Tata Motors recently launched the updated long range version of Nexon EV called Nexon EV Max in the market. It is available in XZ+ and XZ+ Lux variants and has a certified maximum driving range of 437 km. Starting price for Tata Nexon EV Max is Rs 17.74 lakh, ex-showroom. Tata Nexon EV is the best selling EV in the country and with EV Max version, Tata is planning to make it more appealing among customers who plan to buy an EV. Although Tata Nexon EV Max has a claimed range of 437 km, the real world numbers would be different. We have seen the same in the past with other EVs. Here we have a video where two Tata Nexon EV Max SUVs are taken out for a real world range test.
The video has been uploaded by Power On Wheel on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger and his friend both drive two different Tata Nexon EV Max SUV to find out how different style of driving affects the range in an EV. When they got the keys to their respective Tata Nexon EVs, the battery charge was 100 percent. They both used 14 percent of the battery by the time they reached to the spot from where they were planning to start the range test.
Both driver’s discussed their weight and also weight of the camera person. The vlogger was over 90 kg and the his friend weighed around 60 kg. The camera person weighed 58 kg. Vlogger was driving with the camera person. Both the vehicles were being driven at the same speed through the same route and at the same time for this experiment. After driving through the city roads, both the vehicles joined an expressway where they could maintain a constant speed.
Vlogger has no idea about the rage remaining in the other Nexon EV Max. They continue to drive on the expressway for quite some distance and after some time, they turned around from a toll both. Both of them stopped at the spot to discuss the remaining range and the results were shocking. The Nexon EV Max that vlogger was driving had a remaining driving range of 124 km and the other Nexon had a remaining driving range of 164 km. When the second leg of the range test started, the camera person moved to the other Nexon EV Max and after covering almost 100 more kms, both the vehicles reached the hotel where they had to drop the vehicle back.
The results were again surprising. The Nexon EV that the vlogger was driving covered almost 202 km and the other Nexon EV had done 192 km. Vlogger’s Nexon EV Max had 14 percent battery remaining and with this much charge the car can do around 30 km more. The other Nexon EV Max had 23 percent remaining and could do 53 km more. Both EVs were offering a range of 250 km and that might be because of the driving style. We are pretty sure that there are several other drivers in India who can squeeze out more range from this EV.