India’s own Tesla? Pravaig unveils Made in India luxury electric car with a range of 500 km

Based in Bengaluru, Pravaig Dynamics has come up with its first homegrown electric car that promises to ramp up the EV game in India. On Friday, the EV startup officially unveiled the Extinction MK1 premium electric car, made entirely in India, ahead of its launch sometime next year.

There are some big claims that will raise the eyebrows of some other EV manufacturers in India and abroad. Consider this: an electric car with a range of more than 500 km on a single charge? The Volkswagen ID.3 can barely drive 500 km. Tesla Model 3 performance variant claims a range of 507 km in a single charge. In India, the electric car with the highest range is the Hyundai Kona EV with a claimed range of 452 km. The MG ZS EV, which has a range of 340 km, is still under development to be upgraded to a range of 500 km. Even the newly launched Mercedes EQC has a range of only 350 km.

And if one runs out of juice, Pravaig claims Extinction MK1 can be replenished to about 80 percent in 30 minutes.

The car draws its power from its 96kHw battery capable of producing 200PS of maximum power and a top speed of 123mph. It can sprint from zero to 100 km / h in just 5.4 seconds.

The Extinction MK1 offers more than 500 km range on one charge.
The Extinction MK1 offers more than 500 km range on one charge.

At first glance, the Extinction MK1 catches the eye with its design that is rare on Indian roads. For some, the design may resemble that of the Lucid Air EVs. The coupé-like, futuristic design and the LED bars on the front and rear make the car stand out from the other cars currently seen.

Step inside the Extinction MK1 and you would be greeted with a luxurious cabin that resembles a lounge. There is plenty of room inside for passengers to stretch their legs and relax while enjoying the ride. Rear passengers also receive adjustable seats for greater comfort. Pravaig has not yet revealed images of the interior, however.

The two-door, four-seat electric car will be used primarily for subscription-based commercial fleets. Pravaig aims to produce approximately 250 copies of the Extinction MK1 every year. It will initially be sold in cities like Bengaluru and Delhi, before the EV startup adds more cities to the list.

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