Tata Nexon EV has zoomed past with the other EVs with its silent electric motor.
The Tata Nexon EV has become the top-selling EV of India. 198 units of the Tata Nexon EV were sold in March, even amidst the Coronavirus lockdown across the country.
To give a perspective, the MG ZS EV sold 116 units in the country. Whereas, Hyundai is yet to reveal the exact numbers of the Kona EV. However, it is being speculated that the numbers for the Kona EV might be at par or lower than the ZS EV.
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What Led The Sales?
Tata’s EV has quite a few reasons behind its comparatively higher sales. It should be noted here that the numbers are nowhere impressive but only higher than the competitors.
The reason behind the comparatively higher sales is the accessibility factor of the car. The Tata Nexon EV is manufactured in a plant located in Pune. This makes the car much more accessible than the other two.
The other reason behind the higher number of sales can be said to be the Tata Nexon badge. Nexon has already won the Indian hearts with its cars and the consumers already know what to expect from the car.
Price factor has always been one of the primary factors in the Indian car bazaar. The price of the Tata Nexon is significantly lower than the other two. However, it should be noted that the other two cars are much bigger than Tata Nexon.
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Specifications | Tata Nexon EV
The EV was unveiled in December 2019. The car is available in three variants XM, XZ+ and XZ+ LUX. Powered by a 30.2kWh battery and a 129 PS electric motor generating 127 bhp.
This car is said to have an ARAI certified range of 321 kilometres and can be charged up to 80 per cent in just an hour. Tata currently sells the EV only in select cities around the country and will be expanding the sales based upon the demand.
Electric vehicles are gradually making their presence felt in the Indian markets. Although, the manufacturers and the experts have been echoing a concern. The infrastructure upgrade, as well as the grants for making electric vehicles, should be looked into.