Tata Nexon EV, the first electric SUV from the home-grown carmaker, was launched early this year at a starting price of Rs 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It’s the company’s first production model to use the Ziptron EV technology that includes a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery and a 129bhp, permanent magnet AC motor. The Nexon EV is claimed to offer a range of 312km on a single charge.
Speaking to a media publication, Mr Anand Kulkarni, Vehicle Line Director at Tata Motors EV, revealed that the company might improve the Nexon EV range with future updates. The brand’s Ziptron technology will continuously be updated to enhance range, performance and efficiency of the vehicle. The same electric powertrain will be used in the upcoming Tata Altroz EV and the Tata HBX mini SUV. Though, the battery capacity, power output and range might be different.
The Ziptron update will also in-line with the company’s ‘New Forever’ philosophy under which Tata will update its models “every month or every two months”. The Tata Nexon EV with improved range will also be able to give a tough fight to the upcoming Mahindra XUV300 EV that was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Based on the Made-in-India MESMA (Mahindra Electric Scalable Modular Architecture) platform, the XUV300 electric is said to deliver a range of over 370km on a full charge. It’s slated to launch in the second half of 2021.
In terms of sales, the Nexon EV has been performing pretty decent for the carmaker. In March 2020, the carmaker sold 198 units of the Nexon electric SUV, thus making it the top-selling electric car in the country. At present, the EV comes with a standard 3-year/1.25 lakh kilometre warranty and a 5-year extended warranty pack. The company is also offering an 8-year/1,60,000km warranty on the motor and battery.
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