Tata Nexon EV is one of the most popular electric SUVs in the country. It competes with other electric SUVs like G ZS EV, Hyundai Kona EV in the segment. Tata Nexon EV is currently the most affordable electric SUV in the segment and that is one of the reason why it quickly became so popular among buyers. It is based on the Nexon compact SUV which is one of the safest SUV in the segment. We have seen several ownership experience video of Tata Nexon EV on internet but, here we have a video where a Nexon EV owner drives the SUV to Kaza in Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh from Delhi.
The video has been uploaded by Anjnay vlogs as per the vlogger, this is probably the first Tata Nexon EV in the country to reach Spiti. When the video starts, vlogger had already reached Kaza and was now travelling back to Delhi.
Vlogger mentions throughout the video that he was pretty happy with the overall performance of the car. It was performing well in rough road conditions. When the video starts, vlogger had already started driving towards Kalpa and had reached Nako. They had stopped here for some refreshments and when they started the car, it was showing a 50 per cent battery and 89 kms of driving range.
One of the main advantage that vlogger had in this trip was the road itself. It was mostly downhill which meant, he did not have to accelerated hard and drain the battery. He was carrying a speed of 50-60-70 kmph. As he was driving downhill, regenerative braking had started to work and driving range had increased.
After driving it for some time, the battery charge had increased from 50 to 52 percent. The driving had almost doubled to 163 kms. They were almost 89 kms away from Kalpa and as these are mountain roads, there were good patches as well as patches with no tarmac on them. Nexon EV handled all these without any problem.
Distance from Kaza to Kapa is around 210 kms as per maps. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to cover this distance in a vehicle. Vlogger managed to drive between these two places in a single charge which is commendable specially considering the road conditions and gradient. As per the video, it was dark when they reached their hotel in Kalpa.
The battery consumption increased as he reached Reckong Peo and driving towards Kalpa. The climb became quite steep and when they finally reached Kalpa, Nexon EV was still left with 19 percent of battery charge. Vlogger had covered around 230 kms on that day in a single charge.
Next day, he charges the Nexon EV and starts his journey towards Delhi via Chandigarh. Vlogger claims that, it is India’s first Nexon EV to reach Kaza or Spiti and he could be right as there are no such record that we know of. Tata Nexon EV is powered by Ziptron technology. The EV is powered by a 30.2 kWh battery pak that powers the electric motor. The motor generates maximum of 129 Ps and 245 Nm of peak torque. Nexon EV’s top speed is limited to 120 kmph and has a certified driving range of 312 kms on single charge.