If you’re looking for a small, affordable electric hatchback then buying a pre-owned Jayem Neo EV (electric Nano) could turn out to be one good potential option. The car is available for sale in used car markets of cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad in addition to being listed on some used car portals online. Just so you know, Jayem Neo EV is the result of the collaboration between Jayem and Tata with the venture producing a total of 400 cars in 2018 for Ola Cabs. As Neo EVs were explicitly made for commercial purposes, these came with white shades and yellow number plates although now these can be registered as private vehicles.
In terms of the specification, Neo EV comes equipped with 27hp and 68Nm that is generated by a 17kWh battery pack. The car is capable of dashing from 0-40 kmph in 5.8 seconds and once fully charged, it can travel up to 130 km which is a decent range for intracity travel. Neo EV is available in the price range of Rs 3-5 lakh in the pre-owned market and although the prices seem to be quite affordable compared to the Tata Tiago EV and MG Comet, one should pay attention to some significant things before loosening the purse strings.
First up, Neo EVs might be out of the running for a few years and hence, it is essential to thoroughly examine their battery management systems before making a final purchase decision. Also, the evaluation of fluids, electrical components, suspension systems, and other mechanical hardware is also recommended. Being left unused also makes these cars prone to corrosion which means interested customers must look out for signs of rusting in the body parts, under the bonnet, and fenders among others.
In addition, inspecting the ownership documents and availability of the no-objection certificate (in case of interstate buying) is also an important task to accomplish before signing on the dotted line. Last, but not least, there is no warranty on offer nor technical support by Tata which means the aftermarket support and service would be the only resort available for buyers of Neo EVs.