Electric vehicles are going to be the future of mobility. In the last couple of years we have seen major developments in EV space. We saw the launch of three electric SUVs and popularity for electric scooters also increased over time. Brands like Tesla have also decided to enter Indian market and Indian government has started pushing or promoting the use of electric vehicles. We currently have Tata Nexon EV, MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona EV in the electric SUV segment. Tata Nexon EV is the most affordable and popular SUV in this segment. Now, Tata Motors reports that there has been an increase in demand for Nexon EV in recent times. It currently has demand equal to that of diesel variants of Nexon.
According to reports, Nexon EV had registered its highest sale back in June. The manufacturer was able to sell around 650 units of Nexon EV SUV in just one month. Nexon EV also witnessed highest quarter sale in the period April to June 2021. Tata sold 1,715 units of Nexon EV during this quarter. Increasing fuel prices and lower running cost of electric vehicles could be the reason behind this rising demand.
Tata Motors claim that in Maharashtra and Gujarat demand for Nexon EV is at par with the diesel version. The subsidies that are offered by state government also attract decent amount of customers. The total share of Tata Nexon EV has increased to 3 percent from 0.2 percent in the last two years. After looking at the Nexon EV sales, Tata Motors stated in one of their annual reports that the manufacturer will launch as many as 10 electric vehicles in the market by 2025. Tata Motors will also invest on improving the charging infrastructure.
Tata Nexon is one of the most affordable electric SUV on sale in India. Tata offers Nexon EV in three trims – XM, XZ+ and XZ+ Lux. The difference between these three trims is the features only. Driving range and other mechanical parts remain same. Tata also recently introduced Dark Edition in Nexon EV. It is only available with XZ+ and XZ+ Lux trims.
Nexon EV based on regular Nexon SUV which is one of the safest car in the segment. Nexon EV uses Ziptron technology. Depending up on the feature you choose, it offers features like drive modes, electric sunroof, leatherette seats, touchscreen infotainment screen, iRA, rear AC vents, Express cool feature, power windows and many more features.
It is powered by a 30.2 kWh battery pack. It powers the electric motor that sends power to the front wheel. The electric motor generates maximum of 129 Ps and 245 Nm of peak torque. Tata Nexon EV has a certified maximum driving range of 312 km on a single charge. In real life conditions the range may differ depending on various factors. Price for Nexon EV starts at RS 13.99 lakh, ex-showroom which is lower than any other electric SUV in the segment. Tesla who is entering the Indian market has asked government to lower import duties to price the cars competitively. Several mainstream manufacturers have supported Tesla’s demand.
via: Mobility Outlook