Tata Nexon EV to get power bump

    All trims of the Nexon EV are set to get more powerful electric motors.

    Published On Aug 25, 2021 06:38:00 PM


    The Tata Nexon EV is the highest selling electric vehicle (EV) in our market currently. Given its popularity, Tata also gave it the Dark edition treatment recently, to keep it fresh. Now the Indian carmaker is set to introduce a more powerful version of the all-electric compact SUV.

    • Nexon EVs power to increase to 136hp
    • Will feature the same 30.2kWh battery pack
    • The XM, XZ+ and XZ+ LUX trim will get power bump

    New Tata Nexon EV: what do we know?

    A leaked transport department circular has revealed that a Tata Nexon EV with 100kW (136hp) of power is in the works. This would be a 7hp increase over the current Nexon EV which produces 129hp and 245Nm. Despite the bump in power, the battery size stated on the circular – 30.2kWh, is the same as the unit available in the current model. This could imply that the ARAI-certified range of 312km on a single charge and the 1-hour charge time to get 80 percent on a DC fast charger should also stay the same.

    The document also revealed that this higher output version of the Nexon EV will be offered on all three trims – XM, XZ+ and XZ+ LUX. We will have to wait and see whether this update will be accompanied by a substantial increase in price, given that its relative affordability (compared to other EV SUVs) is one of its biggest draws.

    Tata EVs future plans

    Besides the Nexon, Tata has already showcased the new Tigor EV that is set to launch in our market on August 31, 2021. Unlike the previous Tigor EV, the new one uses Tata’s Ziptron high-voltage architecture and is intended to cater to private buyers. Its electric motor will produce 75hp and 170Nm of peak torque, and the battery and motor will get an 8 year/ 1,60,000km warranty.

    Also see:

    Over 400 Tata Nexon EV deliveries held up in Maharashtra

    Tata Nexon EV real world range tested, explained

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