Electric vehicles (EVs) appear to be gaining momentum in the country, as several carmakers are currently working on their respective models. Many of these are expected to be launched in 2020-2021. Hyundai had recently launched Kona EV, which will be followed by MG ZS EV and Maruti Wagon R EV.
Most recent announcement has been made by Tata Motors for its Nexon EV, which is scheduled to be launched in first quarter of 2020. Nexon EV boasts of advanced technology integrations, which the company has chosen to call as ‘Ziptron’.
Tata Motors has associated with Milind Soman and Ankita Kanwar, who are the first people outside of Tata Motors who have gotten a chance to test drive the new Nexon Electric. The couple is driving the car from Manali to Leh, and will be sharing their drive impression about the car, how is it to drive, safety, ease of charging in remote locations, performance in hilly areas, and so on via official video shared by Tata Motors. The first such video is now live, and can be seen below.
Tata Motors’ revolutionary Ziptron technology is unlike any other, as it offers the best combination of performance, comfort, affordability and hassle-free operations. One of the key components is the advanced lithium-ion battery pack that has been especially designed and tested for Indian conditions. The battery pack is rated IP67, which guarantees enhanced protection against water and dust.
Another great thing about the battery pack is that it has liquid cooling, which ensures optimal performance even at high temperatures. Nexon EV users will not have to wait for hours to charge their cars as they can use the fast charger to load enough kilometres in just 60 minutes. The battery has been tested for more than 1 million km and comes with 8-year warranty.
Nexon EV will feature a permanent magnet AC motor, which is highly efficient and will improve torque at all speeds. It will do so without excessively draining out the battery. This will ensure the best combo of performance and mileage. The best part about charging is that you can charge your Nexon electric via any 15 A power outlet. No special charging port is required.
Similar to newly launched cars like Venue, MG Hector and Kia Seltos, Nexon EV will offer 30+ internet connected smart features via a smartphone app. These features are spread across safety, alerts, location based services, security, and vehicle health monitoring, among others.
Nexon EV will offer a range of 300 km on full charge. It will be launched at a price of Rs 15-17 lakh, reveals Tata Motors. Nexon’s Ziptron technology will also power other Tata EVs such as Altroz EV and updated Tigor EV. Nexon EV will primarily compete with all-electric Mahindra XUV300 that is expected to be launched by mid-2020. Below is a detailed photo gallery of the new Tata Nexon electric.