Electric cars are relatively a new phenomenon in the Indian market. Tata Motors is leading the electric car segment and offers a wide range of cars. But on quite a few occasions, electric cars have malfunctioned and here is one such case from Tata Motors.
I am located in Thane. I have contacted Tata Motors helpline and they are sending a towing car from Wadala. The wait time for the same is 1.5Hours as per the towing car vendor. Why can’t you send someone from Thane, Mulund or some other nearby location.
— Akash Bhangre (@akash9009) March 20, 2023
The incident is reported by the owner of the car on social media platforms. Akash Bhangre, owner of the Tata Nexon EV Max posted a picture of the car and said, “The gearbox of my Nexon EV Max has suddenly stopped working and the car is currently stuck in this position blocking the whole lane. This has created a big scene in my society. Please help.”
It seems like the owner of the Tata Nexon EV was unable to move after it stopped and it created a blockade in the society’s basement. Since most electric cars come with a single-speed gearbox, it seems like a drivetrain failure.
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Moving an electric car when it is not neutral can be a mega task. We think that the owner was stuck in drive mode and could not move the vehicle. He tagged Tata Motors EV for quick help. Since he has not updated us on the situation, we cannot say for sure if he was able to move the vehicle.
Cost of Tata Nexon traction motor
Last year, an owner of Tata Nexon EV posted a picture of the traction motor and revealed the cost of the product. He uploaded a picture of the spare part, which showed the MRP as 4,47,489. The owner did not reveal the exact problem he was facing with the car that had forced him to change the motor of the vehicle. However, it seemed like if the company had to change the electric motor without the warranty, it would have cost almost Rs 4.5 lakh. Tata Motors offered a warranty of up to 8 years or 1.6 lakh km on the battery and the traction motor.
The Nexon EV Max comes equipped with a 40.5 kWh battery pack, which is 10 kWh more than the standard Nexon EV. Despite having a larger battery, the Nexon EV Max retains the same 350-litre boot as the regular Nexon EV.
The Nexon EV Max is 70kg heavier than the regular Nexon EV, which is due to the larger battery and an additional 30kg of equipment. Tata Motors has adjusted the spring and dampers to accommodate the extra weight, as well as modified the floor structure to fit the larger battery. The ground clearance of the Nexon EV Max is 10mm lower compared to the regular Nexon EV.
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