Tata Nexon EV Subsidy Suspended By Delhi Govt, Carmaker Responds
Tata Motors spokesperson claims the Nexon EV meets the stringent FAME norms.
In a first, Tata Nexon EV subsidy suspended by the Delhi government. A show-cause notice was recently sent to Tata Motors by the transport department over a complaint from a user. He claimed the Nexon EV did not meet the promised range of 312 km on a single charge.
The customer has not been able to achieve a range of more than 200 km even after following the dealer’s advice to address this issue.
Delhi Transport minister tweeted yesterday that due to multiple user complaints of sub-standard range performance of Tata Nexon EV, the car has been delisted from the Delhi government’s subsidy scheme.
Tata Motors spokesperson has issued a statement on this order.
“It is unfortunate to receive this order from the Delhi Transport Commission. We will continue to engage constructively to protect the interests of our customers. The Nexon EV is the only personal segment EV available in the market today that meets the stringent FAME norms. The range at single full charge (312 km) for the Nexon EV is basis the certification received from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), which is the official body that independently tests all mass produced vehicles under standard/defined test conditions before they can be offered to customers. As with conventional vehicles (with IC engines), the actual range achieved in EVs is dependent on AC usage, individual driving style and the actual conditions in which the vehicle is driven. The range achievement is also a function of familiarity with the new technology, and customers report improvements upwards of 10% within 4-6 weeks of familiarity. We have been receiving several positive testimonials from our customers and are encouraged to see them exploring new places with Nexon EV and sharing their experiences. We are extremely confident about the value proposition of the Nexon EV, which since its launch a year ago, has consistently grown in popularity to become India’s largest selling EV with thousands of families enjoying the pleasure of owning and driving it.”