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Launch of The Tata Nexon Long-Range EV in April

A more powerful 6.6kW AC charger is expected to be available for the long-range Nexon EV to reduce charging time with the larger battery.

Tata Motors is working on a long-range version of the Nexon EV, which has been spotted testing on our roads recently. The long-range Tata Nexon EV is expected to hit the market in April, according to sources. The updated Nexon EV will have a larger battery and a few other mechanical improvements, but we don’t expect any significant cosmetic changes.

  • Tata Nexon EV to get a larger 40kWh battery pack
  • Expected to get a more powerful 6.6kW AC charger
  • Price announcement by April this year

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Tata Nexon Long-Range EV
Tata Nexon Long-Range EV

Long-Range What’s New with The Tata Nexon EV?

This new version of the Nexon EV will have a larger 40kWh battery pack, as we exclusively reported in December of last year. This is 30% larger than the current Nexon EV’s battery pack, which is 30.2kWh. The Nexon EV currently has an ARAI-certified range of 312 kilometres, indicating that the larger battery pack could deliver a range of over 400 kilometres on the official test cycle.

A more powerful charger could be another notable upgrade for the long-range Nexon EV. The long-range Nexon EV will be available with a more powerful 6.6kW AC charger, according to leaked information on social media. The Nexon EV is currently available with a 3.3kW AC charger that takes about 10 hours to fully charge the battery. Of course, a larger battery will take longer to charge. Tata may offer a 6.6kW AC charger as an option to combat this, though the current 3.3kW AC charger is expected to be retained.

The Nexon EV’s floor pan will have to be modified to accommodate the larger battery pack, and the boot space is expected to be sacrificed. Given that EVs are becoming more popular, and EV buyers will demand more from their vehicles than just being a city runabout, it’s a fair trade-off for greater range.

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Tata Nexon Long-Range EV
Tata Nexon Long-Range EV

The updated Nexon EV is expected to have disc brakes on all four corners, as the SUV will become heavier as a result of the larger battery pack, necessitating more stopping power. New, selectable regen modes that change the intensity of regenerative braking, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), and a new design for the alloy wheels are all possible updates. However, we do not anticipate any other significant exterior or interior cosmetic updates.

Tata Nexon EV will be Sold Alongside The Current Model

The Nexon EV long-range version is expected to cost between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 4 lakh more than the current model. Tata Motors will, however, continue to offer the current model alongside the long-range version in order to maintain different price points and meet the needs of different buyers.

The current Nexon EV’s biggest selling point is undoubtedly its well-balanced price-to-range ratio, which has found a sweet spot among early electric vehicle adopters. It’s significantly less expensive than other electric SUVs on the market and meets all of the requirements for a city runabout. Meanwhile, the long-range version will be more expensive, but it will have a broader appeal and usability, attracting a new set of buyers.

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Tata Nexon Long-Range EV
Tata Nexon Long-Range EV

Long-Range Expected Price and Competitors for The Tata Nexon EV

The Nexon EV is expected to cost between Rs 17 lakh and Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom). This means it will continue to be cheaper than competitors like the Hyundai Kona Electric and MG ZS EV, which are imported as CKD (completely knocked down) kits.

The MG ZS EV, on the other hand, is due for an update this month, which will include a larger battery. As a result, it should be able to put some distance between itself and the updated Nexon EV once more. While Hyundai will launch the Kona Electric facelift in India later this year, it is unclear whether it will include a larger battery. If not, the Kona Electric and the updated Nexon EV will have very similar specifications, but the Nexon EV will have a price advantage.

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