The Gujarat government has received 10 Tata Nexon EV vehicles from Tata Motors. Tata’s tender agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited included the delivery of a new fleet of Nexon EVs (EESL). Senior government officials associated with the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat, will use the Nexon EVs. On August 15, there was a handover ceremony.
Tata Motors has been a strong advocate for the adoption of electric vehicles in India. As part of the EESL tender it won in 2017 to supply 10,000 electric vehicles, the company has been supplying electric passenger cars to a number of government bodies and institutions.
Tata had already delivered 14 units of the new Xpres-T to Kolkata’s Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers earlier this month. They are also collaborating with other Tata Group companies such as Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Auto Components, Tata Motors Finance, and Croma to accelerate the adoption of e-mobility in India through the ‘Tata uniEVerse’ EV ecosystem.
The Nexon EV itself is currently the best-selling Indian electric vehicle and has a market share of almost 70 percent in the fast-growing electric vehicle market. There are nearly 6,000 Nexon EVs on Indian roads right now.
The Nexon EV is powered by a high-capacity 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and features a 127hp permanent-magnet AC motor with high efficiency. It has a high level of connectivity and comes with 35 mobile app-based features, including remote commands, vehicle tracking, driving behavior analytics, navigation, and remote diagnostics.
Aside from its SUV appeal, the Nexon EV’s sorted fundamentals and a value-for-money price tag that undercuts the nearest rival by over Rs 7 lakh have worked in its favor.
Also, the company has tweaked certain aspects of the Nexon EV’s driving experience in the last year after analyzing the driving behavior of several EV users and incorporating relevant customer feedback in its latest software update to make the car more user friendly.
Forthcoming Tata EVs in India
With the launch of the Tigor EV on August 31, 2021, the brand will be expanding its electric passenger vehicle portfolio. The Tigor EV, which is powered by the company’s Ziptron technology, is expected to undercut the Nexon EV’s price range of Rs 13.99-16.85 lakh. As a result, the Tigor EV will be the most affordable electric vehicle available to private buyers in India.