Tata Nexon EV launched; price starts at ₹13.99 lakh

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 29, 2020 Published on January 28, 2020

Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group with Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Motors, during the launch of electric SUV Nexon EV in Mumbai, on Tuesday   -  PAUL NIORONHA

The electric SUV’s battery can be charged up to 80% in an hour

Tata Motors on Tuesday launched its first electric car, Nexon EV, using Ziptron — the company’s new electric vehicle technology platform — at an introductory price starting from ₹13,99,000 (ex-showroom) to ₹15,99,000.

“e-mobility is an irreversible mega-trend and an imperative for addressing pollution and generating job opportunities in India. Through Tata uniEVerse, our group companies have synchronised their efforts to develop a holistic e-mobility ecosystem to accelerate the adoption of EVs in India. I am delighted that this ecosystem has come together with the launch of Tata Nexon EV, a path-breaking electric SUV that can match the aspirations of mainstream Indian customers,” said N Chandrasekaran, Group Chairman, Tata Sons.

EV ecosystem

He said that Tata Motors will be looking at launching at least another four electric products — two SUVs, a hatchback and a sedan — in the next 24 months.

Nexon EV will be available in 60 dealer outlets across 22 cities, bookings for which had begun from December 20.

To accelerate the adoption of EVs in India, Tata Motors is working with Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Autocomp, Tata Motors Finance and Croma, to create an e-mobility ecosystem, Tata uniEVerse.

e-mobility solutions

“After 16 months of strenuous effort, we are delighted to launch India’s own electric SUV, the Nexon EV. This high performance, connected vehicle is uniquely suited to address the aspirations of Indian customers, and making EVs mainstream. We are confident that this game-changing product will further reinforce our commitment towards developing sustainable and responsible mobility solutions for India,” said Guenter Butshek, MD & CEO, Tata Motors.

In September, Tata Motors had announced a shift in EV strategy with a focus on the personal segment by introducing Ziptron. Ziptron is aimed at finding solutions to EV concerns like range, power, durability, safety and charging infrastructure.

All charged

Tata Motors claimed that the Nexon EV delivers an anxiety-free long range of more than 300 km on a single charge. When plugged into a fast DC charger, the SUV will replenish 80 per cent battery capacity within 60 minutes.

Nexon EV can be charged from any 15 amp plug point, it said. The car will come with a eight-year warranty or 1.60 lakh km — whichever is earlier — on battery and motor. Nexon EV is equipped with a 129 PS permanent-magnet AC motor powered by a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Tata Motors’ new EV is being launched in XZ+ LUX, XZ+ and XM variants and will be available in signature teal blue, moonlit silver and glacier white colours. The Nexon EV also offers 35 mobile app based connected features.

Published on January 28, 2020
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