The Tata Nexon EV has been launched in India. There was a lot of excitement among the Indian automotive enthusiasts and now it is finally here.
The Nexon EV is a compact electric SUV from Tata. It comes in three variants viz. Nexon EV XM, Nexon EV XZ+, and Nexon EV XZ+ Lux. The price range starts from Rs. 13.99 lakh or or $20,000 (ex-showroom). It has a range of 312 km or 193 miles with a battery of 30.2 kWh.
Which Is The Best Electric Car In India: Nexon EV, MG ZS EV Or Kona EV?
Nexon will offer fierce competition to the previously launched electric SUVs like MG ZS EV and Hyundai KONA Electric.
For those who are planning to buy an Electric Car or are only curious to know about cars, I have drawn a comparison for you.
Let’s compare without any delay and see which is the best electric car in India.
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Performance (Power and Torque)
The Tata Nexon EV can deliver 129 PS OR 127 HP and a peak torque of 245 Nm. It can go 0-100 kmph in less than 10 seconds, which is even better than the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.
On the other hand, Hyundai Kona Electric has slightly better performance than Nexon EV. Its electric motor delivers 136 PS or 134 HP and a formidable torque of about 394.9 Nm. The Hyundai Kona electric SUV can go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds.
The MG ZS electric SUV is the fastest one in India, it can go from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.5 seconds. It has an impressive power of 142.7 PS and a torque of 353 Nm.
Battery Capacity, Charging time and Range:
Tata Nexon EV has a 30.2 kWh Li-ion battery which powers this compact electric SUV. It was developed using Tata’s unique Ziptron technology. The battery can charge from 0 to 80% in only 60 min with fast chargers available at dealerships. Using a normal charger, an 80% charge takes around 8.5 hours. The EV has a range of 312 km.
The Hyundai Kona EV is powered by a 39.2 kWh battery. It can be charged from 0 to 80% in just 57 min with DC fast chargers. With the standard AC chargers, it takes around 6 hours and 10 mins. It has a range of 452 km, which is the longest among the three electric cars.
MG ZS EV comes with a 44.5 kWh battery. With the help of fast DC chargers, it can be charged from 0 to 80% in less than 50 minutes, which is the fastest one here. AC fast chargers installed at home can charge the MG ZS electric SUV up to 80% in about 6-8 hours.
The Tata Nexon EV comes with Tata’s ZConnect infotainment system, which has over 35 intuitive features that keep you connected.
Hyundai Kona has a special feature that sets it apart from other electric cars. Usually, in electric cars, there is no noise, therefore they have an inbuilt Virtual Engine Sound System(VESS), thus, adding to an exciting feature.
The MG ZS EV is India’s first pure internet electric SUV. It is powered by i-smart (EV) 2.0 and has a 60+ car feature. One of the most exciting features of this electric vehicle is that it has a PM 2.5 filter that purifies the air inside the cabin.
Design and Safety:
The Tata Nexon EV electric car has a lot to offer when it comes to safety. It has outstanding build quality. It has a rating of 5 stars on the Global NCAP test. It comes with ISOFIX feature, which is a special seat for ensuring the safety of small children.
Hyundai Kona also has a five-star rating in Euro NCAP. Apart from features like ABS, EBD, ESP, HAC, which is common in all three electric vehicles. It has 6 Airbags and an ISOFIX seat.
The MG ZS EV electric SUV has all the above features except ISOFIX seats. But apart from that, there’s a lot more on offer such as 6 Airbags, heated ORVM, hill start assist and seat belt reminders for both front and rear seats. It has a UL2580 certified battery, which means it has passed eight supercritical tests. If you want to know more about safety features, then you can go through my last post.
Tata Nexon EV: The price range for the basic model starts from Rs. 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
Hyundai Kona: The starting price is Rs. 23.71 lakh(ex-showroom), Price may vary as per your state.
MG ZS EV: Prices start from Rs.20.88 lakh (ex-showroom).
So there you have it. The Tata Nexon EV is the cheapest among the bunch but the MG ZS EV has the most features. Hyundai Kona is more fuel-efficient but it’s also the most expensive one here.
With the large pre-booking numbers of the MG ZS EV, at the moment it seems like the best electric car in India. However, the Tata Nexon EV with its pocket-friendly price tag and five-star safety rating could take away the throne of the best electric car away from MG ZS EV.