Tata Motors has finally stepped into the Indian EV market with the launch of its first electric vehicle, the Tata Nexon EV today. The Nexon EV is offered in three variants – XM, XZ+, XZ+ and is a first in its kind to come with the Ziptron technology. Introductory prices for the EV start at Rs. 13.99 lakh going all the way up to Rs. 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom India)
Apart from the new Ziptron technology that it comes with, there are several other new features that the Nexon EV comes equipped with including fully automatic climate control, connected car app, keyless entry with button start, all four power windows, an electric tailgate. Other features like a 7-inch dashtop touchscreen infotainment system from Harman with 4 speakers and 4 tweeters, smartphone-based navigation, video playback, voice command, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available on higher trims of the EV. The car also gets rear parking camera with reverse park assist together with the steering wheel wrapped in leather.
Coming to the engine, the Nexon EV gets AC motor powered by a Lithium-Ion battery that is liquid-cooled and IP67 certified which will keep the battery pack both water and dust resistance. It also comes with a dedicated Battery Management System (BMS) which is designed for an extended battery life of up to eight years and will offer consistent performance. The EV belts out 245 Nm of peak torque which in 9.9 seconds can clock triple-digit speeds. The 30.2 kWh battery in the vehicle offers a maximum range of over 312 km on a single charge. The powertrain gets a dedicated cooling circuit in order to maintain consistent performance even in hot weather conditions.
Additionally, the car supports fast charging which allows charging up to 80 per cent in 60 minutes as compared to the 8 hours it would take to do the same using a home charger. The company claims that per minute of fast charging will give the Nexon EV a range of 4 km.
The Nexon EV is available in three colour variants- Signature Teal Blue, Glacier White and Moonlit Silver. Tata Motors plans to have 650 charging stations for the Nexon EV buyers by March 2021.