Tata Motors is all set to launch the Nexon Electric car in India on January 28, 2020. This will not be the company's first outing in the EV space but the Nexon will debut the company's Ziptron technology. The company has already kick started pre-bookings at select dealerships from for an amount of ₹ 21,000. The Tata Nexon EV will certainly be costlier than its petrol/diesel siblings, so we expect it to be priced between ₹ 15 lakh- ₹ 17 lakh which will see it compete against the compact SUVs currently in the country.
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The Tata Nexon EV uses a permanent magnet AC motor, which will be powered by a Lithium-Ion battery that is liquid-cooled and IP67 certified. This means the battery pack is both water and dust resistance. The Nexon EV uses a 30.2 kWh battery offering a maximum range of over 300 km on a single charge. The new electric powertrain in the Nexon EV puts out 245 Nm of peak torque, enough to clock triple digit speeds in 9.9 seconds.
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The Nexon EV gets an ARAI certified range of 312 km
The battery can be charged up to 80 per cent in 60 mins using a fast charger while it will take 8 hours to do the same using a home charger. In fact, per minute of fast charging will give it a range of 4 km and if you have a charge of 50 per cent, the Nexon EV is good to go for 150 km. The Tata Nexon EV will also come with a dedicated Battery Management System (BMS), which is designed for an extended battery life of up to eight years and will offer consistent performance. The powertrain also gets a dedicated cooling circuit in a bid to provide consistent performance in hot weather conditions.
The 7 inch infotainment system comes equipped with Apple Carplay Android Auto
The cabin too will remain largely identical to the regular Nexon, but the electric subcompact SUV will get a 7.0-inch part digital instrument cluster like on the Tata Altroz, offering information like battery level, range, and more. As it's likely to be offered in only one variant, the car will have all the bells and whistles as the XZ variant of the regular Nexon SUV. This includes the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a multi-functional steering wheel, sunroof and automatic climate control. On the safety front, Nexon has proven to be the best in its class bagging the 5-star rating from Global NCAP, and the same is expected from the electric car. Thus, it will come with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and camera, seatbelt reminder, high-speed alert, and ISOFIX child seat mounts, among others.
The company has also said that the Nexon EV comes with 35 connected features and this will be standard on all electric cars coming from the Tata stable.