Thanks to the rising interest in electric vehicles and the popularity of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Vocal for Local’ campaigns, the Tata Nexon EV has touched new heights of popularity in India. Currently the highest-selling electric passenger vehicle, the Tata Nexon EV is finding homes of both commoners and prominent personalities. One such personality is Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog.
With rise in fossil fuel prices we need to fasten the pace of transition towards electric vehicles. I have been using a #MakeInIndia EV vehicle – Tata Nexon EV . It’s smooth, comfortable, no battery charge anxiety & cost of ownership is cheaper than combustion cars. Move to EVs. pic.twitter.com/KbRHNdHZ13
— Amitabh Kant (@amitabhk87) March 9, 2022
The head of the apex public policy think tank of the Government of India has got a white-coloured Tata Nexon EV for himself, which serves as his daily commute. Kant recently shared a picture of himself with his Tata Nexon EV on his Twitter handle, which seems to be the top-spec XZ Lux variant.
In the Twitter post, Kant says that the transition towards electric vehicles should happen faster, given the high rising prices of electric vehicles. Considering this trend, he has played his part by shifting to using a Make-In-India electric vehicle, the Tata Nexon EV.
Kant says that he is impressed by the smoothness, comfort, no battery charge anxiety and cheaper cost of ownership as compared to a regular car with an internal combustion engine. He concluded his post by motivating more people to move towards using electric vehicles.
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Government officials have moved to EVs
It is not the first time a Government official has shifted towards using Tata Nexon EV as his daily official ride. In recent times, many Central Government officials have included the Nexon EV in their convoy. In recent news, the General Administration Department of the Delhi Government procured 12 electric vehicles for ministers and top officials of the Delhi Government, among which the Nexon EV was one of the frontrunners.
The Tata Nexon EV is currently offered in three different variants – XM, XZ Plus and XZ Plus Lux. All these three variants come with a front-wheel-drive configuration with an electric motor mounted at the front. This electric motor produces 129 PS of maximum power and 245 Nm of maximum torque output. These three variants also have a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, which returns a claimed driving range of 312 km and takes 8.5 hours for a full charge.
The prices for Tata Nexon EV start at Rs 14.29 lakh and go up to Rs 16.70 lakh. The top-spec XZ Plus and XZ Plus Lux are also offered in an optional ‘Black Edition’ at a premium of around Rs 20,000 over the respective variants.
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