Tata has tested the battery extensively and offers an 8-year warranty

Safety and After Sales Service – The Tata Nexon EV comes with ABS, EBD, cornering stability control and dual front airbags as standard across all variants. The battery is IP67 rated and has a liquid-cooled thermal management that keeps the battery temperature between 25 degrees to 35 degrees. Tata Motors has conducted a nail penetration test, crush test, fire pond test, overcharge protection test, shock protection test and short protection test with the battery. The service interval of the Nexon EV will be of 6 months and no major servicing is required apart from checking the parameters of the powertrain. Tata Motors will provide roadside assistance if the battery drains out. The battery warranty offered is 8 years/1,60,000 km.

The Nexon EV is the most practical and affordable electric car

Verdict – The Tata Nexon EV is a practical yet affordable EV one can buy in today’s electric vehicle scenario in India. The performance of the car is quite impressive and even the range on offer is very practical for day to day city usage. There is no compromise in comfort and convenience as the Nexon EV is loaded with enough features and offers decent comfort for 5 passengers with good luggage space too. Yes, the range anxiety will be there but as the electric car ecosystem improves gradually in India, it should get more convenient in the near future. The Nexon EV seems like a value for money offering in the electric car space and if the Indian audience builds trust in EVs, we believe it will speak volumes for the compact SUV.

The semi-digital instrument cluster shows a plethora of information

What’s Cool

* Striking and smart design
* Feature-loaded interior with lots of connected car features
* Responsive electric motor with decent range
* Superb ride quality and steering feel
* Battery comes with an 8-year warranty

What’s Not So Cool

* Infotainment system could have been more responsive
* Quality of rearview camera could have been better
* Steering misses out on telescopic adjust

Alternatives: – MG ZS EV, Hyundai Kona

The 350-litre boot is adequately spacious but there’s no trunk at the front

Tata Nexon EV Specifications

* Engine: 30.2 kWh Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
* Power: 129 PS
* Torque: 245 Nm
* Range: 312 km
* 0-100 km/hr: 9.9 seconds
* Transmission: Single-Speed AT
* Fuel Type: Electric
* Tyre Size: 215/60/16 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front), Drum (Rear)
* Safety: 2 Airbags, ABS with EBD

Tata Nexon EV Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 3994 mm X 1811 mm X 1607 mm
* Wheelbase: 2498 mm
* Ground Clearance: 205 mm
* Boot Space: 350 litres
* Turning Radius: 5.1-metres
* Kerb Weight: 1400 kgs

The Nexon EV will decide India’s electric future

Further Reading

Tata Nexon EV Video Review
2017 Tata Nexon Review
2017 Tata Nexon Video Review
Tata Nexon Pros & Cons – Video
Tata Nexon Long Term Review – First Report
Tata Nexon Long Term Review – Second Report
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Ford EcoSport – Video Shootout
2017 Ford EcoSport vs Tata Nexon – Video Comparison
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Video Comparison
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Shootout

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