The Tata Nexon EV is the most affordable and popular electric vehicle in India. Recently, Bengaluru's Kropex Tata held the 2nd mileage rally for Tata Nexon EV owners. Full story below.
The EV segment in India is still very-niche, as the lack of charging stations in the country still a big reason for the slow adoption rate. The Tata Nexon EV though is the best selling consumer EV in India, its price of Rs 14 lakh (ex-showroom) makes it a very appealing vehicle and undercuts all of its rivals. It has managed to sell close to 850 units, which is miles better than its competitors the MG ZS which sold 357 units, and the Hyundai Kona Electric which has only shifted 71 of them. It has a particularly strong following in India’s tech capital, Bengaluru, having sold over 300 units already. As an initiative to create awareness and a get together for Nexon EV owners, Kropex Tata held the 2nd ever mileage rally.
In the video that has been uploaded by AUTO TOWN on YouTube, we see the Tata Nexon EV owners getting together at Kropex Tata in Bengaluru for the rally’s start. Some of the owners reached early, and since they weren’t at full charge, used the dealerships fast charge station to quickly refill the battery. The route is from the dealership to Neuva Café at the outskirts of Bengaluru, and whoever has the highest charge and range left in their Tata Nexon EV will be the winner. All participants voluntarily agreed to not turn on the AC, as it eats charge and was a cold day as well. Due to construction work along the Mysore road expressway, the convoy got dispersed but reached the end point within a few minutes of each other. The winner of the mileage rally used only 5% of the battery for the distance, while the runners up used 14% of battery to reach the finish line. All of the participants received consolation gifts as well as a complimentary breakfast, making a morning well spent for them.
Powering the Tata Nexon EV is a 30.2 kWh li-ion battery which transfers juice to a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, making max power and torque figures of 129 PS/245 Nm respectively. It comes with two driving modes – Drive and Sports powered by Tata Ziptron technology. The claimed range of the Nexon EV is 312 kms, for which you’ll need limitless hope and prayers to match it. Owner reports of the mileage have varied from around 170 kms to 250+ kms plus. The range mainly depends on the conditions and way you drive, if you’re careful with your right foot you should get more than 220 kms regularly.