Tata Motors which is one of India’s leading car manufacturer has been popular among buyers for their built quality. The manufacturer has now handed over Nexon EVs to Government of Gujarat. As part of its tender agreement with EESL, Tata Motors has handed over 10 Nexon EVs to be used by senior Government officials of the Government of Gujarat, associated with the Statue of Unity, located in Kevadiya, Gujarat. The handover ceremony took place in the presence of Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta (Additional Chief Secretary (Industries & Mines Deptt) & MD Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam, GOG.) on Independence Day.
The delivery of the 10 units of the Nexon EV is symbolic of the Government’s celebration of a clean state and their commitment to a cleaner environment. Kevadiya in Narmada district is soon to become India’s first e-vehicle-only area. The Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue, is dedicated to the visionary Indian statesman Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Standing at a height of 182 meters (597 ft.), the bronze-clad statue is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty and 29 meters taller than China’s Spring Temple Buddha, which previously held the title of the world’s tallest statue. The Statue of Unity is designed by renowned Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar and took five years to build.
Tata Motors has been playing a leading role in proactively driving the adoption of electric mobility in the country. The company is closely working with other Tata Group companies including Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Auto Components, Tata Motors Finance and Croma, to contribute to the faster adoption of EVs in India through its EV ecosystem called the “Tata uniEVerse”.
Tata Motors launched the all-new Nexon EV in the market last year. It is currently the most popular electric SUV in the market. The main reason behind its popularity is its pricing. It is the most affordable electric SUV in the country with decent amount of driving range. Nexon EV is based on the ICE version Nexon compact SUV. It is currently one of the safest SUV in its segment with 5 Star rating at Global NCAP crash test.
The Nexon EV is based on the same platform that inspires lot of confidence among buyers. It uses Ziptron technology and is powered by a 30.2 kWh battery pack. The electric motor generates a maximum of 129 ps and 245 Nm of peak torque. The Nexon EV has an ARAI certified range of 312 km on a single charge. In real world driving conditions, the range may vary.
Tata offers Nexon EV in three trims – XM, XZ+ and XZ+ Lux. The prices start at Rs 13.99 lakh, ex-showroom. Tata Motors is planning to introduce more electric vehicles in the market. They recently teased us with a video of the Tigor EV which will be powered by Ziptron technology.
Older verison of Tigor EV used Xpres-T technology which was not offering a longer driving range to the SUV. With the introduction of Ziptron technology to Tigor EV, the driving range on the electric sedan is expected to go up considerably. Tata will be unveiling the all-new Tigor EV on 18 August 2021.