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The Indian market finally has a practical EV option courtesy Hyundai, but can it replace conventional petrol and diesel vehicles?

Dhruv Saxena
Much of the activity in the electric vehicle space in India has come courtesy two-wheeler makers so far while most car manufacturers have shied away. Hyundai wants to change that and has decided to jump on the EV bandwagon with the Kona Electric. This isn’t the first electric vehicle to go on sale in India. The REVA or G-Wiz, as it was known in the UK, came out almost 18 years ago in 2001 and we currently have the Mahindra E2O Plus and e-Verito on sale. Tata sells the Tigor EV but that is only available for commercial purposes as of now. So, not the first EV but it is definitely the most desirable and practical one.

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