The ensure a hassle-free ownership experience, Tata Power will set up 300 DC fast chargers by March 2020 and 650 by March 2021.
Of late, Tata Motors has made it a habit to stay in the headlines. Just last week, the company introduced the Altroz and, along with it, the Tiago, Tigor, and the Nexon facelifts. Further expanding the Nexon line-up, it has now introduced an EV iteration, which is priced at ₹13.99 lakh (XM). The higher-spec XZ+ and the XZ+ Lux variants carry a price tag of ₹14.99 lakh and ₹15.99 lakh, respectively (all price figures are introductory ex-showroom).
The Nexon EV sports a Permanent-Magnet synchronous motor, which is powered by a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Tata claims that it delivers 127 horses and 245Nm, which allows it to do 0 – 100km/h in just 9.9 seconds. The Nexon EV takes about eight hours to charge from 20% to 100% using a 3.3kW charger, but if you use a 25kW fast charger, the battery can go from 0 – 80% charge in just 1 hour. Tata will install these fast chargers at 22 of their dealerships across the country, to start with. Tata claims that the Nexon EV can go up to 312kms in a single charge (ARAI-certified).
Based on the Impact 2.0 design philosophy, the Nexon EV looks quite similar to the recently launched Nexon facelift. While the overall silhouette looks quite similar, the grille, bonnet, and bumpers have been reworked to make it look sharper than before. Inside, the Nexon EV will come loaded with features like a sunroof, leatherette seats, automatic climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system, and 35 connected features (courtesy of the ZConnect tech). The ZConnect will be available across all three variants of the Nexon EV.
The Nexon EV is positioned and priced just below the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona, both of which are already on sale on the Indian market. The Nexon EV will be sold via 60 dealers spread across 22 Indian cities. Tata will also facilitate the sales of the Nexon EV via its Croma outlets.