The Kerala Motor Vehicle department has decided to buy 65 Tata Nexon EVs. The orders for the vehicles have been placed and the department plans to use them for enforcement drives.
Kerala is the first Indian state to be using electric vehicles for such a purpose. These cars have been ordered as a part of the state’s Safe Kerala project for enforcing motor vehicle rules. The main aim of this project is to ensure road discipline, reports suggest.
Tata’s offering the Nexon Electric SUV is the first entirely electric vehicle from the auto giant. The car hit the roads earlier this year. Nexon EV is available in three variants namely, XM, XZ+ and XZ+ Lux.
In terms of specifications, the car comes 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. The car takes an hour to charge 80 percent using a DC charger.