April 2021 was a challenging but relatively kind month for Tata Motors. While overall sales of their cars in India fell when compared to March, certain models did well. In this instance, we are talking about the brand’s uber-popular Nexon EV. The all-electric variant of Tata’s best-selling SUV, the Nexon EV, has remained one of the top-selling EVs in the country ever since its launch. However, with the ongoing pandemic-induced lockdowns and their associated knockbacks, Tata Motors has announced a price hike for the Nexon EV.
The Indian automaker had already increased the prices of its other cars at the start of May 2021, so this was only a matter of time. Depending on the trim level, the price of the Tata Nexon EV has been hiked by as much as Rs 16,000. While the starting price of the entry-level XM trim remains unaltered, the higher XZ+ and XZ+ Lux trims have now become more expensive – starting at Rs 15.56 Lakh and Rs 16.56 Lakh (ex-showroom, India), respectively. For reference, the entry-level XM starts at Rs 13.99 Lakh. However, Tata Motors also offers the Nexon EV on a subscription basis, which starts from Rs 29,500 per month.
The Tata Nexon EV sources power from a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, which then powers a single electric motor. This motor produces 127hp and 245Nm of torque, and the EV has a maximum range of 312 km on a single charge. Performance is fairly good, especially for this type of car, as 0 to 100 kmph comes up in less than 10 seconds. Meanwhile, a DC quick charger can take the Nexon EV’s battery from 0 to 80 percent in just 60 minutes, which is not too long at all. On the flip side, using a standard domestic socket will charge the battery from 10 to 90 percent in a much slower 8.5 hours. Despite the recent price hike, the Tata Nexon EV is still India’s best-selling EV.