Hyundai India and Tata Motors have received an order from EESL Energy Efficiency Services Limited for 150 Tata Nexon EV and 100 Hyundai Kona electric cars.
These electric cars have been acquired under a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, Government of India as a pilot project to promote clean mobility. Previously, under this initiative, EESL had ordered only 10 Kona Electric SUVs in 2019.
These 250 electric cars have been procured by utilising the $5 million recently granted by the ADB (Asian Development Bank) to scale the Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Sector Projects (DSEESP).
What powers the Tata Nexon EV?
- Recently a fleet of 65 Tata Nexon EV’s has been leased to the Kerala Motor Vehicle Department by under the state’s ‘Safe Kerala Project’ to promote green mobility.
- The Tata Nexon EV is powered by a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, generating 127hp with 245 Nm of peak torque.
- The battery is said to have an ARAI-certified range of over 312 km on a single charge. The Nexon EV can also do 0-100kmph in 9.9 seconds.
What powers the Hyundai Kona?
- The Hyundai Kona electric car packs a 39.2 kWh battery capable of generating 134hp with 395 Nm of peak torque.
- It also has an ARAI certified range of 452 km on a single charge and can do 0-100 kmph in 9.7 seconds.
- The Kona also offers four driving modes – Eco, Eco+, Comfort and Sport and has paddle shifters for adjusting regenerative braking.