Tata Motors will introduce the long range variant of the Nexon EV on 6th April 2022. The automaker, it would seem, is prepared to extend its dominance in the growing Indian electric vehicle (EV) market.
While the Nexon EV enjoys the lion’s share of the market at present, with its 30.2 kWh battery the car only comes with a claimed range of 312 km, which, although aplenty for the urbanite, does fall short of the expectations of others who are contemplating a shift to EVs.
Tata Nexon’s long range EV will be powered by a 40 kWh battery pack and should have a range of 400 km at a minimum. The new model will also feature disc brakes at all four corners, ESP, selectable regen modes, and a few cosmetic changes, including new wheels.
Tata aims to sell 10 EVs in India by 2026, Furthermore, customers of the long range Nexon EV will get the option of choosing between a 3.3 kW AC charger and a 6.6 kW AC charger. The latter should help decrease charging times despite the increase in battery capacity.
But, there are a few drawbacks associated with this exercise. Firstly, the long range Nexon EV will weigh more (roughly 100 kg) and its boot capacity will be reduced as a result of modifications made to its floor.
Expected to cost around Rs. 3-4 lakhs more than the current Nexon EV, priced from Rs. 14.54 lakhs (ex-showroom), the long range model is likely to be sold alongside the original version.