Tata Nexon EV, India’s best-selling electric car, hits another milestone in sales

Nexon EV has been instrumental in propelling Tata Motors to the forefront of the electric vehicle race in India. The automaker currently shares more than 70% of all electric four-wheel passenger cars in the country.

Through HT automatic office
31 Jan 2022, 12:01

Tata has sold over 13,500 units of Nexon EV so far, making it India’s best-selling electric car.

Nexon EV continues to drive Tata Motors’ electric car sales in India. The company has now registered over 13,500 units of Nexon EV in India since its launch two years ago. The Nexon EV is currently the best-selling electric car in the passenger vehicle segment in India.

Tata Motors offers Nexon EV with a 30.2 kWh battery which allows it to have a range of 312 km without recharging. The car sprints to 100 km/h in 9.14 seconds. It offers 127 hp and 245 Nm of torque.

Nexon EV is a strong contributor to Tata Motors’ rise as an electric vehicle manufacturer. In October last year, Tata announced that it had recorded over 10,000 electric vehicle sales in India. The automaker currently leads the four-wheel electric vehicle space in the country by one mile with a share of more than 70% in the passenger vehicle segment.

Tata Motors recently launched the Dark Edition of the Nexon EV, called Nexon Dark. Apart from the Dark Edition which has two flavors, Nexon EV is available in three other variants in India. Nexon EV price starts at 14.29 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to 16.90 lakh (ex-showroom) for the premium Dark XZ+ Lux variant.

Tata Nexon EV can be charged up to 80% in an hour when using a DC fast charger. However, it takes up to 8:30 hours to charge from 10% to 90% when using a regular home charger.

According to reports, Tata may launch a facelift version of the Nexon EV this year. Besides some design updates, the facelifted Nexon EV is likely to have longer battery life. The Nexon EV 2022 is likely to get a 40kWh battery capable of delivering a maximum range of around 400km without recharging.

The Nexon EV may soon have rivals in India as MG Motor has unveiled plans to launch an affordable electric SUV next year. MG is already offering ZS EV, its first and only electric car for Indian markets.

Date of first publication: Jan 31, 2022, 12:01 a.m. IST

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