Tata has been the flag bearer of Indian automotive industry’s go-green drive from the very beginning. It electric offering, the Nexon EV has been a hot cake in the Indian market ever since it’s launch in January 2020. The budget segment compact electric SUV has registered new sales high from time to time. Tata Motors released its monthly sales report for June 2021, yesterday, and Nexon EV has registered a new best-ever monthly sales with 650 units in the month. The Nexon EV is the highest selling electric passenger vehicle in the Indian market with more than 4,500 units sold till date.
The Tata Nexon EV comes in three trims – XM, XZ Plus, and XZ Plus Lux. These are priced from Rs 13.99 lakh to Rs 16.56 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The electric SUV demands a premium ranging between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 3.5 lakh over the top-spec Nexon diesel.
The compact electric SUV is powered by a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor producing 129PS and up to 245Nm. Like most other EVs, this one features a regenerative braking system and two drive modes (Drive and Sport).
Nexon EV has a claimed range of 312 kilometres in a single full recharge. The e-SUV can be charged from 0-80 percent in just an hour using a fast charger, while a 3.3kW AC home charger takes up to 8 hours for a full charge.
It is loaded with features that include automatic headlamps, automatic wipers, electric sunroof, automatic AC, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit (with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and connected car technology), push-button start, a rear parking camera, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and dual front airbags. Recently, the electric SUV got a minor updates in the form of a 5-spoke design for its alloy wheels and removal of physical buttons and knobs of the infotainment system.
In overall Passenger Vehicle (PV) segment, Tata Motors has reported 24,110 units in June 2021 over 11,419 units in the same month last year, a 111% jump. The homegrown automotive giant closed the Q1 of FY22 with 64,386 units for PV Sales, a 342% increase over Q1 FY21.
“In EV segment, despite witnessing difficult business conditions, the company posted the highest ever quarterly sales of 1,715 units. This was on the back of increasing demand for Nexon EV, which posted its highest-ever monthly sales of 650 units in June ’21. The PV industry continues to witness uncertainty on account of global semi-conductor shortage and rising commodity prices, while the demand side is on a progressive recovery path. We continue to see strong customer interest in our product offerings, resulting in a strong order book and we aim to fulfill those to the best of our abilities in this supply-constrained environment.” said Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd.
Recently, the automaker has announced that it will bring 10 electric cars to the Indian market by 2025. These would include an electric variant of the Altorz hatchback. Apart from that, production models of HBX, Tata Sierra too could be launched in near future.