Electric car is the next big thing awaiting us. Earlier this year, Hyundai took a step into the electric vehicle space and launched Kona SUV. A recently MG Motors unveiled Electric version of their ZS SUV. Home grown car manufacturer Tata Motors is also working on an electric version of their popular Nexon Compact SUV. Tata Motors has been testing this SUV on different terrains extensively and has been spotted under heavy camouflage many times. Here is a video that shows off the capabilities of the upcoming Tata Nexon EV.
The video has been uploaded by Tata Motors on their official youtube channel. The video shows Nexon EV going through number of tests to show its capabilities. First one in the video is the Slalom test. It maneuvers easily without creating too much drama and passes the test.
Next is the water wading challenge. The Nexon can be seen crossing a deep section without any problem. This test shows the water wading capacity and proves that even a deeper section of water wouldn’t really affect the Nexon’s battery. Next tests the stability, ride comfort and suspension of the Nexon EV. It goes through a circular track and tried to maintain a single side without skidding away. Other was the torture track where the car had to go over uneven surfaces. It even does a sudden lane change test which is something that we made need on our roads on a daily basis.
Other than these test it goes through a number of other tests like Climate chamber where, Nexon EV is tested under harsh weather conditions. This helps to know how much can a person squeeze out from an electric vehicle during such conditions. Other tests like Gradeability, robot steering and acceleration and braking test.
Tata Motors is also working on facelift of Tata Nexon and chances are that Nexon EV will be based on the upcoming Nexon. Tata Nexon EV will get the lithium-ion battery pack, which is one of the most efficient battery types.Tata 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 will most likely unveil the Nexon EV in the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 and will launch it in the market soon after that. Nexon EV is likely to be priced between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 17 lakh.