The Government of Kerala has recently ordered 65 units of India’s safest car, the Tata Nexon EV for the Kerala Motor Vehicle Department. The order has been made as part of the state’s ‘Safe Kerala Project’ initiative under which electric vehicles are being leased by the Energy Efficient Services Limited (EESL), a Central Government institution that which comes under the Ministry Of Power.
Once the entire fleet is delivered, the government plans to add some additional safety equipment such as speed cameras, radars, sirens, etc. Additionally, the designated fleet will be on-duty 24×7 with only a single home guard officer during the day and two officers during the night. Reports also suggest the 65 Nexon EV’s have been leased for 8 years. These 65 EV’s will be deployed to maintain the motor vehicle rules and regulations, along with road discipline within its designated area
After the procurement is complete the government also plans to set up 65 individual fast-charging stations which will be used only by EESL. However, rumours also suggest that the designated charging station could also be made available to the general public as well.
What makes the Tata Nexon EV a perfect electric car? let’s find out!
Tata Nexon EV | Powertrain Specifications
|Motor||3-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
|Battery||30.2 kWh lithium-ion|
The made-in-India electric SUV is based on Tata’s revolutionary Ziptron Technology. The battery can be juiced up from 0 to 80% in just less than 60 mins. The range is also enough to get you rid of your range anxiety.
Tata Nexon EV | Interior and Exterior
The electric SUV will carry on many features in terms of design from the recently launched Nexon facelift. On the outside, it will feature LED DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps with ambient and tunnel detection (top model only). The interior is studded with a flat-bottom steering and 7-inch infotainment. Here’s a list of variant-wise specs of the EV.
Tata Nexon EV | Colour Options
The electric SUV will come in three colour options: Signature Teal Blue, Glacier White and Moonlit Silver.
Tata Nexon EV | Buying Options
The company is offering three options with electric SUV: Direct Purchase, Subscription and Lease option for corporate employees.
- Direct Purchase: It comes with attractive interest rates from a total of 11 financiers with a loan tenure up to 8 years.
- Subscription: This option comes with flexible ownership ranging from 12 months to 4 years. No downpayment is required.
- Lease for Corporate Employees: This also has no down payment requirement and will also help in tax savings.
Tata Nexon EV | Safety Features
The EV is based on India’s safest car, The Nexon. So it is surely going to have safety at every corner. Here is the list of some of those:
- ABS with EBD
- Corner Stability Control
- Reinforced body structure
- Dual airbags
- Liquid-cooled IP67 battery pack
- ISOFIX anchorage
It has also been equipped with the connected car feature through the ZConnect app, read here to know more.
Tata Nexon EV | Price and Rivals
|Tata Nexon EV||XM||Rs. 13.99 lakh|
|XZ+||Rs 14.99 lakh|
|XZ+LUX||Rs 15.99 lakh|
|MG ZS EV||Excite||Rs. 20.88 lakh|
|Exclusive||Rs. 23.58 lakh|
|Hyundai Kona Electric||Premium||Rs. 23.86 lakh|
|Premium with dual-tone||Rs. 24.05 lakh|