The 72nd Republic Day of India was a momentous occasion that saw the country putting its annual parade together as the country to commemorate the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect. The Republic Day parade is particularly special also because of its show of India’s strengths, especially in defense. It’s also the perfect opportunity to showcase our country’s diversity with the tableaux at Delhi’s Vijay Path. This year, the parade had 32 tableaux and auto enthusiasts managed to spot something special with the Tata Nexon EV being a part of it.
The Tata Nexon EV was part of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s tableau. The theme this year was ‘Vocal for Local’ and the Nexon EV seemed to have found its place in the tableau with ease as the desi electric car. In case you are wondering why the I&B ministry showcased an electric car, which is primarily responsible for government channels like Doordarshan and All India Radio, the reason is that the said ministry is also responsible for spreading the motto ‘vocal for local’ through its channels.
This will be a proud moment for Tata Motors and just the right kind of attention too for the car and electric mobility as a whole. The Nexon EV is currently one of the most affordable electric cars you can get your hands on, and currently the only Indian offering on sale. It has also gained immense popularity since the launch with over 2,000 units sold in a year. The Nexon EV uses the new Ziptron powertrain with the electric motor developing about 129PS and 245Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that promises a range of 312km on a single charge. Tata offers an 8 year/1.6 lakh km warranty on the battery.
The Tata Nexon EV is priced from Rs. 13.9 lakh for the base variant with prices going up to Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Tata is also offering the car on a subscription model to make it more affordable. What also makes it more attractive is its competitive pricing that makes it only marginally more expensive than the Nexon diesel. Tata has planned an onslaught of electric offerings in the coming months. This includes the Altroz EV, HBX EV and even the Tigor EV facelift, all of which are in the works.