Tata Nexon EV is the best selling electric vehicle in the Indian market. However, the Government of Delhi has cancelled the subsidy that was offered on the Tata Nexon EV. Delhi Government has removed the Nexon EV from the subsidy list. This was done following the complaints that the Nexon EV failed to meet the claimed range of 312 km on a single charge.
“The Delhi government has decided to suspend subsidy on a EV car model, pending final report of a Committee, due to complaints by multiple users of sub-standard range performance,” Gahlot tweeted. “We are committed to support EVs, but not at the cost of trust & confidence of citizens in claims by manufacturers,” said Kailash Gahlot, Transport Minister of Delhi. He further added that many owners of the Nexon EV have complained of the “sub-standard” driving range that their Nexon EV is offering.
A show-cause notice was issued to Tata Motors last month by the transport department about a complaint from the user of the Nexon EV who said that the SUV was not meeting the specified range that the manufacturer claims. For reference, Tata Motors claim a single-charge range of 312 km.
A spokesperson from Tata Motors has already commented on the suspension of the subsidy offered by the Delhi Government. He said “It is unfortunate to receive this order from the Delhi Transport Commission. We will continue to engage constructively to protect the interests of our customers. The Nexon EV is the only personal segment EV available in the market today that meets the stringent FAME norms. The range at single full charge (312 km) for the Nexon EV is basis the certification received from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), which is the official body that independently tests all mass produced vehicles under standard/defined test conditions before they can be offered to customers.”
He added, “As with conventional vehicles (with IC engines), the actual range achieved in EVs is dependent on AC usage, individual driving style and the actual conditions in which the vehicle is driven. The range achievement is also a function of familiarity with the new technology, and customers report improvements upwards of 10% within 4-6 weeks of familiarity. We have been receiving several positive testimonials from our customers and are encouraged to see them exploring new places with Nexon EV and sharing their experiences. We are extremely confident about the value proposition of the Nexon EV, which since its launch a year ago, has consistently grown in popularity to become India’s largest selling EV with thousands of families enjoying the pleasure of owning and driving it”
Currently, Tata Nexon EV is the cheapest electric vehicle that you can buy in the Indian market. Tata Nexon EV starts from Rs. 13.99 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 16. 39 lakhs ex-showroom. It gets a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery and the electric SUV is powered by Tata’s Ziptron technology. The electric motor of the Nexon EV is able to produce a max power output of 129 PS and 245 Nm of peak torque. The battery takes 8.5 hours to charge from zero to 90 percent. However, if you are using a fast charger then the battery can be charged up to 80 percent in just 60 minutes.
Tata offers a lot of equipment with the Nexon EV. It comes with a semi-digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, connected car technology, electric sunroof, automatic headlamps and much more. There is also a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and is connected to the speaker system sourced from JBL.