2022 Tata Nexon EV Max India Highlights: Tata Motors has launched a new avatar of the Nexon called Nexon EV Max. This new vehicle boasts of a better range compared to the existing model and also supports faster charging. The battery pack has gone up from 30.2kWh to 40.5kWh, an increase of more than 30 per cent. This has had a positive effect on the claimed range of the vehicle. While the regular Nexon EV has an ARAi certified range of 312km, the Nexon EV max stretches that figure to 437km. Bookings for the Nexon EV Max have opened and deliveries are underway as well. Tata Motors has ramped up their production to get the Nexon EV to buyers as soon as possible.
The Nexon EV Max is being offered with a 3.3kW charger and a 7.2kW AC fast charger that cuts down the charging time to 6.5 hours. DC fast charging is also supported on the vehicle and can charge it up to 80 per cent in 56 minutes. The bigger battery has been coupled with a more powerful motor that generates 140.7bhp and 250Nm. Even on the inside, the vehicle has received updates in the form of a wireless charging pad, new drive selector, electronic parking brake, ventilated front seats and an air purifier.
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Another intuitive feature addition to the cabin of the Nexon EV Max comes in the form of ventilated front seats. Considering the price of the vehicle, it was a wise decision to include this comfort feature.
While the regular Nexon EV gets only one mode for its brake energy regeneration system, the Nexon EV Max gets four. One can even switch off regenerative braking entirely or dial it in using the other three modes.
Despite packing in a bigger battery pack, the car has not lost significantly in terms of cabin space. The boot space has remained exactly the same as before. However, the ground clearance has been compromised by roughly 10mm.
The Nexon EV Max gets a new and more powerful 140.7bhp motor that generates a maximum torque of 250Nm. This means that the power output has gone up by roughly 13bhp and torque by 5Nm.
Here are the prices for all variants of the Tata Nexon EV Max. It starts at Rs 17.74 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 19.24 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom). The pricing is rather competitive and the company has managed to keep it under Rs 20 lakh
Tata Nexon EV Max will be offered in two variants – XZ+ and XZ+ Lux. Both variants will further have two charging options.
A robust charging network is necessary for the success of EVs and Tata Motors now has 1300+ charging stations across 200 cities.
Tata Motor's EV infrastructure was present in 20 cities across India and 60 touchpoints, at the start of the endeavour. Now, the company is present in over 75 cities and has more than 210 touchpoints. Going forward, Tata plans to add another 70 cities to the list.
More than 25,000 EVs from Tata Motors are running on Indian roads. Over 19,000 out of those are Nexon EVs. Such is the success story of the vehicle. The company sold over 9,000 EVs in the last quarter of 2022.
Vivek B. Srivastava, Head, Marketing, Sales & Service Strategy, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. takes the stage
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The Nexon EV’s 30.2kWh battery can be charged using a regular 15A connection. This will result in a 10-90 per cent charging time of 8.5 hours. Using a fast charger, the SUV can be charged from 0-80 per cent in 60 minutes. It would be interesting to see how Tata Motors improves the charging times for the bigger battery.
Apart from the Nexon EV, Tata Motors also sells the Tigor EV in the market. Based on the ICE-powered Tigor, the Tigor EV has a 26kWh battery pack and a certified range of 306km per charge. This electric sedan generates a power of 73.7bhp and a peak torque of 170Nm. As a result, it can go from 0-60kmph in a claimed 5.7 seconds.
Tata Motors currently sells the Nexon EV in five variants that cost between Rs 14.79 lakh to Rs 17.4 lakh (ex-showroom). With the increase in range and the added equipment, we estimate that the Nexon EV Max will cost Rs 2-3 lakh more than the current top-end variant of the electric SUV.
Another concept vehicle that was showcased by Tata Motors was the Avinya concept. This vehicle is based on the Gen 3 architecture and will only be brought as an EV. Removing the restrictions of designing an ICE vehicle, Tata was able to approach the Avinya with a new mindset and offer loads of room inside the cabin.
We recently got a glimpse of what Tata Motors has planned for the coming years. They showcased the Curvv concept coupe SUV, based on the company’s Gen 2 architecture. Vehicles on this platform have been built as EVs first and internal combustion engine versions will be brought at a later stage. The Curvv concept is estimated to arrive in the market by 2024.
The increase in operating range will be achieved by a bigger battery. The Nexon EV currently comes with a 30.2kWh battery but the Nexon EV Max could have a 40kWh battery. It will still be backed by Tata’s Ziptron technology but we expect to see a small bump in the power and torque figures.
Another change on the inside is the removal of the conventional handbrake. It has now been replaced by an electronic parking brake. Not only has this changed the interior layout, it also changes how one operates the vehicle. The e-parking brake will also come with an Auto Hold function.
The interior of the Nexon EV Max is set to receive some changes and one of them is the addition of a wireless charging pad for smartphones. The space was earlier occupied by a simple cubby space to store small items but now will house a wireless charging pad. This will be great news for anyone who has a phone that supports the technology
Another cosmetic, as well as functional change, comes in the form of a new drive selector. You still get a rotary dial to change the modes but now the simple knob has been replaced by a fancy unit with a shiny chrome finish around the edge and a display in the middle that shows you the different modes and the one you currently are using.
In an Instagram post shared by the company, it was claimed that the new Nexon EV Max could complete a trip from Mumbai to Pune and back in a single charge. A quick Google search shows that that is roughly a 300km long journey. The current Nexon EV has a claimed range of 312km and we are expecting the Nexon EV Max to have a claimed range of about 400km.
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