Tata Motors, part of Tata Group and a leading automaker in India, has recently rolled out electric variant of its compact SUV Nexon for the personal segment and has plans to launch four more EVs in the next two years.
Nexon EV is powered by Ziptron technology and comes with a range of 312 km on a single charge and a high voltage system, fast charging capability, extended battery life and class leading safety features. Besides, it has 35 connected car features as well.
"We have four other products in the pipeline, two more SUVs, one sedan and one hatchback in the next 24 months. With this launch, Tata Motors is launching, in fact, India's first EV ecosystem," stated N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Group.
"Shifting to electric mobility is not about building and selling more cars. It is about ecosystem that needs to be developed. You need the charging infrastructure, you need battery packs, cells and also you need very good financing options. All of this is critical if this whole shift to electric mobility has to become successful," he said.
He said group companies such as Tata Power for providing charging infrastructure, Tata Chemicals for battery cells, Tata AutoComp for battery packs and Tata Motors Finance for specific solutions for EV financing have played a very "intensive and active" role in bringing the EV vision to reality.
Powered by a 129 PS permanent magnet AC motor powered by a 30.2 kWh lithium ion battery, the Nexon EV will be available in three trim levels across 60 authorised dealerships in 22 cities, the company said at the launch.
"After 16 months of strenuous effort, we are delighted to launch India's own electric SUV, the Nexon EV. We are confident that this game-changing product will further reinforce our commitment towards developing sustainable and responsible mobility solutions for India," shared Guenter Butschek, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Group.
Nexon EV has battery that can be charged up to 80 per cent within 60 minutes when plugged into a fast DC charger besides using a regular 15-ampere socket, which would account for a longer charging duration.
The company has already set up a network of about 100 electric vehicle charging stations so far, which it plans to increase to 300 by March this year.