Upcoming Tesla Cars in India – The List of Stunning EVs Coming to India

    India is pushing for a boost in electric vehicle sales as it focuses on cutting emissions. The electric car market in India is growing rapidly and with Tesla aiming for a stronghold, it naturally has big plans. Apart from Model 3, Tesla is expected to launch 5 cars in the coming years. This article says everything you might want to know.

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    Know which Tesla electric cars are likely to launch in India.

    Upcoming Tesla Cars India

    The world’s most valued automobile corporation by market cap, Tesla has been planning entry in India for over half a decade now. According to recent reports, the electric vehicle giant has finally registered a company in India. The company, called ‘Tesla Motors India and Energy Private Limited’, was incorporated on January 8. Its office is registered in Bangalore, a city in the south that has become the country’s technology hub, and it has three listed directors.

    India is pushing for a boost in electric vehicle sales as it focuses on cutting emissions. The electric car market in India is growing rapidly and with Tesla aiming for a stronghold, it naturally has big plans. The company has had plans to enter India since 2016 when it began pre-bookings for the Model 3.

    Apart from Model 3, Tesla is expected to launch 5 cars in the year 2021-22. The major ones include Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, and Tesla Model X. Take a look at the expected price chart of upcoming Tesla cars.

    Model Expected Price
    Tesla Model 3 Rs. 60.00 Lakh
    Tesla Model S Rs. 1.50 Crore
    Tesla Model X Rs. 2.00 Crore
    Tesla Model Y Rs. 50.00 Lakh
    Tesla Cybertruck Rs. 50.70 Lakh

     

    Tesla Model 3

    Tesla Model 3

    Tesla is planning to start its innings here with Tesla Model 3. A heavily camouflaged Tesla model 3 running test drive in Pune confirms the news. The entry-level electric sedan is expected to be launched in India by December 2021 or early-2022. It is likely to be offered as a completely built-up (CBU) unit initially and is expected to be priced at around Rs 60 lakh (ex-showroom).

    Specifications

    Under the hood, Tesla Model 3 comes powered by two electric motors, depending on the trims or variant. If you opt for a variant with the 75kWh battery pack, the Tesla can cover as much as 500km on a single charge. It can hit 100kmph from a standstill in 5.6 seconds. The top speed is rated at 210kmph. With a supercharger installed, the battery can yield a range of 210km in about 30 minutes. From a standard home charging socket, an average of 48km of range is added every hour. The bigger battery variant can run for 500km on a single charge, complete 0-100kmph in 5.1 seconds, and reach a top speed of 225kmph. Supercharging and standard home charging times are clocked at 270km in 30 minutes and 60km every hour respectively.

    Features

    Model 3 Interior

    The car you see above is Tesla’s most affordable offering. Reminds me of 3 words – Simple, Chic, and Ingenious! The design is simple but elegant, with zero sporty bits. The face looks attractive with a set of two full-LED Headlamps and a vertical cutout for Fog lights. The absence of a grille on the front signifies the model’s electric nature.

    Large 19-inch wheels look cool as they fill the arches rather beautifully. The all-glass roof flows in nicely towards the raised boot, giving the car a coupe-like stance.

    Tesla Model 3 is all about minimalism. ‘Less is More’ mantra befits its cabin design which has nothing fancy except the dash-mounted 15.4-inch touchscreen display with its landscape orientation. The display pretty much controls everything from the Satellite Navigation to the Sound System and the Dual-Zone Climate Control. It also displays battery conditions like its charge, usage, and range. So, it can subtly be called ‘The Hub’ of Model 3.

    Tesla Model 3 is as uncluttered as it gets! With no dedicated instrument cluster, the driver-centric info like the Odometer and the Speedometer is also inserted in the same humongous display. Shorter and slimmer than the Model S, there isn’t enough room to mount two extra seats in the rear trunk. But the 60/40 split-folding rear seats add to the versatility factor.

    Variants

    Tesla is an anomaly. While other automakers offer variants based on powertrain, Tesla offers variants based on battery packs available. The two battery variants are already specified above. Standard equipment is identical in both variants. This standard kit includes the astronomical touchscreen display, automatic emergency braking, and collision avoidance system, eight airbags, and voice-activated controls. Premium upgrades like LED fog lamps, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, auto-dimming, power-folding, heated ORVMs, and tinted all-glass roof with infrared and ultraviolet protection are optional extras.

    Major Competitors: Tesla 3 doesn’t have what we call direct rivals. Similar ranged machines expected in the market could be the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series, Volvo S60, Jaguar XE, and the Audi A4.

    Expected Launch Date: December 2021

    Tesla Model S

    Tesla Model S

    Tesla Model S looks like a healthier version of Model 3 at the first glance. No official announcement has been made, as of yet, by the company about Model S. So, details like the specifications, features, and variants are vague. Like all other Tesla models, this one runs on an electric battery too. It’s available in automatic transmission only. The facelifted Model S sedan has spilled the following info.

    Specifications

    Tesla offers the international-spec Model S in three electric powertrain options:

    • Long Range
    • Plaid
    • Plaid+

    The Long-Range variant has a dual-motor setup with an expected range of over 660km, the Plaid, and Plaid+ variants flaunt a tri-motor setup with claimed range figures of 627km and 837km respectively. All variants get all-wheel-drive. Each variant can complete the 0-96kmph (0-60mph) sprint in 3.1 seconds, 1.99 seconds, and less than 1.99 seconds respectively.

    Features

    Model S Cabin Image

    Equipped with up to 21-inch alloy wheels, a glass roof, two wireless smartphone charging pads, and a 22-speaker 960W audio system. Complete with the tri-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and an 8-inch touchscreen system for the rear passengers, Tesla Model S is a treat!

    Variants

    Tesla offers the international-spec Model S in three electric powertrain options:

    • Long Range
    • Plaid
    • Plaid+

    Major Competitors: Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Audi RS7, Maserati Levante, BMW M5, Lexus LS, and Porsche 911.

    Expected Launch Date: December 2021

    Tesla Model X

    Tesla Model X

    Tesla Model X is an SUV Electric car. It is also available in automatic transmission only.

    Specifications

    Like the S, the X is also available in 3 variants – 75D, 100D, P100D. The trend continues. The 75D features a smaller battery pack (75 kWh) and the 100D and P100D share the same 100 kWh battery pack. The P100D also features a performance motor that makes it one of the quickest and fastest crossovers in the world. However, because of its bulky body, its performance specifications are lower than those of the Model S.

    The 75D’s full-charge run is 417km, reaching a top speed of 209kmph and hitting 100kmph from naught in 4.9 seconds. The same figures for the 100D stand at 565km, 250kmph (limited), and 4.7 seconds respectively. The performance motor in the P100D brings down the range to 541km but can achieve the same top speed of 250kmph, which is electronically limited, and hit 100kmph from naught in just 2.9 seconds.

    Variants

    The X is also available in 3 variants – 75D, 100D, P100D. All 3 variants are laced with advanced features like full self-driving capability, enhanced autopilot, and 20-inch Pirelli winter tyres that are offered as optional extras. The standard kit on the 75D and the 100D are the same and both get the option of a ‘Premium Upgrade Package’. The P100D gets additional features like heated seats and steering wheel, premium interior options and, a HEPA Air Filter. However, the 8-year, infinite kilometers warranty for the battery and drive unit, and a 4-year/80,467km warranty for the entire package have won our hearts.

    Features

    Tesla names it as an SUV but the term ‘crossover’ suits it better. This is because it isn’t as tall and boxy as an SUV usually is. It almost looks like a healthier and puffed version of Model S. The Model X comes with bigger alloy wheels: 20-inch and 22-inch, gullwing rear wheels which work better in cramped-up spaces, and the hatchback tailgate.

    The inner cabin bears an uncanny resemblance to the Model S. The 17.5-inch touchscreen which takes up almost the entire dashboard, and two dedicated spots for cargo whose volumes are unknown (weird enough). The X has a standard 5-seater layout but can be expanded to 6 or 7-seater if required.

    Major Competitors: No direct rivals but size-wise it falls in the range of the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLS, and the BMW X5.

    Expected Launch Date: January 2022

    Tesla Model Y

    Tesla Model Y

    Tesla’s Model Y SUV has achieved a five-star safety rating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests with a rollover risk of only 7.9 percent. The model tested was the Long Range AWD variant but Tesla expects the same results for the other two variants as well.

    In-depth details of Model Y are unknown because no official announcements have been made by Tesla Motors as of yet.

    Same as its kins, Model Y runs on an electric motor and has an automatic transmission only. An electric 7-seater SUV, Model Y is expected to be decently priced well-suited to the Indian auto market. Y and 3 are the best-selling Tesla cars worldwide.

    Specifications

    Tesla Model Y uses the same electric motor for the Long Range and Performance variants. The only difference is that with the Long-range variant, you get a higher driving range but a lower top speed. Both the variants get AWD drivetrain with dual motors sending power to the wheels.

    The Long-range variant can achieve a top speed of up to 135mph (217kmph). It can complete the 0-96kmph sprint in 4.8 seconds. Justifying its name, the Long-range variant offers the highest range of up to 527 Kms.

    The Performance variant can go up to 250kmph and can do the 0-96 kmph sprint in 3.5 seconds. It offers a drive range of 487 Kms.

    The recently introduced Standard variant gets an RWD drivetrain with a single motor. It can also reach up to 135mph (217kmph) and can complete the 0-95 kmph sprint in 5.3 seconds. This variant offers the lowest drive range of 392 Kms.

    Variants

    The Model Y is expected to come in three variants: Standard, Long Range AWD, and Performance. The rear-wheel-drive standard variant has been recently introduced. It’s speculated to be the most affordable Y variant. The Standard and Long-range variants can fit up to seven people while the performance variant can fit five.

    Features

    Tesla Model Y Cabin Image

    Seems like Tesla has decided to take its minimalistic approach over a long way. Model Y has the same 15.6-inch touchscreen infotainment display that is like the master control for the whole machine.

    Model Y boasts of luxury features like 12-way adjustable and heated front and rear seats, electric fold-flat releases in the trunk, panoramic glass roof, dual-zone climate control, wireless charging, 8 airbags, and much more.

    The USP of Tesla Model Y is the semi-autonomous Autopilot technology which comes with features such as blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree camera, front and rear sensors, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and emergency brake assist.

    Major Competitors: Model Y will compete with New Superb, Q2 and Tiguan Allspace in the auto-market.

    Expected Launch Date: January 2023

    Tesla Cybertruck

    Tesla Cybertruck

    Tesla Cybertruck is the second major Tesla vehicle outside the mainline S, 3, X, Y lineup. The Tesla Cybertruck is Tesla’s take on a pickup truck, and it’s an absolute unit.

    Specifications

    Not disclosed yet.

    Variants

    Three versions of the Tesla Cybertruck are expected to be launched with different battery packs and drivetrain configurations. The single motor RWD version will offer 250 miles of range. A dual-motor all-wheel-drive version will reach 300 miles of range, and a tri-motor version will have 500 miles of range.

    Features

    Tesla Cybertruck Camper

    Tesla Cybertruck is a one-of-a-kind 6-seater vehicle that is built with an exterior exoskeleton. This exterior shell is made for timeless durability and utmost passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass.

    According to international specifications, Cybertruck can tow up to 14,000 pounds, has onboard power and compressed air, and has 3,500 pounds of payload capacity.

    Musk has even revealed that the cybertruck will offer the Cyberquad and an electric ATV as an option when the truck goes on sale. There will be a camper configuration as well. Musk has also mentioned an option to add solar panels to the roof that would charge up to 15 miles per day. For many commuters, that would cover a drive to work. Talk about Sustainability!

    Expected Launch Date: Not Disclosed

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