Here’s a recent drag race between Tata Nexon EV and Kia Seltos diesel. Watch the video embedded below to know surprising results.
The craze of drag racing among the enthusiasts around India has got quite popular. They conduct such races to known the capabilities of their cars. Earlier, we’ve seen drag races between petrol and diesel cars. But, after the introduction of the electric vehicle, people around the country have also started conducting races between electric cars and ICE-powered vehicles. Here’s a recent drag race between Tata Nexon EV and Kia Seltos. Both SUVs are quite capable and popular in their respective segments. Watch the drag race video embedded below to know surprising results.
This video has been uploaded by a YouTube channel named Arun Panwar. Talking about Tata EV, it derives power from a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery, which develops power and torque outputs of 127bhp and 245 Nm. On the other hand, the Kia Seltos you see here gets propelled by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which is capable of shredding out 113bhp of peak power and 250 Nm of twisting force. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed MT. In total, two rounds of drag race were conducted. The Youtuber was driving the Kia SUV while his friend was driving the Nexon EV. In the first round, the Kia Seltos takes the lead as soon as the race started, but the Nexon EV surpassed the Korean SUV in just a few seconds and wins the race by a huge margin.
The Seltos owner said that he slowed down the car after first gear as he thought that the Nexon owner did not start driving his car. Afterwards, the Tata owner says that he started the race on time, the Nexon EV takes 1.2 seconds to start moving. The second round of the drag race shows the same results as the first round. Tata Nexon EV started the race a bit late but won the race. The Tata EV was being driven on the sports mode. This race simply shows that the initial acceleration of an electric car is more than the acceleration of ICE-powered vehicles.