Here's a Tata Nexon EV that fell off the bridge after a truck collided with it. Fortunately, the driver walked out of it without any injuries, whatsoever.
Tata Nexon EV is the brand’s first high-voltage electric vehicle that was launched in the country in early 2020. Based on the Nexon facelift, the electrified iteration of sub-4m compact-SUV is a capable product. It looks good and packs in the same SUV credentials of the regular ICE variants of the Nexon. While the Nexon EV has not been tested by the folks at Global NCAP, it is expected to offer the same levels of passenger safety as its fossil-fueled counterpart, which boasts of a 5-star crash test rating. We recently came across a video from the YouTube channel of Prateek Singh, which shows a Tata Nexon EV that fell from a bridge into the river below. Fortunately, the driver walked out of it safely.
It can be seen in the above video, that the crashed Tata Nexon EV has suffered major damages. The front-end of the electric SUV is in the crumpled state, while the left-hand-side is completely destroyed. The doors, pillars, and roof of this Nexon EV have taken the most impact of the crash. However, it managed to keep the driver safe, and he walked out of the crash without any injuries. The accident took place when the Nexon EV was travelling from Baramati to Pune in Maharashtra and it was rear-ended by a truck. As a result, it fell off the bridge after breaking the guard rails. Talking of the safety equipment, the Nexon EV comes fitted with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, ISOFIX child seat mounts with anchorages and rear parking sensors as standard fitment across the range.
The Nexon EV comes with a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which sends power to a permanent magnet synchronous DC motor that produces a peak power output of 129 PS and max torque of 245 Nm. The power is channelled to the front wheels via a single-speed automatic gearbox. Also, the Nexon EV gets two driving modes – Drive & Sport. It can do a 0-100 kmph sprint in less than 10 seconds, while the top speed is capped at 120 kmph to preserve the range. The battery of the Nexon EV can be juiced up from 10 per cent to 90 per cent via a wall socket in 8 hours. With the fast charger in place, the same can be done in just 60 mins.