Tata Nexon EV is expected to launch in next fiscal, likely to have an impressive range
Tata Motors is aiming to be the next big player in the Indian electric vehicle market. The homegrown automaker is working on a zero-emission version of its compact SUV Nexon. The Tata Nexon EV is expected to launch in India sometime in the next fiscal. It is likely to be priced between Rs 11 lakh and Rs 14 lakh (ex-showroom). With its cheaper pricing, the Tata Nexon EV will throw challenges to the Hyundai Kona EV.
The Tata Nexon EV would be available with an impressive running range. However, details are yet to be disclosed. The electric motor onboard the electric compact SUV will churn out around 40 bhp of peak power at 4,500 rpm. The electric motor will rely on 216 Ah, 72V batteries for energy. So far, this is going to be a very interesting product for the Indian EV market. Also, it will boost Tata Motors’ electric vehicle strategy as well.
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Tata Motors has been working on a fleet of electric variants of its regular models. These include the models like Tiago and Tigor. While mass production is yet to start, the brand has pitted itself against Mahindra with Tiago EV and Tigor EV. It has already achieved a partial order from EESL. Not only the Tiago EV and Tigor EV, but Tata Motors has been working on an electric variant of the Nano as well. This is expected to revive the small car’s fate in the country market.
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The Tata Tigor EV comes with 100 kmph top speed and 130 km range. Expect the Tata Nexon EV too to be equipped with similar or greater range. Also, there will be fast charging technology onboard this model. Tata Motors is also working on the development of charging infrastructure in big cities. This is expected to help the electric vehicle owners significantly.
So far, the upcoming Tata Nexon EV is going to be a very interesting product for the industry. Its popularity will be boosted further by the electric powertrain. If priced right, this could give the brand a strong-hold in the Indian EV market.
Recently, Tata Motors has tied up with Zoomcar to provide a fleet of Tigor EV compact sedans in Pune. This comes as a significant step towards the shared electric mobility. The Tata electric vehicles are expected to be available as part of Zoomcar fleet in coming days in other cities too.