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Tata Motors made waves last month with the introduction of the Punch EV in India, a micro electric SUV loaded with cutting-edge features and technology. One of the standout features of the Punch EV is its impressive range, which matches that of the Nexon EV, thanks to Tata’s innovative Acti.ev platform. This development has sparked interest as Tata Motors has confirmed plans to potentially upgrade the Nexon EV to the Acti.ev platform shortly, presenting an intriguing prospect for electric vehicle enthusiasts.
The Acti.ev Advantage
Tata Motors is elevating its electric car offerings with the Punch EV, leveraging the smart Acti.ev platform. This platform stands out with its unique features, particularly in achieving an extended range, which has been evident in both the Nexon and Punch EVs.
Departing from conventional ICE-based platforms used in previous Tata EVs, the Acti.ev platform’s second-generation design is tailored for superior battery management, further enhancing the impressive range of these electric vehicles.
Strategic Outlook: The Potential Shift for Nexon EV
Tata Motors is strategically evaluating the possibility of transitioning the Nexon EV to the Acti.ev platform. Anand Kulkarni, Vice President of Tata Passenger, has confirmed the feasibility of this shift, hinting at significant improvements.
The Acti.ev platform’s flexibility, capable of accommodating vehicles up to 4.6 meters in length, not only facilitates the Nexon EV’s evolution but also lays the groundwork for upcoming electric models like the Harrier EV, Curvv EV, and Sierra EV. This platform transition promises not only improved range and spatial efficiency but also suggests a more robust and expansive next generation of the Nexon EV.
Battery and Platform Updates: The Next-Gen Nexon EV
The upcoming generation of the Nexon EV is expected to retain its current features, with primary changes focused on a new battery pack and platform. Despite these updates, the remainder of the car remains largely unchanged for now.
The recent facelift introduced significant design alterations both inside and outside the vehicle. Notably, the Nexon EV boasts a premium-looking cabin featuring a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, touch panels for AC controls, and various other advanced elements. The potential addition of frunk storage is also under consideration for the New Gen Nexon EV.
Testing and Future Launch Plans for Nexon EV
While transitioning the Nexon EV to the new platform may seem straightforward, extensive testing is crucial for Tata to ensure a seamless integration. Following the recent revamp with a major facelift, the brand is now gearing up for further innovations.
Tata Motors is not only focused on the Nexon EV but has also scheduled the launch of the Curvv EV and Harrier EV, both set to debut this year. Given these developments, the new generation Nexon EV is expected to hit the market either by late 2025 or early 2026, aligning with Tata’s commitment to advancing its electric vehicle portfolio.