17 Apr 2020 Amit Saraswat
UPDATE- Tata Nexon EV has become the most selling electric SUV of India. Tata Motors sold 198 units of the Nexon EV SUV in March 2020 despite the lockdown and COVID-19.
When Hyundai launched the Kona EV, it was a step in the right direction. However, priced at over Rs 25 lakh on-road, it was far from the reach of a prospective e-SUV customer. Also, it was a concern at that time because of the lack of charging infrastructure and other obvious reasons. Then MG Motor followed Hyundai and launched the more affordable ZS EV and it undercut the Kona EV despite giving more performance and equivalent range. It was also well received by the market. Then Tata Nexon EV SUV came into the picture and the one we have been most impressed with!
At the launch of the Tata Nexon EV SUV, we were shocked by its value propositions and the package on offer. It is by far the most affordable and best E-SUV you can buy in India right now without compromising on anything. But what makes it perfect? Today we tell you 5 reasons why we love the Tata Nexon EV
From OH to WOAH! This is what you will experience in the Nexon EV. The blistering performance which comes instantaneously the second you touch the pedal thanks to the torque delivery at zero rpm. If we talk numbers, Nexon EV belts out 129 Ps and 245 Nm of torque and the motor takes power from a 30.2 kWh battery pack. Tata Nexon EV does 0-100 sprint in just 9.9 seconds but you fell it much faster till it touches 60 km/h. Watch the video below to see how quick it flies!
Tata Nexon EV was the first car to come with Tata's connected car technology. It boasts with a lot of helpful features like mobile analysis, driver behaviour, available range, charge history, geo-fencing, live location with location sharing and a lot more. You can even pre-heat or pre-cool your car remotely via the mobile app. Some unique features like drive modes, electric sunroof, digital instrument cluster, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and leather seats etc have also been offered in the top spec LUX trim level.
We have only three electric SUVs in India right now. Tata Nexon EV SUV is the most affordable among the three and it offers a lot of value. MG ZS EV is the most powerful with the biggest battery but it also costs around 24 lakhs ex-showroom for its top variant. Tata Nexon EV with a certified range of 312 km and battery warranty of 8 years/ 160000 km. When you get to know that Nexon EV comes at a price of Rs 14 lakhs and the top variant is priced at Rs 15.99 lakhs, it screams value.
The Way It Looks
Tata Nexon EV looks stunning and gathers eyeballs thanks to the flat grille and various blue accents. With a ground clearance of 205mm, it stands tall and takes a good space on the road. As it is based on the Tata Nexon facelift, it looks fresh. The interiors look nice too with a central touchscreen, semi-digital instrument cluster and flat-bottom steering wheel adds to the sporty feel.
Tata Motors joins hands with Tata Power to set up charging stations. Supporting the Indian Government's 'National electric mobility mission', Tata Power established the first set of Electric Vehicle charging stations in Mumbai - India's financial capital. Now present in Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. Tata Power will set up more charging stations for a better adaptation of electric mobility.
Here were the 5 reasons why we love the Tata Nexon EV. Which one was your favourite?