Tata Motors’ electric SUV – Nexon EV MAX made a landmark entry into the India Book of Records after is successfully scaled the world’s highest motorable road at Umling La pass, located in Ladakh at 19,024 Ft. above the sea level. It is the first ever electric car to achieve this feat and demonstrates the inherent capabilities of Tata EVs even in high altitude conditions. A team of expert drivers started the journey from Leh and completed this record on September 18, 2022.
Commenting on this achievement, Mr Vivek Srivatsa, Head, Marketing, Sales and Service Strategy, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., said “All Nexon EV MAX users have the freedom to undertake regular and uninterrupted long-distance travel with superior ride and handling. Not only it offers more range and power, but also supports faster charging while improving the overall driving efficiency and further providing an uncompromised EV ownership experience. Besides, it has an inherent advantage of high altitude, thinner air, lower pressure having no impact on its performance. This has been well established with this milestone and such achievements will further encourage the Indian customer to #EvolveToElectric.”
Since its entry into the personal EV space in 2020, Tata Motors has been the pioneer in the EV segment with more than 40,000 EVs on the Indian road, out of which over 30,000 are Nexon EVs. The Nexon EV is the largest selling four-wheeler EV in India with a commanding market share of 63 per cent (FY22).
The feature and spec advantages of Nexon EV MAX such as: Certified ARAI range of 437 km, Instantaneous torque, ESP with i-VBAC, Hill Descent Control, IP 67 rated battery pack and motor, auto-dimming IRVM, High ground clearance, high-water wading capability, Electronic Parking Brake and auto vehicle. Equipped with a 40.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Nexon EV MAX produces 105 kW (143 PS) of power and delivers an instant torque of 250 Nm available at push of the pedal, resulting in 0 to 100 sprint times in under 9 secs. The model is available in two trim options – the Nexon EV MAX XZ+ and Nexon EV MAX XZ+ Lux, it offers 33 pc higher battery capacity, which ensures uninterrupted inter-city travel.