EXCITING ZConnect 35 New Features : Tata Nexon EV Launched
Tata Motors has launched the Nexon EV in the Indian market with an introductory price of Rs.13.99 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, India). The Nexon EV has been introduced in three different variants : XM, XZ+ and XZ+ LUX.
With this, Tata Motors has even introduced two new key factors that will shape the future modes: Ziptron Electric Technology and the Z Connect connectivity suite in association with an app which showcases 35 new features.
Tata Motors had revealed several details of the Z Connect connectivity suite before the launch of the Nexon EV . Here Tata Motors quoted: “Intuitive and easy to use, this app is designed to meet the aspirations of contemporary and tech-savvy consumers.”
The Z Connect app includes features such as remote monitoring of the current battery charge level, available range, the nearest charging points and charging history. In addition to this, the EV can be locked and unlocked remotely, activation of horn, lamp control and for utmost comfort the cabin can be pre-cooled with the remote cooling function.
Z Connect app also features location based services which include functions such as find my car, route navigation, sharing of LIVE location and it also guides the user with the potential places where the EV needs to be charged up during the run. With this, some features also include finding the nearest charging station, nearest authorised Tata Motors service centre.
Z Connect Safety Features
This app also comes with safety and security features as well. Tata Motors has designed the Z Connect app in such a way that it sends instant crash notifications, panic notification and an emergency SOS whenever necessary. Suppose the car is stolen the user can request for a remote immobilization service via Tata’s dedicated 24X7 call center.
Z Connect will be sending multiple notifications to the user's smartphone. These notifications include 20 different instant alerts that keeps the user updated with the critical vehicle health and safety parameters.
Customisation features in Z Connect
Along with the different features available in the Z Connect app, the user can even tweak and do some customization according to their convenience. These features include setting up custom speed, Geo fencing and time fencing limits. If any of the parameters fixed by the users are breached, the app immediately triggers an instant alert to the user's smartphone. In addition to this, the Z Connect app also tracks the driving behaviour and will notify the user of harsh braking, sudden acceleration, high speed alerts and accidents.
Powertrain and Ziptron Technology
The Nexon EV gets its power from the 20.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which powers the electric motors that have been mounted on the front axle. This electric motor produces 129 bhp of power and 245Nm of torque. With the launch of the Nexon EV, Tata Motors has also debuted the Ziptron electric technology as well. This has helped to make the car affordable, comfortable and best in performance.
Performance and Range
According to ARAI, the Nexon EV has a range of 312 km on a full charge. In terms of performance the Nexon EV can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 9.9 seconds.
Charging and Warranty
With the Nexon EV, Tata Motors is providing a free home charger - a standard 15A AC charger, that takes 8-9 hours to fully charge up the battery. With the DC fast charger it will take upto an hour to charge the battery upto 80%. Tata Motors has partnered with Tata Power to offer the Nexon EV users access to upto 300 charging stations which are available in the key metro cities of India. This network will be increased upto 650 charging stations by March 2021 and with this mobile charging services will be provided as of now in 5 major metro cities.
Coming to the warranty, the electric motor and the battery pack comes with an 8-year or 1,60,000km warranty (whichever is near), whereas the whole car gets a standard 3-year/1.25 lakh kilometre warranty and the users can also opt for a 5-year extended warranty pack as well.
Prices (Ex-Showroom, India)
XM - Rs.13.99 lakh
XZ+ - Rs.14.99 lakh
XZ+ LUX - Rs.15.99 lakh
The above mentioned price list is just introductory and it will be increased at a later date. Tata Motors has made the Nexon EV only available in 60 dealer outlets spread across 22 cities in India.