India is celebrating its 71st Republic day. Like every year, 32 tableaux parades from Vijay Path to mark the anniversary of this day. Tata Nexon EV, which is India’s best selling electric vehicle, was also a part of the Republic Day parade and passed in front of ‘the most important citizens of this country. Here is the video of the tableaux.
The Tata Nexon EV was kept on the tableaux of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. While the I&B ministry manages the government channels like the Doordarshan and All India Radio, this year the tableaux were spreading awareness on “Vocal for local” strategy called by the ruling party last year. The I&B Ministry is also responsible to spread awareness and new strategies of the government for better adoption by the public. The tableaux were also playing a song for promoting Vocal for Local.
The Tata Nexon EV is a made in India vehicle that is developed by the Tata Motors, an established Indian multinational company. It is currently the best-selling car in the Indian electric vehicle market and is also the most affordable SUV EV in the market.
It is priced at Rs 13.9 lakh, ex-showroom and is also available on a subscription model. The top-end version is priced at Rs 15.99 lakh. The car comes with the brand’s Ziptron powertrain technology and gets a 3-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor. The motor draws power from the IP67-certified 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. The motor comes with an 8-year or 1.6 lakh km warranty on the battery. The engine returns an impressive 129 PS of peak power and 245 Nm of peak torque. It can do 312 km of claimed range on a single charge.
Tata launched the all-new Nexon EV last year in the Indian market and it also sells Tigor EV in the Indian market. Tata is also working on the EV version of the Altroz, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year. Tata has made an early move in the electric vehicle segment and has sold many vehicles to the government department too. There are many Tigor EV that has been inducted by the Government departments as official cars for the ministers and authorities. Tata also plans to launch the HBX EV in the future. The production version of the HBX will be launched by the end of this year.
Tableaux on republic day
Every year there are 32 Tableaux that take part in the parade. This year 17 states and union territories took part in the parade. 9 ministries also showcased their tableaux in the parade. This year, for the first time, Ladakh took part in the parade after it was made into a union territory last year. Various states show their speciality in this parade in front of the most important citizen of the country. There are even special guests who take part in this parade and this year, UK’s Prime Minister Borris Johnson was called as a guest. However, due to a new variant of the COVID-19 in the UK, he cancelled the trip.