The Tata Nexon EV was unveiled last year in December and also from that month, the booking of the car began. But the dilemma is that is India ready for electric vehicles? And what about the fuel economy as us Indians mainly focus on the average thing.
The Nexon EV is available in three variants, starting at an introductory price of INR 13,99,000 for XM version, INR 14,99,000 for XZ+ model, and INR 15,99,000 for top XZ+ Lux variant. The SUV comes with a free home charging device and installation service.
Tata Nexon EV Specifications
The Nexon EV utilizes Tata’s new Ziptron electric motor that develops 129 PS of power and 245 Nm of torque. There is a single-speed transmission for an automatic drive. It draws power from a 30.2 kWh battery pack and has an ARAI claimed range of 312 km. The Nexon EV’s powertrain supports fast-charging and is capable of juicing up from 0-80 percent in an hour. Using a regular charger, it takes 8.5 hours for a 10-90 percent battery recharge. Tata Motors is providing a 3.3 kW AC on-board charger with the Nexon EV. The battery has a warranty of eight years or 1.60 lakh km.
The SUV is 3,993mm long, 1,811mm wide, and 1,606mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,498mm. The car also has regenerative braking technology. The range of the Tata EV is 312 km on a full charge.
Tata Nexon EV Features
The boxy fascia now looks butch and is a departure from the angular design of the older model. Based on the IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy, the Nexon EV features an upright stance that includes new sweptback projector headlamps with twin-LED DRLs, a revised grille that is much flatter and a large air-dam with a tri-arrow signature. What sets the Nexon EV apart are the blue chrome highlights on the bumpers, the rising beltline and the EV badges, and new LED inserts in the taillights.
The interiors of the Nexon EV are largely similar to the IC version but get some EV-specific updates. So, the dual-tone grey and white cabin continues to be ergonomically designed and features chrome blue accents at various places. It gets an Altroz-sourced flat-bottom steering wheel, but more on that later. The front seats, with a height-adjustable driver seat, continue to offer good lateral and under-thigh support. It is easy to get in and out of the SUV. The rear seats are quite accommodating and the wide cabin allows three average-sized adults to sit in comfort, with the large seat base offering good support to your thighs.
Tata Nexon EV Variants
The features of the Tata Nexon EV are different as per the variants. The variant-wise features are:
Tata Nexon Electric Vehicle XM
It includes fully automatic climate control, power windows (front and rear), connected car app, keyless entry and push-button start, automatic transmission with drive and sport mode, dual airbags, ABS with EBD and cornering stability control, electric tailgate, and 16-inch steel wheel rim with EV highlight cover.
Tata Nexon Electric Vehicle XZ+
It includes 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, contrast dual-tone roof color, fog lamps with cornering ability, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, camera-based reverse park assist, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and wearable key.
Tata Nexon Electric Vehicle XZ+ Lux
It includes automatic headlamps, sunroof, premium leatherette seats, and automatic rain-sensing wipers.
Tata Nexon EV Review
Tata Motors has made their best effort to support the government’s idea of green mobility with the Nexon EV. It packs distinctive styling, is feature-rich, and the instantaneous availability of torque is addictive. Although the 312km range may feel adequate for day-to-day city needs, the lack of sufficient charging infrastructure means you cannot plan long-distance trips with the Nexon EV. Well, I think you should definitely go for it. If you don’t have daily travels between the cities then it will be a good ride.