Tata Motors has launched the Nexon EV in the Indian market at an introductory price starting from INR 13.99 Lakhs. The Nexon EV is the first vehicle based on the Ziptron technology that will spawn the future electric cars from Tata Motors. Sold in XM, XZ+ (Rs. 14.99 lakh) and XZ+ LUX (Rs. 15.99 lakh) grades, the Nexon EV is powered by the company’s Ziptron technology, this vehicle promises zippy performance, an ARAI certified anxiety-free range of 312 km on a single charge, an efficient high voltage system, fast charging capability, extended battery life and class-leading safety features.
Nexon EV is equipped with a powerful and high-efficiency 129 PS permanent-magnet AC motor powered by a high capacity 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. The motor produces 245 Nm of instant torque from a standstill, enabling Nexon EV to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 9.9 seconds. The EV comes with best-in-industry dust and waterproof battery pack which meets IP67 standards. This high-density battery pack is liquid-cooled to excel in Indian conditions. The battery pack is placed underneath the vehicle body, giving the compact SUV a centre of gravity more akin to that of a sedan or a hatchback, ensuring maximum stability and excellent dynamic performance on winding roads.
In order to accelerate the adoption of EVs in India, Tata Motors is closely working with other Tata Group companies including Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Autocomp, Tata Motors Finance and Croma, to create an e-mobility ecosystem, Tata uniEVerse. Powered by Tata uniEVerse, consumers will have access to a suite of e-mobility offerings including charging solutions, innovative retail experiences and easy financing options.
The new Nexon EV sports a bold and confident design that brings into play the Impact Design 2.0 language. The new design further accentuates the already strong and purposeful stance of the Nexon, resulting in a road presence that makes it stand out & apart. The slim, wide grille-cum-lamp entity is underscored by the Tata Motors Humanity Line running from lamp to lamp, adding a touch of premium-ness through its chrome treatment and more three-dimensional form. Completing the new design of the front end is the bumper with its sporty central grille, detailed with the Tata Motors signature Tri-Arrows.
The Nexon EV measures 3,994 km in length, 1,811 mm in width and stands 1,607 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,498 mm and 205 mm ground clearance while the trunk capacity is at 350 litres. The ICE-powered Nexon has already scored five-star safety ratings at the Global NCAP crash tests. And, we expect similar results for the Nexon EV. Nevertheless, the new Tata Nexon EV complies with the latest full-frontal, side-impact and offset impact crash regulations. It gets safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD and cornering stability control, ISOFIX anchorage for child seats and camera-based reverse park assist.
On the inside, the Nexon EV cabin comes with modern design, spacious interiors, and premium sound management to deliver a comfortable tranquil drive. The vehicle also comes with a 7 inch Harman infotainment system offering top-notch connectivity and unmatched acoustics. It also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The vehicle comes with two drive mode options – Drive & Sport. It utilizes new tech features – Regenerative Braking to charge the battery while coasting, Hill Ascent & Descent Assist to make driving on slopes more convenient and Smart Regen with Creep feature allows the user to tackle congested city traffic without fatigue. When plugged into a Fast DC Charger, the Nexon EV will replenish 80% battery capacity within 60 minutes. In addition, the Nexon EV can be charged from any 15 amp plug point.
Announcing the launch of Nexon EV, Mr. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors Ltd. said, “After 16 months of strenuous effort, we are delighted to launch India’s Own Electric SUV, the Nexon EV. This high performance, connected vehicle is uniquely suited to address the aspirations of Indian customers, and making EVs mainstream. We are confident that this game-changing product will further reinforce our commitment towards developing sustainable and responsible mobility solutions for India.”
Expected to launch in the Nepalese market by mid-2020, the Nexon EV looks set to change the EV landscape with its class-leading features if priced correctly. What do you think will be the suitable pricing for the Nexon EV in the Nepalese market? Comment below.