In the first month of the new year, Tata Motors makes an entry into the Electric Vehicle segment. Today the company has launched the first of its new generation electric cars the Nexon EV with the Ziptron technology. The new Nexon EV has been launched at an introductory price of Rs. for base variant 13.99 lakh that goes up to Rs. 15.99 lakh for top variant(ex-showroom India). The Nexon EV is available in 3 variants- XM, XZ+, XZ+.
The new Nexon EV comes with features including a connected car app, fully automatic climate control, all four power windows, keyless entry with button start and an electric tailgate. On the top variant, there’s a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system from Harman along with 4 speakers and 4 tweeters. The infotainment system also comes with video playback, smartphone-based navigation, voice command, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car also gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel along with rear parking camera with reverse park assist.
The Tata Nexon EV is loaded with a permanent magnet AC motor, which will get power from a Lithium-Ion battery that is liquid-cooled and IP67 certified. The company claim that the battery pack is both water and dust resistance. The Nexon EV comes with a 30.2 kWh battery which provides a maximum range of over 312 km on a single charge. The new electric powertrain in the Nexon EV generates a peak torque of 245 Nm, enough to clock triple-digit speeds in 9.9 seconds.
The battery can be charged up to 80 percent in 60 mins using a fast charger while it will take 8 hours to do the same using a home charger. In fact, per minute of fast charging will give it a range of 4 km and with a 50 percent charge, the Nexon EV can go up to 150 km. The Tata Nexon EV will also come with a dedicated Battery Management System (BMS), which is designed for an extended battery life of up to eight years and will offer consistent performance. The powertrain also gets a dedicated cooling circuit in a bid to provide consistent performance in hot weather conditions.