MUMBAI/PUNE: Tata Motors’ focus on electric vehicles saw the super successful Tata Nexon getting the EV upgrade. Tata Nexon EV, India’s first electric SUV, was launched in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The Nexon EV is competitively priced at Rs 13.99 lakh (base variant, ex-showroom), making it the cheapest EV SUV in the country currently. The top-end variant is priced at Rs. 15.99 lakh.
The first vehicle on the in-house Ziptron technology, the Nexon EV gives an ARAI certified range of 312 km on a single charge. The car will be available in three variants across 60 authorised dealerships in 22 cities across the country.
Making the most of the resources available at the conglomerate, Tata Motors is closely working with other Tata Group companies including Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Autocomp, Tata Motors Finance and Croma, to create an e-mobility ecosystem called the Tata uniEVerse.
Speaking at the launch, Tata Sons Group Chairman, N Chandrasekaran, said, “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.”
Tata Motors has partnered with Tata Power to provide end-to-end charging solutions at home, workplace and for captive and public charging. The company will provide 24x7 roadside and emergency assistance services along with the 24x7 call centre support.
Tata Power has already set up a network of 100 EV charging stations across the country and plans to increase the number to 300 by March 2020 and 650 by March 2021.
The fast charge feature will charge the vehicle from 0 to 80 per cent in just 60 minutes while regular charge time is 8 hours. The vehicle is loaded with a plethora of safety and entertainment features including a vehicle health monitoring system and remote diagnostics.
The SUV comes with a battery and motor warranty for eight years or 1.6 lakh km. The car will be made available in three colour options – signature teal blue, moonlit silver and glacier white.
THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
The Tata Nexon EV was launched at an introductory price of Rs 13.99L (ex-showroom), making it the cheapest EV SUV in the country currently. It also comes with a battery and motor warranty for eight years and will be available across 22 cities across the country.