When it comes to electric vehicles, the Tata Nexon EV is the one name which has emerged as the most preferred one in terms of popularity. The Nexon EV has become the country’s highest-selling electric vehicle right now, and while the previous version of the Nexon EV had a limited claimed range of 312 km, Tata Motors launched a new variant named Nexon EV Max with more range and power on tap. Here’s a video which shows how the Tata Nexon EV Max can charge itself with brake energy regeneration mode while being towed away by another vehicle.
In a YouTube video shared by Techno Perry, the presenter of the video shows a Tata Nexon EV Max being charged through brake energy regeneration while being towed away by another vehicle, a Ford Figo diesel. Here, the presenter turned off the vehicle and tied it to a Ford Figo. Later on, the Figo starts towing the Nexon EV Max, while the latter is turned off. However, the brake energy regeneration mode of the Nexon EV Max is still on.
At the time when towing of the vehicle starts, the battery level shows that the vehicle had 51% of the range available. The driver of the Ford Figo starts driving with the Nexon EV Max towed at its back. With the progression of the video, we can see that due to the brake energy regeneration mode of the Nexon EV Max working successfully, its battery is getting recharged with the Figo moving ahead.
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The Figo is driven for around 10 km, and in that duration, the battery level of the Nexon EV Max rises to 65%. It shows that for being towed away for 10 km, the brake energy regeneration mode of the Nexon EV Max helps it to attain an additional range of 14 km, which is quite surprising. In this entire practice of being towed away, the Nexon EV is not driven, but its brakes are applied in sync with the Figo, which causes the battery to charge itself.
Regeneration now standard with Nexon EV
Both the versions of the Tata Nexon EV – Nexon EV Prime and Nexon EV Max – come standard with brake energy regeneration in all of their variants. The Nexon EV Prime comes with a single motor setup, which produces 127 PS of power and 245 Nm of torque, while its 30.2 kWh battery claims a range of 312 km. On the other hand, the more premium Nexon EV Max also has a single motor setup, which generates 142 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of maximum torque, while it also has a 40.5 kWh lithium-ion battery which claims a range of 437 km.
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