Ministry of Information and Broadcasting showcased the Tata Nexon EV at its tableaux in the Republic Day parade this year to promote the "Vocal for Local" campaign. Read more about it here.
India celebrated its 71st Republic day on 26 January 2020. Following the tradition of 32 tableaux parade, which starts from Vijay Path, the parade was conducted this year as well. However, the route was shortened this time, as a safety measure against the contagious pathogen. Interestingly, the parade had a participant from Tata Motors' electric vehicle lineup – Tata Nexon EV. The first high-voltage EV of the country was a part of the parade and passed the most important citizens of the nation. The Nexon EV was seen proudly acquiring its place at the tableaux of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The ministry’s tableaux were following the theme of "Vocal for Local" this year, and for the same reason, it had the Nexon EV as its part.
Tata Nexon EV is one of the finest made in India electric vehicles. With a starting price of Rs. 13.99 lakh, it is quite affordable as well. It is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous DC motor, which sends the power to the front wheels via a single-speed gearbox. It boasts of a peak power output of 129 PS and peak torque of 245 Nm. The motor sources juice from a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that sits under the floor. This setup offers an ARAI-tested driving range of 312 km on one full charge. The battery pack of Nexon EV can be charged from 10 to 90 per cent in 8 hours via a wall charger. The fast charger, however, can charge the battery pack from 0 to 80 per cent in 60 minutes only.
With a long list of features, the Nexon EV is loaded to the gills. It comes with projector headlamps with dual-function LED DRLs, power-adjustable & foldable ORVMs, keyless entry & go, and an electric sunroof. Also, there is a 7-inch infotainment screen that offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, along with IRA connected car tech. For the safety of occupants, it gets ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, corner stability control, rear parking sensors seat belts with pre-tensioner & load limiter, and ISOFIX child seat mounts.