The Tata Nexon EV had to compete with two strong contenders – the MG ZS EV and the Mercedes-Benz EQC – to win the 2021 CNB EV of the Year award.
The Tata Nexon EV is the winner of the 2021 CNB EV of the Year award. This is the first time that the electric vehicle category has been added to the coveted carandbike Awards, and the Nexon EV has become the first EV to win this title. Tata Motors’ electric SUV had to compete with two strong contenders to win the awards, both of which have been quite well received in their respective segments – the MG ZS EV and the Mercedes-Benz EQC.
Tata Nexon EV comes with a permanent magnet AC motor, which is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery that is liquid-cooled and gets IP67 certification, making the battery water and dust resistant. The Nexon EV uses a 30.2 kWh battery offering a maximum range of over 312 km on a single charge, and the new electric powertrain offers an output of 245 Nm of peak torque, enough to clock triple-digit speeds in 9.9 seconds. The battery can be charged up to 80 per cent in 60 mins using a fast charger while it will take 8 hours to do the same using a home charger.
The Nexon EV is offered in India in three variants – XM, XZ+ and XZ+ LUX. All three variants are priced in India ₹ 13.99 lakh, ₹ 15.40 lakh and ₹ 16.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Tata Nexon EV is also offered under a subscription-based model, in collaboration with Orix Auto. Under the model, customers can get the electric SUV at an all-inclusive fixed rental plan starting at just ₹ 34,900 per month.