- Nexon EV launched at Rs 14 lakh, ex-showroom.
- Will be available in 22 cities and 60 dealers.
- Is available in three variants.
- Price ranges from Rs 14 lakh to Rs 16 lakh, ex-showroom.
Tata Motors has launched the Nexon EV, the all-electric Nexon that has been on the cards for a while now. It has been made available in three variants, the XM at Rs 13.99 lakh, the XZ+ at Rs 14.99 lakh, and the XZ+ Lux at Rs 15.99 lakh (all prices ex-showroom).
The pricing of the Nexon EV makes it just Rs 1.3 lakh dearer than the equivalent diesel Nexon, which is great pricing. It has a 30.2 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack that is liquid cooled. The battery pack powers a 128 bhp, 245 Nm permanent magnet AC electric motor. The battery pack and motor carry an impressive warranty of 8 years or 160,000 km, whichever is earlier. The ARAI-certified range on a full charge is 312 km, and the Nexon EV will get from 0-100 kph in less than 10 seconds, claims Tata. DC fast charging can take the battery from zero to 80 per cent in an hour. DC fast chargers will be installed at select dealerships for customers’ use. The charging network will have 650 touch points by March next year. The Nexon EV also gets a smartphone app called ‘ZConnect’ which offers features like vehicle tracking, navigation, speed alerts, offering the location of charging points, and driving pattern analysis.
The styling of the Nexon EV is that of the Nexon facelift, but it has a lot of blue accents to remind onlookers that it is an electric vehicle. It gets a lot of kit – LED DRLs and a flat bottomed steering wheel are available on the Nexon EV. The top-spec variant gets an electric sunroof, and automatic headlamps and wipers.
Tata tested the waters of the market with its earlier all-electric products like the Tigor EV, which was made available only to EESL. But with the Nexon EV, it has thrown the sales open to the public just like a fossil-fuel variant.
The Nexon EV is the third all-electric vehicle to launch recently, after the Hyundai Kona and the MG ZS. It slots into a price segment below the other two EVs, which should help it get higher numbers than them.