Only 1,309 electric cars sold in India during April-Nov 2019

Tigor Electric Cars
Tigor Electric Cars

New Delhi: Electric vehicles in the Indian market has created quite a hype in recent times, just like the rest of the world. However, according to industry data and ETAuto findings, the e-cars sales number doesn’t match the hype, as only 1,309 units have sold in the first eight months (April-November) of FY20.

This number translates to merely 0.07 per cent of the total PV sales in India during the same period (April-November) of current fiscal, which were 18,82,047 units.

Currently, the passenger car segment has only three fully electric models in India, which are the Tata Tigor EV, Hyundai Kona EV and Mahindra e-Verito. Mahindra has announced the phasing out of e2o electric hatchback, due to the stringent safety norms.

In the last eight months, Tata Tigor EV has sold 491 units in the domestic market, with 102 of them sold in November alone. On average, the electric compact sedan has sold around 61 units every month.

On the other hand, Mahindra e-Verito has sold 513 units during the April-November period of 2019, with 79 units recorded last month. The EV sold 64 units on a monthly average.

A major number of these two electric compact sedan’s domestic sales are attributed to the fleet operators.

Hyundai Kona that was launched in June 2019, has sold 280 units so far till November, while it registered 53 units in November, around 35 units of the monthly average.

On the other hand, Mahindra e20 has recorded only 4 units in November and it sold a total of 25 units so far in the last eight months. The hatchback had the first-mover advantage, which it has lost completely.