
Ampere Electric Vehicles: Ampere Electric Vehicles specializes in electric two-wheelers and offers a range of electric scooters suitable for urban commuting.
Ultraviolette Automotive: Ultraviolette Automotive is known for its electric motorcycles, including the F77, which offers high performance and advanced features.
EeVe India: EeVe India manufactures electric scooters, including models like Xeniaa, 4U, and Your.
PURE EV: PURE EV focuses on electric scooters and offers models like Epluto, Etrance, and Etron.
Devot Motors: Devot Motors is an electric motorcycle manufacturer known for its models like the Devot G5 and Devot X1K.
Everve Motors: Everve Motors produces electric scooters and offers models like Vida, Rivo, and Xenia.
Kabira Mobility: Kabira Mobility manufactures electric scooters and motorcycles, including models like the Kabira Intercity Aeolus and Kabira Intercity Neo.
Odysse Electric Vehicles: Odysse Electric Vehicles specializes in electric scooters and offers models like the Racer, Hawk, and E2Go.
Komaki Electric Vehicle Division: Komaki Electric Vehicle Division produces electric scooters and motorcycles suitable for urban commuting.
Tunwal Electric Bikes: Tunwal Electric Bikes is known for its electric scooters and motorcycles, including models like the Storm ZX, Lithino, and Sport 63.
Jitendra New EV Tech: Jitendra New EV Tech is an electric scooter manufacturer known for its models like Zeal and Reo.
Benling India: Benling India specializes in electric scooters and offers models like the Aura, Falcon, and Kriti.
NDS Eco Motors: NDS Eco Motors manufactures electric scooters, including models like Polo, Classica, and Charger.
Okinawa Autotech: Okinawa Autotech is known for its electric scooters, including models like the PraisePro, iPraise+, and Ridge+.
Techo Electra Motors: Techo Electra Motors specializes in electric scooters and offers models like the Neo, Emerge, and Saathi.
Tork Motors: Pune-based Tork Motors is an electric vehicle and charging infrastructure manufacturing startup, which has launched India’s First Electric Motorcycle (KRATOS).
BGAUSS: BGAUSS is an electric scooter manufacturer and offers models like the A2, B8, and E2.
Avera New & Renewable Energy: Avera is known for its electric scooters, including models like the Retrosa and Pravaig.
Vmoto Soco: Vmoto Soco manufactures electric scooters and motorcycles suitable for urban commuting.
Omega Seiki Mobility: OSM is part of the Anglian Omega Network, with a presence in India, U.A.E., Switzerland, Thailand, Japan and Hong- Kong. They are planning to launch a 2-wheeler model called Fiare.
Yulu Bikes: Yulu Bikes is a bike-sharing platform that provides electric bicycles for short-distance commuting in urban areas.
Bounce: Former ride-share service provider Bounce has launched the Bounce Infinity as India's first electric scooter with a swappable battery, home charging dock, and customisable skin.
Evolet India: Evolet India manufactures electric scooters and motorcycles, including models like Polo, Derby, and Falcon.
Menza Motors: Menza Motors is known for its electric motorcycles, including models like the Menza Lucat and Menza Erosa.
Gaurav Zero Emission Vehicles (GZEV): GZEV manufactures electric scooters suitable for urban commuting.
Axiom Energy Conversion: Axiom Energy Conversion produces electric scooters and motorcycles, including models like the Shaolin and Crusader.
Kinetic Green Energy: Kinetic, which has been a brand name manufacturer of ICE scooters in the Indian market, is now an electric vehicle manufacturer, offering four 2-wheeler models.
Hero Motocorp: Hero Motocorp, India’s leading 2-wheeler manufacturer, has launched an electric scooter model called the VIDA V1.
Saera Electric Auto Pvt. Ltd.: Saera has an experience of a decade in manufacturing electric vehicles, and offers a 2-wheeler electric scooter called the Yogo.
Electric 3-wheeler manufacturers in India
Bajaj Auto: Bajaj Auto is India’s leading 3-wheeler manufacturer, with a 76% share of the market. They have launched an electric version of the popular 3-wheeler, which is available in both passenger and cargo versions.
Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited: Mahindra & Mahindra has been a pioneer in electric vehicles in India. Their 3-wheeler models include the popular Treo and E Alfa Mini, and the cargo electric 3-wheelers include Zor Grand, Treo Zor, and E Alfa Cargo.
Euler Motors: Delhi-based Euler Motors is an OEM for commercial EVs in India, with the Euler HiLoad EV offering 688 kg Payload capacity, 170 km range, 88.55 Nm torque and 300 mm ground clearance.
Piaggio Vehicles: One of the world’s oldest automotive manufacturers, PVPL launched the Apé three-wheeler in India in 1999. Piaggio Ape-E-City is a battery operated electric auto rickshaw, and Piaggio Ape E-Xtra is an electric 3 wheeler tempo with extended payload capacity to deliver goods.
Omega Seiki: OSM is part of the Anglian Omega Network, with a presence in India, U.A.E., Switzerland, Thailand, Japan and Hong- Kong.
Kinetic Green Energy: Kinetic, which has been a brand name manufacturer of ICE scooters in the Indian market, is now an electric vehicle manufacturer, offering 3-Wheeler passenger EVs (Safar Smart and Super DX) and Cargo EVs (Safar Jumbo and Safar Shakti) .
Altigreen Propulsion Labs: Altigreen is a Bengaluru based manufacturer of electric 3-wheelers.
YC Electric Vehicles: New Delhi-based YC is an electric three-wheeler manufacturer that has a range of models under their ‘Yatri” brand. They have an M.S (Mild Steel) tubular chassis, a brushless DC motor, and 48V electrical system.
Electric car manufacturers in India
Tata Motors: Tata Motors is one of the leading automobile manufacturers in India and has made significant investments in electric vehicles. They produce the Tata Nexon EV, Tiago EV and the Tata Tigor EV.
Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited: Mahindra & Mahindra has been a pioneer in electric vehicles in India. They manufacture the Mahindra e2oPlus, Mahindra eVerito, and Mahindra eKUV100, among others.
MG Motor India: MG Motor entered the Indian market in 2019 and has gained popularity with their electric SUV, the MG ZS EV. It offers a decent range and features.
BYD India: BYD India is the Indian subsidiary of BYD, one of the world’s top manufacturers of electric cars. Their EV models include the BYD Seal, ATTO 3, and the new e6.
Hyundai Motor India: Hyundai has started its foray into the Indian electric vehicle market with the Hyundai Kona Electric, a compact SUV with a decent range.
Nissan: Nissan offers the Nissan Leaf, an all-electric hatchback that is known for its range and performance.
Renault India: Renault has introduced the Renault K-ZE, an affordable electric car, in the Indian market.
Citroen: Citroen has launched the electric version of the C3 for the Indian market. The Citroën ë-C3 is a 5-seater hatchback.
Mercedes-Benz India: Mercedes-Benz has introduced electric models like the Mercedes-Benz EQC, an all-electric SUV, in the Indian market.
Audi India: Audi has launched the Audi e-tron, an electric SUV, in India, and is planning to introduce more electric models in the future.
BMW India: BMW offers electric vehicles in India, including the BMW i3s and the BMW i8.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR): JLR has introduced the Jaguar I-PACE, an all-electric SUV, in the Indian market.
Volvo Cars India: Volvo offers electric vehicles in India, including the Volvo XC40 Recharge, an all-electric SUV.
Electric bus and truck manufacturers in India
Ashok Leyland: Ashok Leyland has introduced electric buses in India and is actively involved in the electric commercial vehicle segment.
EVage Motors: Punjab-based EVAge has launched a 1 ton fully-electric commercial delivery van called the FR8 with a 100km range.
Switch Mobility: A subsidiary of Ashok Leyland, Switch Mobility offers several different models of electric buses and double-deckers, and the SWITCH IeV Series trucks with a range of 150 kms.
JBM Auto: JBM are pioneers in first ever BS6/EURO 6 low floor city bus in India, manufacturing low floor buses indigenously under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. JBM ECO-LIFE (e9 & e12) are India’s first 100% electric, zero emission buses.
Olectra Greentech Ltd: Olectra Greentech is a pioneer in electric bus manufacturing and composite polymer insulators in India, with their flagship X2 Electric Bus designed and made for Indian road conditions.
E-Cycle manufacturers in India
EMotorad: Pune-based EMotorad is a fast-growing e-cycle manufacturer that offers a range of ebikes for off-road adventures, city commutes, and outdoor exploration.
Hero Lectro: Hero Lectro specializes in electric bicycles and offers a range of models suitable for different purposes.
Kinetic Green Energy: Kinetic, which has long been a brand name manufacturer of ICE scooters in the Indian market, is now an electric vehicle manufacturer, whose offerings include the Kinetic Kool E-Cycle.
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