India is the sixth largest market for medium and heavy-duty trucks. Over 5 million trucks are running on Indian roads. 90% of them use diesel. Source
These trucks are responsible for about 40% of emissions from road transport. Source
To reach net-zero emissions by 2070, Studies suggest that the share of electric trucks in overall freight trucks should be 79% Source
For commercial vehicles, adoption among light-duty trucks is expected at 20-25 percent, which is approximately 930,000 light commercial vehicles by 2030. Source
As the world embraces sustainable transportation solutions, Electric vehicles (EVs) have been gaining tremendous momentum in recent years This shift is not just limited to passenger cars. Commercial vehicles, particularly electric vehicle trucks, are also seeing an increase in usage. In India, thanks to government incentives, growing environmental concerns, and the need for cleaner and more efficient transportation in the logistics and delivery sectors, the demand for electric trucks is soaring. Hence, both established automakers and ambitious startups are racing to introduce upcoming EV truck models specifically tailored for the Indian market. These all-electric trucks are set to bring a whole new level of innovation with cutting-edge technologies redefining the commercial vehicle segment. Join us as we discuss the electric truck landscape, explore the current players in the market, highlight the best electric trucks available, and offer a sneak peek into the exciting upcoming EV truck models to look forward to.
Leading the Charge: Players in the Indian EV Truck Market
The major players in the Indian EV Trucks Market are Audi AG, Hyundai Motor India, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, MG Motor India Pvt. Ltd. and Tata Motors.
A few of the existing Electric truck models that have gained traction in the market are –
Piaggio Ape E Xtra 3 Wheeler
Eicher Pro 2049 EV Truck
Mahindra Treo Zor
Eicher Pro 2049 EV Truck
Tata Ultra T.7 Electric Truck
Advancements in EV Trucks: Promising Features and Technologies
Why should you wait for these upcoming EV trucks? Well, below are a few of the features worth waiting for –
High Towing Capacity
Fast Charging Infrastructure
Intelligent Energy Management
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Anticipated Electric Truck Models
One of the anticipated upcoming electric trucks in 2023 was India’s first Made in India electric truck made by the Trinton company. It boasts an impressive range of 300 km on a single charge, even when it is loaded with a weight of up to 45 tonnes.
Key players like Tata, Mahindra, and Ashok Leyland are also gearing up to launch their upcoming electric truck models in the near future. We can expect these upcoming offerings to bring exciting new features to the table, enhancing the efficiency and performance of Electric trucks.
Along with them, several startups in India poised to disrupt the market include – IPL Tech Electric (acquired by Murugappa Group), OSM (Omega Seiki Mobility), and EVage.
The future of electric vehicles (EVs) in the trucking industry looks promising, with several upcoming models and markets set to experience significant advancements.
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