In Kerala, EVs for MVD’s enforcement drive:
The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) of Kerala has just placed an order for 65 Tata Nexon EV SUVs for its enforcement squads. It is a bold move that will definitely encourage other government departments like police forces and private sectors to choose the path of green mobility in India.
The Tata Nexon EV is currently offered in three variants, with prices ranging from Rs 13.99-15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). At the moment, The Nexon EV doesn’t have any direct rivals in India. MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric are the other electric SUVs available in India.
The Nexon EV is featured with a 30.2 Kwh high capacity lithium-ion battery which is connected to a permanent magnet motor that can generate a maximum of 129 Ps and 245 Nm of peak torque. It takes an hour to charge 80 per cent using a DC charger.
The acquisition of the EVs will be followed by an increase in EV charging network, with each of the 65 squad offices getting a charging station. According to the reports the vehicles run for 312 km in one charging, the exchequer can save considerable money as the per-km cost will be ₹1
The 65 EVs are being dry-leased from the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a Central government institution under the Ministry of Power, through the Agency for Non -Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT).
TorqueTales Media Team.