Automobile manufacturers are shifting their focus from fuel-based cars to electric vehicles. Last year, we saw many manufacturers launching their electric cars. Hyundai launched Kona, MG Motors launched their second product ZS EV and in January Tata Motors launched Nexon EV which is an Electric Avatar of the successful compact SUV Nexon.
Tata Motors launched the Nexon EV earlier this year and the response so far seems good. As far as the numbers go, the company managed to sell 198 units of the Nexon EVs, while MG Motors managed to sell 116 units of the ZS EV and it has recorded the highest number of sales in the electric car segment.
The Nexon EV is offered with a starting price of Rs 13.99 lakh for the base and Rs 15.99 lakh for the top-end variant (all prices are ex-showroom). The three trims on the Tata Nexon EV are XM, XZ+ and XZ+ LUX. Overall, the new Nexon EV is based on the facelifted version of the standard ICE-powered compact SUV. The Tata Nexon EV is also available in three colour options: Signature Teal Blue, Glacier White, and Moonlit Silver.
Powering the Nexon EV is a 95kW electric motor which is connected to the front wheels. The motor is paired with a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack that produced 129bhp and 245Nm of peak torque. Tata Motors claims the EV is capable of offering a range of 312km on a single charge (ARAI-certified). However, the real-world figures will be between 250-300 kms depending on what mode you drive the car (City & Sport).
Tata Nexon EV is offered with a home charger, which takes around 8 hours for a complete charge. While the fast-charging technology that requires a fast-charging station, which the company plans to install across various parts of major cities, will charge the Nexon EV batteries from 0 – 80 percent in just 60 mins.