Electric mobility is spreading around the world and the Indian market is expected to get adopt the futuristic cars in the coming years too. While Hyundai has already launched the first-ever electric SUV in India in the form of Kona EV earlier this year, manufacturers like Tata are really close to launching their own electric SUV in the market in the coming months. Well, Tata earlier formally announced that their first electric vehicle that will be put on sale for the public will be the Nexon EV. To show how sturdy and capable the Tata Nexon EV will be, popular actor Milind Sonam and his wife, Ankita Konwar took a prototype version of the Nexon EV to one of the toughest terrains in the Himalayan ranges.
Tata Motors released the first episode of the Tata Nexon EV’s journey with the actor and his wife. The car used by them is a prototype version and is camouflaged too. It should be noted that the Nexon EV will be based on the Tata Nexon facelift version. It will get a different set of headlamps and updated grille, which will add a futuristic look to the vehicle. This is why the vehicle remains camouflaged.
As mentioned in the video, this is the first-ever drive on the Manali-Leh highway in an electric car. Since electric cars have a limited range and the charging network of the electric cars is not as diverse as the fuel pumps in India, taking such a vehicle on such a dangerous terrain can become a problem. However, the video also mentions that the Tata Nexon something called Ease of charging that allows the vehicle to be charged using any 15-ampere socket, which is the regular socket used at the homes. The video, however, does not reveal any details about the technical specifications of the car.
The Tata Nexon EV will get the lithium-ion battery pack, which is one of the most efficient battery types. It has a wide operating range as the video mentions. It can operate in a wide range of temperature and can operate in Rajasthan or Ladakh without a problem.
Tata Motors announced that the Nexon EV will come with the Ziptron technology, which means that the car will get an efficient high voltage system. This technology, in turn, will allow the vehicle to offer a zippy performance, fast charging and more. The battery and the motor will come with 8 years of warranty and it will be IP67-rated waterproof and dustproof.
Tata Motors has also revealed that the car will be priced between Rs 15 and 17 lakhs. In all likeliness, the all-new Tata Nexon EV will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo and will be launched in the market soon after. Stay tuned as Milind Sonam and Ankita Konwar will keep on updating the performance of the Nexon EV in the coming days.