Last month, Tata Nexon EV was the top-selling electric car in the Indian market. It competes with the likes of MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona.
Tata Motors has recently announced that they’ve rolled out 1000th Nexon EV from its manufacturing plant in Pune and it has now become one of the highly attractive passenger electric vehicles ever since it went on sale in our country. It was launched early this year alongside the company’s first-ever premium hatchback named as Altroz. It is India’s most affordable zero-emission SUV, which is around Ra 1.2 lakh cheaper compared to the top-of-the-line-diesel variant of regular IC-engined Nexon.
Tata Nexon EV is offered in three different trim levels namely- XM, XZ Plus and ZX Plus LUX. The entry-level variant of the car costs at Rs 13.99 lakh and the mid-spec trim carries a price tag of Rs 14.99 lakh, while the top-spec model of the electric SUV is priced at Rs 15.99 lakh. According to a recent report, last month Tata retailed 296 units of Nexon EV around the country while MG sold 119 units of ZS EV and Hyundai retailed 26 units of Kona electric.
The sales volume of Nexon EV has been steadily increasing from the past few months. The automaker sold 78 units of the electric SUV in May 2020, 188 units in June and 286 units in July. Tata Motors claims that the Nexon EV will grab around 60 per cent market share in the electric vehicle space by this FY.
In term of looks, it looks almost identical to the 2020 Nexon facelift, but the carmaker has added some blue accents along with EV badging to differentiate it from the regular Nexon. Furthermore, both SUVs also shares a lot of features. Mechanically, it derives power from a 3-phase permanent synchronous motor coupled to an IP67-certified 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery that produces 129bhp of power and 245 Nm of twisting force. The electric SUV can charge from o to 80 per cent in just 60 minutes by using a fast charger (CCS 2), while, the regular charger will charge the EV from 20 to 100 per cent in 8 hours. The SUV is rated to offer an ARAI certified range of 312 km in one full charge.