The fully electric Nexon is likely to be launched on December 16 but will only be launched early next year
Although Tata Motors recently announced a public launch for the long range of the Tigor EV, previously only available for Government and fleet needs, the Nexon EV must be one of Tata's most anticipated full electric vehicles.
All future Nexon EV spy tests have suggested that Tata strictly tests cars on different terrain and altitudes. The manufacturer previously claimed that Tata Ziptron's technology, which would give power to the upcoming Tata EV, had given the harsh climate in India and would not compromise on driving range, or performance. Tata also said that the powertrain has been tested for more than one million km.
The Indian manufacturer also ties the celebrity couple Milind Soman and Ankita Konwa, who first rode Nexon EV, from Manali to Leh. Specific routes were chosen to test the ability of real-life EV in extreme climatic conditions along with limited charging infrastructure.
The mechanical specifications of the EV have not yet been revealed, but we know that the car will be powered by IP67 rated dust and waterproof battery packs, with a range of around 300 km. In addition, an 8-year warranty will be provided with batteries and motors as standard.
Nexon EV is likely to be based on the upcoming Nexon facelift, which has also been spying on testing on different occasions. The upcoming sub-compact SUV's facelift will see several new changes in the redesigned front fascia including sleeker headlights, cruise control, MID colors etc. Existing 1.2-liter gasoline and 1.5-liter diesel powertrains are also likely to be updated to meet the stricter BS6 compliance norms.
The upcoming Nexon EV will be priced between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 17 lakh, which will make it the most affordable full electric SUV available in India. Once launched, the car will not have a direct rival but Mahindra is in development developing a fully electric XUV300 version, which will be launched later, in 2021.