Tata Motors has announced the achievement of a sales milestone for its Nexon EV SUV in the Indian market. The Tata Nexon EV, the brand’s first fully-electric compact-SUV has managed to surpass 2000 units of sales in the country since its launch 10 months back.
Tata has also announced that the Nexon EV is now the country’s most preferred electric car. The Tata Nexon EV also commands a 74 per cent market share in the electric vehicle segment in the Indian market.
Shailesh Chandra, President – Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said,
“This is a moment of great pride for us and those working with us in our journey to accelerate the adoption of EVs in India. The Tata Nexon EV, since launch, has captured the imagination of the entire nation and has consistently led the way for the electric vehicle segment.”
“Offering thrilling performance, connected drive experience with zero emissions and at an attractive pricing, the Nexon EV has found widespread acceptance among its customers.”
“This growing demand is on the back of increased awareness, growing charging infrastructure, encouraging government incentives, breaking myths that surrounds EVs, and most importantly the undisputed benefits that it offers i.e. lower operating cost.”
He further added, “With the continued support from the government in terms of incentives such as benefits on registration and road tax, we hope that EVs will soon become the most desirable and a mainstream choice for the customers in India.”
To reiterate, the Tata Nexon EV comes powered by a 95kW electric motor paired with a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack, powering the front wheels. The electric powertrain produces 129bhp and 245Nm of peak torque and is said to offer an ARAI-certified range of 312km on a single charge.
The Tata Nexon EV will come with a home charger, which takes around 8 hours to completely charge its batteries. However, the Nexon EV is also capable of fast-charging, which charges the batteries on the electric SUV from 0 – 80% in just 60 mins.