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  • Writer's pictureAbhishek Deshmukh

2022 Tata Nexon EV Max - Everything you need to know

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

Automobile manufacturers are decreasing the power outputs of their ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars because of a series of government norms and serious emission problems. Few automakers are completely switching to EVs to comply with the government norms. Tata Motors launched its very first EV, the Tigor EV, in 2019 which made a decent impact on the EV scene in India because of the rarity of EVs in the country. The company set a benchmark by launching the most awaited EV in India which is the Tata Nexon EV on 28th January 2020. The Nexon EV received a phenomenal response in the market by selling over 13,500 units all over India and now, they are back with an upgrade with the launch of the Tata Nexon EV Max.

The car gets a lot of blue trims all over the exterior and interior and a piano black finish on the dash just to remind the customers that they are driving an EV and not the regular Nexon. The Nexon EV gets a liquid-cooled Li-ion (Lithium-ion) battery and a Magnet Motor which churns out 143 BHP which is great for a car of this size and 250 Nm of torque. A 40.5 kW hour battery is placed underneath the car which is IP67 waterproof (1m) and can complete a 0 - 80% of charge in just 57 minutes and a full charge in 6 hours. EVs are known for their lightning-quick power delivery and this car is no different. This is the very first car by Tata Motors which does a 0 - 100 (km/h) sprint in just under 9 seconds. The driving range of the EV Max claimed by the company is now changed to 437 km (ARAI) which will differ according to the customer’s driving. But Tata expects a real-life range to be just under 300 km. The harder you punch into the throttle, the lesser the driving range gets due to excess power usage. The technology used by Tata Motors is known as Ziptron Technology.

The Nexon EV Max will feature the same overall design as the ongoing Nexon EV but will feature a few new features like new five-spoke alloy wheels, and disc brakes on all four wheels. It will also deliver new features like the park mode, electronic parking brake, auto-hold function, and adjustable regenerative braking levels. The coolest quirk of the interior has to be the gear selector, it gets a Jaguar - Land Rover-like gear selector which is now illuminated in the Nexon EV Max. It also gets a wireless charging feature. The Nexon is launched in three colors - Glacier White, Signature Teal Blue and Midnight Black. The Max version will be priced at a slight premium over the ongoing EV because of additional features which are worth the hike.

Thoughts -

Tata Motors surprised us with amazing cars like the Harrier, Altroz, Nexon EV, and an even more reliable Nexon EV Max. EVs are monstrously quick and the reason for EVs being quicker than the fuel-injected (combustion) engines is because there are a lot of mechanisms occurring in the combustion engines like the delivery of fuel into the engine, movements of pistons to formulate combustion, generation of torque and by the time all these mechanisms collectively happen, EVs are gone way before the fuel-injected cars even launch. EVs use a single-speed transmission because EVs do not require a multiple-speed transmission like other combustion motor cars. After all, the rev range of EVs is much wider in comparison to the fuel-injected cars. EVs churn out an enormous amount of torque even at low RPM. The Nexon EV is one of the best and the most efficient in India right now while the Hyundai Kona EV is a bit more pricey than the Nexon EV. The Nexon EV is the most convenient and affordable option for a common person for the daily work commute in city conditions. The ride is effortless and the cabin is very silent because there is no noise from the motor, unlike the combustion motors. On the other hand, the Nexon EV’s drive range claimed by Tata Motors seems pretty practical. Overall, the Nexon EV seems to be a very promising car delivered by a very promising brand, this is just the beginning of a road trip and it will reach even more milestones in the market.

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Jun 19, 2022

So insightful! keep up the good work!

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