Tata Motors, India’s very own automotive manufacturing company is known for its innovations. To ace that trait once more, the company launched its first electric car in India, named Tata Nexon Electric and this review has everything you need to know about the EV.
Review of TATA Nexon Electric Car
There are limited options available when it comes to Electric Cars in India. If you are a fan of trying something new or are inspired to contribute towards a pollution-free environment, Tata Nexon Electric could be a good fit for you. The best part is, being completely manufactured in-house, Tata Nexon Electric is India’s most affordable electric SUV. There are three models available, namely, XM (Base Model), XZ Plus, and XZ Plus LUX (top model) with the price ranging from Rs.15 – 18 Lakhs (a round figure for on-road price), making it a pretty cheap option in terms of electric cars.
- Charging time: 60 Min(0-80%)
- Battery Capacity: 30.2KWH
- Motor Power: 130.7bhp
- Max Power(bhp@rpm): 127bhp
- Max Torque(nm@rpm): 245nm
- TransmissionType: Automatic
Features of Nexon EV
- Power steering
- Lighting: Projector Headlights, LED Taillamps, Cornering Fog lights
- Exterior rearview mirror: Both Manually and Power-adjustable
- Leather seats and steering wheels
- Length: 3993mm
- Width: 1811mm
- Height: 1606mm
- Boot Space: 350 liters
- Ground Clearance (Laden): 205mm
- Wheel Base: 2498mm
The curb weight is 1400kg. It is heavier in comparison to the petrol/diesel version which weighs from 1188kg – 1305kg. The extra weight is due to the battery pack. Despite the difference in weight, the electric car does not compromise in space when compared to Nexon petrol/ diesel. The electric SUV provides good headroom and knee room.
There are three different color choices for Tata Nexon EV- Glacier White, Moonlight Silver, and Signature Bluesilver, all giving a futuristic look. The 5 seaters are loaded with features like adjustable steering, automatic climate control, a navigation system, voice control, and many more.
The one point that needs to be well thought before purchasing this car is that there are not many charging stations available in the country currently. A fully charged battery can lead to a drive of up to 240km. Still, this car ends up offering a cheaper cost per kilometer in comparison to its counterparts running on fuel.
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The electric car ensures a safe drive with safety features like Anti Lock Braking System, Central Locking, Child Safety Lock, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Alarm, Automatic Headlamps, and Crash Sensor. You won’t have to miss on having fun either while driving a Tata Nexon EV because it is equipped with a 7-inch infotainment system that gets Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Navigation via smartphone, RadioAudio System, Remote Control Speakers, Rear Integrated 2DIN Audio USB & Auxiliary input and Bluetooth Connectivity.
Winding up this Tata Nexon Electric review, it could prove to be a good purchase, offering an economically cheaper option for those who prefer electric cars. Besides the various safety features, details like a sunroof and an instant 245 Nm of torque surely make the ride more fun. With the improved suspension, the electric SUV also offers a smooth drive.
EV Duniya Editorial: Author of this article is Sanchita Saha